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Posts tagged disease

June 10, 2014

 

A truck fitted with a container of Dole bananas from a cargo ship

Mighty Banana Giants Losing Global Grip

Multinational banana companies are slowly loosing their grip on the global market as organic and fair trade producers take a bigger bite of the banana pie.

May 22, 2014

 

Egyptian Walking Onions

Tastes Like 1835: Seed Saving At The Wylie House

Sherry Wise of the Wylie House describes how the act of seed saving preserves agricultural biodiversity and family traditions.

May 16, 2014

 

honeybees

Honeybee Deaths Are Down (Slightly)

Over 23 percent of honeybee colonies died last year, an improvement from nearly 30 percent mortality previously.

March 11, 2014

Sickeningly Sweet 

sugar in bowl

Recommended Sugar Intake To Be Slashed In Half

Hidden sugars are everywhere: in sauces, processed and frozen foods, and condiments. How much is too much?

March 5, 2014

Growing Similarity 

packages french bread with Chinese label

Global Diets Become More Similar

We aren't so different after all, and that could be a bad thing when it comes to the global food supply.

July 11, 2013

Pork Problems 

pig profile

New-To-U.S. Pig Virus Found In Indiana, Humans Not Affected

A pig virus previously found only in Asia and Europe has moved to the United States, killing pigs in 15 states, including Indiana.

May 2, 2013

Turkey Talk 

Close up of a turkey with white feathers and a red face

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Found In Turkey Samples

Widespread antibiotic use in poultry production may be leading to antibiotic-resistant bugs in turkeys.

April 25, 2013

Health And Sugar 

Black and white photo of insulin needle

Sugary Soda Linked To Diabetes In Large European Study

Consuming sugary beverages daily has been associated with an increased risk of diabetes and stroke, a recent study finds.

March 12, 2013

Sausage Study 

processed meats for sale

Processed Meats Linked To Heart Disease, Cancer

A study released Thursday found an increased risk of early death with high processed meat intake.

January 11, 2013

Breathe, Breathe In The Air 

black and white rescue inhaler

Eating More Fruits and Veggies May Improve Lung Function

Scientists unearth yet another reason to boost your intake of whole foods.

October 21, 2012

Dr. Dolittle 

close up stethoscope

What To Do With A Sick Or Injured Chicken

Yes, chickens get sick and hurt just like the rest of us. Here's what you can do.

October 2, 2011

Green Thumb 

row cover on a large farm

Beginners Guide To Gardening: Cover Crops

The growing season is winding down and the days are growing shorter. Just when you thought your work was over, your garden still needs your attention.

July 13, 2011

Food Borne Illness 

fenugreek seeds

Culprit In German E. Coli Outbreak: Egyptian Fenugreek Seeds

EU officials say that fenugreek seeds imported from Egypt are the cause of the E. coli outbreak.

June 11, 2011

Preventative Measures 

Salmonella Bacteria

How Consumers Can Prevent Food Borne Illnesses

The most common pathogens that cause food borne illnesses can be eliminated from food with a few simple steps.

May 22, 2011

Green Thumb 

Diseased Leaves

Beginner’s Guide To Gardening: Disease Control

Even the best-loved plants can get infected by disease. Here are organic tips and tricks to apply to your garden to keep your crops healthy.

April 11, 2011

Pollinators 

Bat In A Tree

Bats Are Dying, Farmers Should Be Concerned

Fruit lovers should be very concerned by the increasing number of bats dying from white nose syndrome.

February 28, 2011

World Food Crisis 

Melinda and Bill Gates

Gates Foundation Gives $70 Million To Address World Food Crisis

The Gates Foundation hopes to address hunger in developing nations by financing agricultural research. But beware - Monsanto is involved.

February 22, 2011

Eat More Roughage 

wholegrain

High-Fiber Diet May Help You Live Longer

A new study found that eating a diet high in fiber may cut the risk of heart disease, cancer, infection and respiratory diseases.

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