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More than 100 types of herbs, throughout the year

Parsley, basil, mint and rosemary are herbs everyone knows, but do you also know santolina, anise hyssop or common salsify? Besides conventional herbs, there’s more and more interest in culinary herbs with varied flavours.Common salsify, also called oyster plant, has this name due to the salty flavour of its.....

TV doctor reveals the one vegetable you need to boost your health

TV Doctor Rangan Chatterjee, who has appeared on the BBC programme Doctor in the House, says that if people are going to eat any vegetable, broccoli should be the one to opt for. He even described broccoli as a ‘life saver’. Dr Chatterjee, who recently wrote the book The 4 Pillar Plan, claims the humble.....

Australia: Getting kids excited about eating vegetables

Australian children are only getting 5 per cent of their recommended daily intake of vegetables, but a free digital program funded by Hort Innovation is aiming to help turn that around by enlisting the help of teachers across Australia.‘Phenomenom’ is the brainchild of teacher, children’s book author and.....

Michael Skaret:

From military to microgreens: the story of Nordamark

Michael Skaret was an officer in the Swedish army for several years before deciding to start his own company Nordamark for growing microgreens to serve restaurants. Business has been going so well his company now occupies a space of 340 m2.His aim is to further develop his cultivation methods and to possibly.....

More than 44,000 responses to future farming consultation

More than 44,000 responses have been received on the government’s proposals for the future for food, farming and the environment once we leave the EU.In the last week alone, nearly 20,000 responses were submitted to the ‘Health & Harmony’ consultation which closed on Tuesday 8 May, with farmers, food.....

Greater focus on vegetables in the UK

The consumption of vegetables is at an all-time low in the United Kingdom (UK). Figures from the Food Foundation indicate that 80% of this country's young children eat too few vegetables. The consumption of vegetables is down, despite the British government's '5-a-day' campaign. To counter this negative.....

Changes in personal income of U.S. counties 2000-2016

'Many rural counties are doing OK'.Click here for a larger image.

US (NJ): Princeton project compares vertically farmed with organic veg

Several new research projects that promise to expand the bounds of knowledge have been selected to receive funding through Princeton’s Office of the Dean for Research.The Dean for Research Innovation Funds are awarded annually to promising and forward-looking research across various subject areas and.....

Tomato Foundation Health Claim Project reaches 25% of funding target

The expansion of the Tomato Foundation Health Claim Project Consortium continues - rallying support from companies within the tomato industry global supply chain, with 73,500€ raised of the 270,400€ target. The project focuses on obtaining an EFSA health claim for tomato paste/tomato products and.....

1-Minute Salad Maker

What else is there to say? It's a 1-Minute Salad Maker.

Are micro leaves the next super vegetable?

Israeli company 2BFresh believes that the combination of a positive nutrient profile, functionality and increased availability mean microgreens are set to be the new super food on the block. Microgreens (or micro leaves) are young sprouts of seeds grown from a variety of edible plants harvested 7-20 days.....

Pepper plant sops up personal care product antibiotic

It sometimes can be hard to find toothpastes, soaps and other toiletries without antibiotics. Their popularity has caused an increase in environmental levels of antimicrobial substances, such as triclocarban (TCC), which end up in the water and soil used to grow crops. Scientists report in the ACS’ Journal.....

US: Fruit and veg prices may be higher in low-income neighborhoods

Shoppers purchasing fruits and vegetables in stores located in low-income neighborhoods in California may pay more for those fruits and vegetables than shoppers in other neighborhoods, according to a study that examined prices in a large sample of stores throughout the state.Published online in March 2018 in.....

Mexican researchers develop tomato that decreases hypertension

A team of scientists from Universidad Autonoma de Sinaloa (UAS), Mexico, successfully developed a genetically engineered tomato that can help treat hypertension.Hypertension affects 30 percent of the world population, according to the World Health Organization. Thus, the researchers looked at scientific.....