Agriculture

Agriculture
OSU scientists create new purple tomato
April 2013
Monday, April 01, 2013

0413 NextTomatoes owe their red color to carotenoids, a group of fat-soluble pigments rich in antioxidants. Now scientists at Oregon State University have created a new, purple tomato — “Indigo Rose” — that owes its eggplant color to another class of nutrient-heavy pigments called “anthocyanins.”

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Timber split
April 2013
Monday, April 01, 2013

0413 TimberSplit 01Efforts to balance logging and environmental issues move forward in eastern Oregon as gridlock continues in the west.

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Gleaners support tax break for farmers
Must Reads
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Senate Bill 430 would allow farmers to claim a tax deduction for donating food to gleaners and hunger-relief groups.

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OSU researchers find new use for grape pulp
Must Reads
Friday, March 15, 2013

Oregon State University researchers have discovered ways to convert pulp from crushed wine grapes into usable products.

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Herbal remedy company grows
February 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013

0213 FOB Dispatches NaturalMedicineHerb Pharm has grown to a multi-million-dollar enterprise that controls 45% of the national market share in liquid herbal extracts.

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