New research has found that if you want some of the many health benefits associated with eating broccoli or other cruciferous vegetables, you need to eat the real thing -- a key phytochemical in these vegetables is poorly absorbed and of far less...
When the "root cause" --- how deadly Listeria got into the cantaloupes --- is identified by that report, it may then focus attention on harvest or post harvest practices and may even point to places where it is safer to grow cantaloupes than other places.
Specifically, it may be safer to grow "dry" cantaloupes in places like California than "wet" cantaloupes grown in more inland climes. Not even California cantaloupe growers have said that yet --- although they come pretty close.
This report explores the vast differences between organic cereal and granola products and so-called natural products, which contain ingredients grown on conventional farms where the use of toxic pesticides and genetically engineered organisms is widespread.
Our analysis reveals that “natural” products—using conventional ingredients—often are priced higher than equivalent organic products. This suggests that some companies are taking advantage of consumer confusion.
Michigan beekeepers are continuing to lose huge numbers of bees. They join beekeepers from around the country – and the world – who have been dealing with what’s called Colony Collapse Disorder. It’s been around for five years now. Julie Grant visited with some beekeepers, and reports that scientists and the government don’t agree on what should be done to help them.
The super salmon are (almost) here. The Food and Drug Administration has reportedly finished its evaluation of the environmental impacts of the first fish genetically engineered (GE) for human consumption.
ANY relaxation of the existing GM crop restrictions in Wales is going to be a long way off, if at all, given the views of the speakers at a special one-day conference staged by the Welsh branches of the Women’s Food and Farming Union in Aberystwyth.
GM products are the subject of a worldwide heated controversy, whose participants include doctors and scientists as well as peasant movements, international organizations and political leaders, and has led to arrests, violent repression and persecution against scientists that have dared to contradict the official discourse on biotechnology. Since the 1990′s this debate has produced numerous books, television and newspaper reports, documentaries (both short and of full-length), scientific symposia, contentious international negotiations, and even protest marches and civil disobedience.
A study of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A ) warns that Nitrous Oxide (N2O) emissions from excessive use of fertilizers by farmers in the country is significantly adding to global warming.
Food is a complex and sometimes controversial issue, but as our new ‘Square Meal’ report indicates, it’s perfectly possible to promote healthier diets, reduce the environmental impacts of food, and support British farmers and producers at the same time.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europe's biotechnology industry has warned the European Commission that agricultural imports vital to EU food security are increasingly being put at risk, due to the slow pace of the bloc's approval system for genetically...
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