BOSTON (Reuters) - Companies that have pledged not to market unhealthy food and drinks directly to children may be turning to product placement on television shows instead of traditional ads to target...
Seventy per cent of eight-month-old babies have a salt intake higher than the recommended UK maximum level, due to being fed salty and processed foods like yeast extract, gravy, baked beans and tinned spaghetti.
Whatever does not kill a plant may actually make it stronger. After being partially eaten by grazing animals, for example, some plants grow bigger and faster and reproduce more successfully than they otherwise would.
The next time you swat at a bee irritably, spare a thought for your next meal. South Africa’s honeybees help pollinate 50 crops, worth over R10 billion each year and their taste for sweet nectar helps sustain 100 000 jobs. But there are signs of trouble. “We’re working our bees too hard,” explains Carol Poole, of the SA National Biodiversity Institute (Sanbi). “We’re transporting our managed honeybees long distances to pollinate crops and it’s causing them stress.”
Ethiopia News: Ethiopia President Meles Zenawi's government has come up with a controversial land resettlement plan to try to make its rural farmers less susceptible to droughts and famine. But critics say the plan may be coercive.
The first screening of the American ancestors of soybeans for tolerance to ozone and other stresses had an eye-opening result: The world superstars of stress resistance hailed from a little village in far northern Sweden, called Fiskeby.