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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…

In effect from 1 November

Europe institutes emergency regulations on ToBRFV

The Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) will get a quarantine status (Q status), starting November 1. From that day on, a European emergency regulation will come into force, which includes that each case of the virus in Europe must be made public. The decision was made by the European Commission in…

Vegetables distributed to schoolchildren thanks to EU programme

With the start of a new school year, the EU school fruit, vegetables and milk scheme will resume in participating EU countries for 2019-2020. The EU school scheme aims at promoting healthy eating and balanced diets through the distribution of fruit, vegetables and milk products while also proposing…

Several years without any fruit or vegetables

UK teenager goes blind due to poor diet

A British teenager has gone blind after several years of a diet completely lacking in fruit and vegetables, according to medical journal Annals of Internal Medicine.…

"We hope to start marketing the tea at the end of this year"

Netherlands: Growers are joining forces for tea against diabetes

Many horticultural crops have unexpected properties. The ingredients of laurel, curry, bromeliad and basil help in the fight against diabetes. Four growers of these crops have…

US (NJ): Mobile greenhouse gives residents education in healthy eating

RWJBarnabas Health’s Wellness on Wheels van is traveling around New Jersey, equipping everyone from kids to seniors with knowledge about nutrition, gardening and how healthy foods like fruits and vegetables affect their health. In a country where millions of people don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables,…

Vegetable-rich Wahls diet lowers fatigue in MS-patients by raising good cholesterol

Higher levels of blood high-density lipoprotein (HDL) — or good cholesterol — may improve fatigue in multiple sclerosis patients, according to a new University at Buffalo-led study. The pilot study, which investigated the effects of fat levels in blood on fatigue caused by multiple sclerosis, found that…


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