Science in Your Shopping Cart - The Podcast

Did you know that the popular Roma tomato was actually developed by ARS scientists in Beltsville, MD? Or that ARS technology has helped reduce the use of pesticides on apples and other fruits? Or that ARS researchers are turning waste after harvest into fuels and other products? Check out our new podcast series, Science in Your Shopping Cart, and learn how science touches many of the products we buy at the grocery store, from new varieties of fruits and vegetables to technological advances that make our food safer, cheaper, and tastier.

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Episode 1 - Spinach, Tomatoes, & Potatoes: What Do They All Have In Common?

We know that all three are vegetables, or two vegetables and a fruit if you will, but would you be surprised to find out that ARS researchers developed its own varieties of tomatoes, potatoes, and spinach?

Take a virtual trip with us to Italy, Idaho, and California and learn about the Roma tomato, red spinach and Huckleberry gold potato. 

Part 2: Potatoes

“I’m your huckleberry.” Learn about the origins of the Huckleberry Gold Potato and other interesting facts about potatoes.

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Episode 1: Spinach, Tomatoes and Potatoes 

We know that all three are vegetables, or two vegetables and a fruit if you will, but what else do they have in common? Take a virtual trip with us to Italy, Idaho, and California to find out.

Episode 2: Apples - Get Crunchin

Check out some cool innovations and research being conducting to ensure your favoriate apples are fresh, tasty, cost-friendly, and high quality.

Episode 3: Biomass

ARS scientists are researching ways to turn farm waste and other biomass into environmentally friendly products.

Episode 4: Berries

There is a very good chance that some of the berries you eat can be traced back to varieties developed by ARS scientists.