Health

Chili pepper compound might slow down lung cancer metastasis

A new study, run by Piyali Dasgupta, Ph.D., from the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine in Huntington, WV, seems to find that capsaicin, the spicy compound…

Neonicotinoids: despite EU moratorium, bees still at risk

Since 2013, a European Union (EU) moratorium has restricted the application of three neonicotinoids to crops that attract bees because of the harmful effects they are deemed to have on these insects. Yet researchers from the CNRS, INRA, and the Institut de l’Abeille (ITSAP) have just demonstrated that…

François van der Merwe:

"It’s a shame that we don’t make optimal use of sunlight"

“The truly sustainable vertical farm of the future shouldn’t be a compromise. The power of natural sunlight is essential,” says François van der Merwe, CEO of CAN-Agri. François has some innovative ideas about today’s vertical farms: “As I see it, most ‘vertical farms’ are not actually vertical. They are…

US: New wellness center added to farmer care network

UnitedAg announced it is adding the fourteenth wellness center to its network that serves California and Arizona farmworkers and their families. Together in partnership with three agricultural employers, the new wellness center will provide healthcare access to farmworkers and their families in the City…

Researcher Roland Andrianasolo - University of Paris:

“Eating fruit and veg may reduce symptoms of asthma”

Adding fruits, vegetables and whole-grain cereals may help in reducing the symptoms of asthma. According to sources, the study published in the European Respiratory Journal…

Nutritionists' advice on World Diabetes Day:

“Eat right to keep gestational diabetes at bay”

World Diabetes Day takes place on the 14th November every year. It has grown from humble beginnings to become a globally-celebrated event which increases awareness about diabetes. World Diabetes Day is internationally recognised and is an official United Nations Day. Regarding diabetes in Africa, experts…

University of Toronto research

Diet lacking in fruit and vegetables is linked to depression

Researchers at the University of Toronto found that a lower intake of fruits and vegetables was associated with a higher incidence of depression in both men and women. The…

Antioxidant seasonal changes in soilless greenhouse sweet peppers

Researchers studied the effect of the growing season on the antioxidant components of greenhouse sweet pepper crops, which is of scientific interest because of their possible…

Mexican study finds tomato ketchup contains more sugar than tomato

A study of ketchup brands in Mexico has revealed that most contain more sugar than tomato, according to the federal consumer protection agency Profeco. Federal law requires that ketchup contain at least 12% total tomato solids, or 44.4% tomatoes, and not to contain thickeners, colorants or preservatives.…

Medical nutrition education found lacking

Medical programmes do not sufficiently integrate nutrition. As a result, physicians miss possibilities to provide their patients with adequate counselling on nutrition and dietary behaviour. This is not an issue exclusive to the Netherlands but is present globally and is independent of country,…

Zinc and iron agronomic biofortification of Brassicaceae microgreens

Insufficient or suboptimal dietary intake of iron and zinc represent a latent health issue affecting a large proportion of the global population, particularly among young children and women living in poor regions at high risk of malnutrition. Agronomic crop biofortification, which consists of increasing…

Healthy diet means a healthy planet, study shows

Eating healthy food is almost always also best for the environment, according to the most sophisticated analysis to date. The researchers said poor diets threaten society by seriously harming people and the planet, but the latest research can inform better choices. The analysis assessed the health and…

UK: Dietary supplement from tomatoes discovered to boost sperm quality

Sperm quality can be improved with a simple diet supplement containing a compound found in cooked tomatoes, according to new research by the University of Sheffield. The discovery could transform the outlook for men with fertility problems and lead to better ways to reduce the damaging impact of modern…

US (HI): Oahu nonprofit uses backyard aquaponics to promote healthy eating

A new UH study is looking at whether the program has led to an improved diet and reduced risk for cardiovascular disease among Native Hawaiian families. On a recent Sunday morning in Waimanalo, a group of families representing three generations gathered to build an aquaponics set-up from scratch. By the…

Federal Minister Julia Klöckner to introduce Nutri-Score

Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture, Julia Klöckner, today in Berlin, announced the model of a simplified extended nutritional labeling she wants to introduce in Germany. This was preceded by comprehensive, scientifically based and independent consumer research on behalf of the Ministry. In the run-up to…


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