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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.....

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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.....

US: SNAP households get the same for less

Households can have similar food needs, but often have different budgets with which to meet them. These budget differences may help explain observed differences in food spending and diet quality. A new report from USDA’s Economic Research Service digs into this issue using household level data from USDA’s.....

Happy Spinach Day!

You don’t have to be Popeye to celebrate Spinach Day, March 26.Packed with vitamins and minerals, this leafy green is a nutritional powerhouse, says a researcher at the University of Florida.“Spinach is a rich source of nutrients, such as vitamin A, specifically beta-carotene; vitamin K, which helps with.....

Japanese chef turns artist

A healthy look at art

Japanese chef Takehiro Kishimoto see fruits and vegetables as his canvas.A knife is his paintbrush.On his extremely popular Instagram account, Kishimoto carves everything from radishes to avocados. Take a look.
US Health Secretary:

"There really is no such thing as medical marijuana"

As Ohio prepares to launch its medical marijuana program by issuing licenses to cultivators, processors and dispensers, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said in Kettering today, “There really is no such thing as medical marijuana.”The statement came during a press conference on opioids at.....

Bagged salad greens: healthy or not?

Those pre-packaged salads on produce shelves provide an easy way to get your daily serving of leafy greens. But does the convenience of bag-to-bite come at a price?To find out how the processing of produce may affect its nutrient content, CNN consulted Mario G. Ferruzzi, a professor in the Department of.....
Research into pregnant women with bowel diseases:

Health benefits of traditional Norwegian foods

Inflammatory bowel diseases, such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, can affect pregnancy. Women with these diseases are more likely to have small or premature babies. But pregnant women who restricted themselves to traditional Norwegian foods had less risk of these outcomes than women with extremely.....

US: Healthy households buy directly from growers

A recent ERS study analyzed spending on fruits and vegetables by the 4,826 households that participated in USDA’s National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey (FoodAPS). Among these households, 170 bought some of their fruits and vegetables directly from farmers at roadside stands, farmers’.....