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Organic Tomatoes may Be Healthier for Your Heart Than Traditionally Grown Ones

...esult of nutrient deficiency, over-fertilising the soil in traditional farming leads to their lower levels. However, Gerry Hayman, the technical expert of the British Tomatoes Growers' is unsure about the findings. "We use similar growing techniques here whether the tomatoes are organic or not, so the...

Organically Grown Food More Healthier

...ants. Scientists said the nitrogen level in the soil was different, suggesting the lower levels of flavonoids found in regular tomatoes were due to over fertilization. Flavonoids are produced as a defense mechanism that can be triggered by nutrient deficiency, such as a lack of nitrogen in the soil....

Prions Capacity can Be Aggrevated by Solid Particles

...se in their infectious nature when bound to common soil particles . Writing in the journal Public Librar...of fatal brain disorders, bind tightly to a common soil mineral and significantly increase the oral transmissibility of the agent. The finding is important...

Selenium Supplements Could Increase Diabetes Risk

...ars old, on average. They lived in areas where the soil had low levels of selenium. Selenium is a mineral found in the soil and in plants. The body needs small amounts of selenium. Too much selenium can cause health proble...

Global Warming: Lessons of History Help the Future

...tish to make way for tea plantations. In Ethiopia, soil degradation worsened the drought problem. But environmental abuse was only one factor. Food shortages were worsened by the destruction of human, social and financial capital, which is vital for keeping agriculture going during a lean spell. And t...

Selenium Supplements may Increase Type 2 Diabetes Risk

... is a naturally occurring trace mineral present in soil and foods. The body needs selenium in minute amounts to aid in metabolism. Saverio Stranges, MD, PhD, lead author of the study, and his team reviewed a study that was designed to assess whether selenium supplements prevented skin cancer and looked...

Contamination of the Environment by Antibiotics Fed to Livestock

... whether food crop amass antibiotic present in the soil that has been enhanced with manure containing anti...s: corn, lettuce, and potato. Plants were grown on soil modified with liquid hog manure containing Sulfamethazine, a commonly used veterinary antibiotic. Th...

Urine is a Rich Source of Phosphorus

...izers and a lack of phosphorus would affect future soil quality and production, according to the background information in the report published in the journal. Mitchell insists that the Government has failed to address the issue of recycling urine because of a "poo taboo". She will call for a "revolu...

Organic Farming can Feed the World, U-M Study Shows

... manures are cover crops which are plowed into the soil to provide natural soil amendments. They found that planting green manures between growing seasons provided enough nitrogen ...

Organic Farming Can Feed the World

...anures are cover crops which are ploughed into the soil to provide natural soil amendments instead of synthetic fertilizers. They found that planting green manures between growing ...

Worms are Killing the Planet

...od scraps and other organic material into valuable soil worm compost, otherwise known as vermicompost. This compost can then be used to grow plants. "We have concentrated on getting waste out of landfill and into worm composting systems but they can actually produce more greenhouse gases than landfill si...

Chilly Sauce Linked to Botulism, Forcing Recall in US

...acteria clostridium botulinum is commonly found in soil and can produce nerve toxins under certain conditions. Botulinum toxin has become so rare in canned foods that Americans may be more familiar with it in a much-diluted form, as the anti-wrinkle treatment Botox, which works by temporarily paralyzing f...

Desert Droughts Shorten Mountain Snow Cover, Reveals Study

...he dust it generates will affect river run-off and soil moisture in the mountains, not only in the Western United States but across many of the worlds mountains, Painter added. The findings appear online in the June 23 issue of the Geophysical Research Letters....

Tibetans to Introduce Organic Farming

...mal manures and mechanical cultivation to maintain soil productivity. "The policy of sustainable agriculture based on organic farming is aimed at preserving the viability of the Tibetan settlements," Dorje said. "With funding from an Italian NGO, COSPE, the Tibetan government has deputed fully trained...

Australian Grape Glut Dries Up as Drought Bites

...the hill." Dolle believes Orange's cool climate, soil and altitude make it a good place to produce wines, particularly whites. "If there is a lack of water around Australia and an abundance of water here from rainfall, then theoretically we should benefit from that," he said. Peter Robson, who runs ...

Uganda Bans Plastic Bags, Still a Tough Battle Lies Ahead

... The country is blessed with some of the richest soil in Africa, but around the towns and villages it is laced with plastic. New strata are forming - a layer cake of polythene and poisoned soil, through which Uganda's rains can never percolate. In the slums and shanties buveera are breeding grounds ...

Bioparasite Envisioned To Control Terror Of Fire Ants

...s, damage farm and electrical equipment and hasten soil erosion. Fire ants have been detected in 13 states and covering an area of 320 million acres. With no natural predators to keep them in check, fire ants have spread across the U.S., where their numbers are now 10 times greater than in their native So...

Scientists Saying Against Trees Sparks Debate

...gists and atmospheric chemists. Though bacteria in soil or decaying matter produce methane in anaerobic conditions, there seems to be no reason or mechanism for living plants to emit the gas in an oxygen-rich environment. The implications of the findings are worrying: on a global scale, Keppler estimate...

Invasion of Cicada Hordes Feared in US Midwest

..., although there is agreement they emerge once the soil temperature is consistently 64 to 65 degrees for s...and any land where there are older trees where the soil has been undisturbed since 1990. Freelance writer David Hammond runs the LTHForum, a Chicago-based...

Fire Ants are Emerging Nuisance for Virginians

...ir native habitat in Argentina and Brazil from the soil used as ballast in cargo ships. Although humans are most commonly to blame for the spread of RIFAs, the insects have extended their range to nearby territories during annual mating flights and by moving into a new region in search of food or a better...

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