Health

Preliminary findings by Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy - Tufts University:

“Millions of cardiovascular deaths attributed to not eating enough fruits and vegetables”

Preliminary findings from a new study reveal that inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption may account for millions of deaths from heart disease and strokes each year. The…

Red Leaf Lettuce - Health benefits & nutritional value

Salad eaters are prone to mixing up the different kinds of lettuces, beefing up veggies with iceberg, green leaf, romaine and red lettuces, among others. Of those, romaine lettuce was in the spotlight early last year when one batch was the source of an E. coli contamination that affected 172 people in…

Taking inspiration from plants to prevent mold from ruining crops

Olga Dubey founded the Swiss startup Agrosustain with the intention of developing a natural alternative to chemical pesticides to fight mold. She shares how it all started and her company’s plans to end the massive amounts of food waste that mold is responsible for. “Mold is everywhere, so it’s something…

Forced postures in courgette greenhouse workers

Occupational health and safety allows the prevention of occupational diseases and accidents. Agriculture is one of the sectors in which it is important to prevent the musculoskeletal disorders that workers usually develop. The objective of a new study is the evaluation of postures adopted by courgette…

Monsanto ordered to pay $2 billion in Roundup case

An Alameda jury in the case of Pilliod et al. v. Monsanto Company returned a verdict of $2.055 billion in favor of a husband and wife with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, ordering…

US: $41 million for healthy food access projects now available

Newly renamed, the former Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentives Program (FINI) – now the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP) – helps low-income families to access more fresh fruits and vegetables. The program, which is still jointly administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s…

US (CA): UnitedAg expands health & wellness centers to Colusa and Napa Valley

UnitedAg is adding two new health and wellness centers to its ever-growing network that serves California and Arizona farmworkers and their families. Together with UnitedAg’s eleven existing Health Centers, these new wellness centers will provide access to thirteen centers across California and Arizona…

Italians share knowledge on tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV)

TBRFV is a new tomato tobamovirus identified for the first time in Israel in late 2014. It was then reported in Jordan (2015), Mexico (2018), California (2018), Germany (2018), Palestine (2019) and Italy (2019). To share insights on the virus and prevention of contamination, HortiDaily talked to Giuseppe…

preventing virus contamination theme on crop protection days

"Take your responsibility in hygiene"

"Who considered not coming to the crop protection days because of ToBRFV?", was one of the first questions that was put to the Dutch growers attending the crop protection days with Royal Brinkman last month. One hand was raised among the approximately fifty attending growers. The tone was set and…

Australia: $4M investment to get kids eating 19,000 tonnes more veg a year

A new Australian research initiative designed to educate and encourage children to eat more vegetables aims to increase their daily intake of fresh produce by more than half a serving per day. Supported by Hort Innovation through $4 million in R&D funding, the 5-year VegKit project will deliver a…

The benefits of eating tomatoes every day

The tomato is one of the most versatile fruits, widely consumed all around the world. Some people prefer it raw, many like to cook it with vegetables and spices. You can…

Mapping quantitative trait loci (QTL) associated with flavonoid in tomato

The flavonoids are a remarkable group of plant metabolites. These are the only secondary metabolites which have been credited with so many diverse essential functions in growth and development of the plant. Anthocyanins are one of the significant components of flavonoid in a plant system. They play a…

The vegan market is in full growth

Whether it is because of a real awareness or a passing trend, vegetarian and vegan diets are booming. Startups and manufacturers do not intend to miss the movement. From…

University of Southern California research:

“Compounds found in carrots might reverse Alzheimer’s-like symptoms”

Recent findings that suggest that components contained in carrots might offer protection against dementia in people. A diet containing compounds found in green tea and carrots reversed Alzheimer’s-like symptoms in mice genetically programmed to develop the disease, University of Southern California (USC)…

Even in Netherlands exterminating ToBRFV seems unlikely

This week the Dutch greenhouses will open their doors again for the public. For the annual event 'Get into the Greenhouse', almost 200 growers will welcome thousands of…

"New study proves tomato phytonutrients support skin’s UV resilience"

Lycored , an international wellness company, announced the publication of its newest paper in the peer-reviewed medical journal, Skin Pharmacology and Physiology (Skin Pharmacol Physiol ). Within the paper, researchers confirm supplementation of Lycoderm, a carotenoid-rich tomato nutrient complex, allows…


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