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Eating "10 a day" of fruit & veg could prevent 7.8m deaths a year

According to a new study by Imperial College London the ever popular "5 a day" saying for fruit and vegetables could be updated to "10 a day". The study, which analysed 95 studies involving two million people's eating habits showed that increased consumption reduced the chance of heart attack, stroke, cancer.....

The effect of LED grow lights on human health

The rapid increase in the use of LED technology for horticultural lighting applications has also raised discussions regarding the potential human health risks compared to legacy lighting solutions. This is somewhat due to the differences in visual appearance (colour and intensities) of the light in such.....

Lettuce-based hemophilia therapy shows promise

People with hemophilia require regular infusions of clotting factor to prevent them from experiencing uncontrolled bleeding. But a significant fraction develop antibodies against the clotting factor, essentially experiencing an allergic reaction to the very treatment that can prolong their lives.Researchers.....

Vegetables irrigated with sewage water causing hepatitis in Pakistan

The Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) has announced in a report that vegetables being grown with sewage water are causing diseases including hepatitis and cancer.According to the report, sewage water was not only hazardous in itself, but the use of cleaning acids in homes and chemicals in.....

"Eating fruit & veg can improve motivation in young adults"

A study led by Dr. Tamlin Conner of the Psychology Department in New Zealand’s University of Otago, has shown that increased consumption of fruits and vegetables in young adults could increase mental health, including increased motivation and vitality.For their research, the team gathered 171 participants,.....

US: Tasteful Selections conclude fourth-annual campaign to help end hunger

Tasteful Selections, a specialty potato brand from RPE Inc., concluded its fourth annual campaign with Katie’s Krops, a non-profit focused on empowering young growers to plant vegetable gardens and donate the harvests to the underserved in their communities.As part of the annual campaign, a portion of the.....

EU: Growers replacing asbestos panels with help of incentives

In recent weeks huge cranes were at work at Zadelaers Boogaert Nurseries in Naaldwijk, the Netherlands. Asbestos panels were removed from the roofs of several production halls of the tomato nursery and were replaced by insulating sandwich panels."The company will continue to implement sustainable measures.....

Canada starts random testing of MMJ for pesticides

Recently, two licensed producers of cannabis for medical purposes undertook voluntary recalls of cannabis products that contained low levels of prohibited pest control products (myclobutanil/bifenazate/pyrethrins). Under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR), licensed producers are.....

India: Teacher has underperforming students gulp down chili water

Six students of Class VII at Khairjhiti government middle school of Mahasamund were weak in studies, fed up with their underperformance, their teacher Tirathram Gajendra asked them to get red-chilli powder from home. The students were then asked to mix the powder in water and gulp it down.According to.....

Making spinach with low oxalate levels

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists identified 8 spinach varieties that have low oxalate levels, which is sometimes linked to better health. Oxalic acid, or "oxalate," is a naturally occurring plant chemical and in the human diet it's been linked to kidney stone formation. It also can react with.....

US (CA): Judge rules glyphosate is possible cancer threat

California can require Monsanto to label its popular weed-killer Roundup as a possible cancer threat despite an insistence from the chemical giant that it poses no risk to people, a judge tentatively ruled Friday.California would be the first state to order such labeling if it carries out the.....

Scientists to give supermarkets a makeover to cut meat consumption

British shoppers are to become the subject of an experiment aimed at making them eat their greens. In a bold move to rebalance the contents of supermarket trolleys, Oxford academics have teamed up with supermarket chiefs to persuade consumers to buy less meat.The project, in which Sainsbury’s is a key.....

"Red peppers good for losing weight"

Certain foods have been known to have specific effects which help you burn calories as you chew. One of the most notorious fat burning foods is a red pepper. But with there being hundreds of varieties on offer, Nutritionist Cassandra Barns explains why some are better at helping you beat the flab than.....

In-depth study looks at health effects of cannabis

Significant changes have taken place in the policy landscape surrounding cannabis legalization, production, and use. During the past 20 years, 25 states and the District of Columbia have legalized cannabis and/or cannabidiol (a component of cannabis) for medical conditions or retail sales at the state level.....