KALE COULD KILL YOU(r faulty reading of scientific studies)
Sep03

KALE COULD KILL YOU(r faulty reading of scientific studies)

Did you know that kale contains sulfur? SweetOnVeg It does sort of look like something Snow White’s stepmother would feed her. Melissa McEwen writes about the newest menace to our health and to society: KALE. For instance, did you know that kale contains sulfur? Kale is also rich in sulfur and compounds that convert to sulfur, which is the chemical that makes rotten eggs smell putrid. One metabolite of sulfur, S-methylcysteine...

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This amazing little patch keeps mosquitoes away without any toxic chemicals
Sep03

This amazing little patch keeps mosquitoes away without any toxic chemicals

It uses non-toxic compounds to screw with mosquitoes’ sense of smell. If you are anything like us, you spent a fair bit of time outside over the weekend and are now cursing the mosquitoes that bit up your legs. Because right now, your only options for escaping from these suckers are lighting citronella candles that are useless or spraying terrifying chemicals all over your body. But a group of scientists have come up with a new...

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Ease of access improves fruit and vegetable consumption

(Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center) A new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center shows that community-supported agriculture programs may be a feasible approach for providing fresh fruits and vegetables to under-resourced communities. Read Full Article

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Israeli Researcher Creates Drought-Resistant ‘Superplants’
Sep03

Israeli Researcher Creates Drought-Resistant ‘Superplants’

Israeli researchers engineer drought resistant plants that could be a game-changer in the global food crisis, requiring less water, yielding bigger harvests, and staying fresh longer. Read Full...

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Stink Bug Populations Could Harm Late-Season Harvests
Sep03

Stink Bug Populations Could Harm Late-Season Harvests

Halyomorpha halys, better known as the stink bug, was accidentally introduced into the United States in 1998. Being known as an invasive species in recent years, this bug has infested homes from the East Coast to the Midwest, causing significant damage as an agricultural pest. Surveys in Oregon have also reported the presence of the stink bug and researchers at Oregon State University warn of an increased risk of damage to...

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New Advancements in Fog-Harvesting
Sep03

New Advancements in Fog-Harvesting

Fog-harvesting, an idea that has been around for several years and already in existence in 17 countries, is a technique that captures potable water from fog. Researchers at MIT, working in collaboration with scientists in Chile, have found a way to improve this technology, making potable water more easily attainable in arid countries. Read Full...

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