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US (FL): "Farm to School program boosts fruit, veggie intake"

It’s one thing to offer students fruits and vegetables for school lunch; it’s another for them to actually eat them. Children who attend schools with Farm to School programs eat more fruits and vegetables, new University of Florida research shows.In 2010, Congress passed the federal Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids.....

"Price changes for fruit and veg could save thousands of lives per year"

Changing the prices of seven foods, including fruits, vegetables and sugar-sweetened beverages, could reduce deaths due to stroke, diabetes and cardiovascular disease and address health disparities in the United States, finds a study led by researchers from Tufts University.In the study, published in BMC.....

Researchers create healthier fruit and veg using genes from red beets

Researchers from Israel's Weizmann Institute of Science have been working on developing new varieties of vegetables and fruits in new and unconventional colours and with even more nutritional values.They managed to implant potatoes, eggplants and tomatoes with beet genes with excellent results.Thanks to.....

Mushrooms may have antiaging potential

Mushrooms contain unusually high amounts of two antioxidants that some scientists suggest could help fight aging and bolster health, according to a team of Penn State researchers.In a study, researchers found that mushrooms have high amounts of ergothioneine and glutathione, both important antioxidants, said.....

From greenhouse to gorgeous

Abundant Produce launches skincare brand

Abundant Produce, Australia’s only ASX listed hybrid plant breeder, has announced the launch of their own skincare brand, Abundant Natural Health.Driving a collaboration between two of Australia’s senior research universities, Abundant Natural Health works with The University of Sydney’s Plant Breeding.....

AU: Tomatoes to support new treatments for Aplastic Anaemia

Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision announced ‘Maddie’s Month’ and an annual $100,000+ donation from glass-house tomato producer Flavorite Tomatoes to fund critical research into new treatments for Aplastic Anaemia - the Bone Marrow Failure Syndrome that took Maddie Reiwoldt’s life in 2015.Sales of Flavorite’s Cherry.....

How can risk assessors make better use of epidemiological data?

EFSA’s pesticide experts have developed an approach that could help risk assessors to make better use of epidemiological data in the assessment of active chemical substances used in pesticides.The Panel on Plant Protection Products and their Residues (PPR) has also made recommendations on how to improve the.....

"Pesticides in produce linked to women not getting pregnant with IVF"

A new study has found a potentially harmful link between eating fruits and vegetables high in pesticides and having lower reproductive rates.In the report, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, scientists studied 325 women who were using assisted reproductive technologies to get pregnant. They were part of.....

Disney's Star Wars and Marvel icons to help families make healthier choices

The Walt Disney Company has announced the expansion of its popular “Disney Check” to include Marvel and Star Wars icons.Since launching in 2012, the “Disney Check” featuring Mickey Mouse has helped millions of families make healthier choices by appearing on food, beverages, and recipes that meet Disney.....

One indoor plant can combat sickness, study finds

Reduced productivity, bad moods and increased allergies have all been linked to chemicals that float in the air at room temperature, or volatile organic compounds (VOCs).VOCs are present in carpets, paint and furniture in Australian homes with research showing concentrations indoors are up to ten times.....

87% of the world's population doesn't consume enough fruit and veg

The majority of the world's population, up to 87 percent, doesn't consume enough fruits and vegetables, and their intake is characterised by a lack of variety and quality, according to a study which involved the participation of more than 200 thousand people from 52 countries.The Global Report on.....

Cucumber mosaic virus and the fight against Alzheimer's

Research from the Universities of Dundee and Oxford has shown how combining the tetanus vaccine with a viral particle that normally affects cucumbers can be used to treat psoriasis and allergies, and may even protect against Alzheimer’s disease.Scientists led by Dundee’s Dr John Foerster and Oxford’s.....

Ronald Begelinger, Patron Agri Systems Group

"Water purification rules are an opportunity not a burden"

The use of chemical crop pesticides has been drastically reduced in recent years. Partially based on the initiative from the sector and partially forced. The latter can be difficult for the growers. One of the main reasons for this tighter regulation is the attention to water quality.Ronald Begelinger,.....

New study suggests mushrooms could help with weight loss

Eating a mushroom-rich breakfast may result in less hunger and a greater feeling of fullness, thereby helping you avoid consuming extra calories later, new research suggests.The findings, published in the journal Appetite, suggest that meat can be replaced by mushroom in some meals."As with previous.....