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USDA to gather new data on organic Ag production
USDA to gather new data on organic Ag production
The National Agricultural Statistics Service has begun conducting the 2015 Certified Organic Survey to gather up-to-date data on certified organic crops and livestock in the United States. This special survey effort is critical to help determine the ec...
Zinc supplements may boost immunity markers for the elderly
Zinc supplements may boost immunity markers for the elderly
Supplements of zinc may boost the function of immune T cells in nursing home elderly, says a new study.
Lignin from plants boosts the effectiveness of sunscreen
Lignin from plants boosts the effectiveness of sunscreen
Warm weather means beach vacations and pool-dipping for many of us. It also signals a season of slathering on sunscreen to avoid getting burned. Someday, those products could be enhanced with lignin, a natural material in plants and a major waste produ...
Chili peppers could free us from opioids
Chili peppers could free us from opioids
A painting of bright red chilies hangs in the boss' office at Centrexion Therapeutics. A wreath of the spicy peppers sits on the desk of the company's chief scientist. Chilies in one form or another seem to be everywhere at the company's Baltimore head...
Study: Iron supplementation may affect normal micronutrient uptake
Study: Iron supplementation may affect normal micronutrient uptake
Excess iron in the diet may affect absorption of other metals such as manganese, leading to concerns that over supplementation of iron could be affecting absorption of other essential micro-nutrients, says a new study.
Americans are buying more organic produce than ever
Americans are buying more organic produce than ever
Americans are gobbling up more organic fruits and vegetables than ever before, from organic blueberries and organic apples to organic packaged greens and cut-up organic vegetables ready for their children's lunch box or their family's dinner plate.