Leafy Greens

Boston’s Little Leaf Farms plans 10 acres under glass

A fast-expanding leafy greens operation outside Boston is another example of how consumers buying local are supporting new regional growers of leafy greens. Thirty-five miles west of Boston, Little... more

Project seeks to enhance spinach production, safety

“Vegetables like spinach are often over-fertilized with nitrogen to get better yields or improve certain quality traits.”

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Romaine safety not impacted by US government shutdown

News of the government shutdown’s impact on federal public health agencies has raised concerns about the safety of the U.S. food supply. Leafy g... more »

ReLoad fungicide (phosphate) receives EPA registration

Belchim Crop Protection USA’s ReLoad, a unique phosphate fungicide, has received approval for EPA registration, and is now available for state regis... more »

Boston’s Little Leaf Farms plans 10 acres under glass

A fast-expanding leafy greens operation outside Boston is another example of how consumers buying local are supporting new regional growers of leafy g... more »

BREAKING: FDA names California romaine farm as CDC reports additional E. coli patients

They say the investigation is ongoing and more sources are possible, but as of the afternoon of Dec. 13, the FDA is reporting traceback efforts in the... more »

Duncan Family Farms appoints new directors

Duncan Family Farms (DFF), a grower of organic baby lettuces and greens, kales and herbs with operations in Arizona, California, Oregon and New York, ... more »

FDA eases ban on romaine lettuce related to E. coli issue

The following is a Nov. 26 statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on the current romaine lettuce E. coli 0157:H7 outbreak investigation: "T... more »

Fast E. coli test keeps bad food off shelves

A new E.coli rapid testing kit developed by researchers at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada is revolutionizing food safety testing by pro... more »

E. coli lettuce outbreak ‘likely from California’

The romaine lettuce responsible for an E. coli outbreak that sickened more than 30 people across multiple states likely originated in California, acco... more »

Groups react to E. coli related to romaine lettuce reports

Specialty crop organizations are responding to the outbreak of E. coli reports involving romaine lettuce. Western Growers' statement: "In respon... more »

Outbreak of E. coli infections linked to romaine lettuce

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), public health and regulatory officials in several states, Canada, and the FDA are investigating ... more »


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