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In Maryland, PetLife Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced an all-natural cancer cocktail combining Blue Scorpion Venom Chlorotoxin with plant-based phytonutrients. Preliminary testing has shown inhibition against certain cancer...

Fasting blood sugar levels can indicate the best diet for people with prediabetes or...

In Massachusetts, data suggests that fasting plasma glucose levels, also called blood sugar levels, could be helpful in determining the type of diet that...

American consumers want more renewable energy and lower power bills

In Washington, sociologists with Washington State University report that many Americans would prefer to power their homes with wind, solar and other forms of...

National Farmers Union says withdrawing from the Paris Agreement hurts farmers and ranchers

In Washington, D.C., Roger Johnson, president of the National Farmers Union, said President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement rejects science and...

Rotting leaves are contributing to global warming

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The meal you eat is more than just nutrients

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Spectroscopy technique remotely detects abiotic stress in living plants

In Mississippi, researchers from Mississippi State University, Texas A&M University and Baylor University used a novel Raman spectroscopy technique to non-invasively detect, at the...

The nutritional value of wasted food is quantified

In Maryland, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for a Livable Future calculated the nutritional value of the U.S....

USDA reorganization elevates rural development and international agriculture trade

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a reorganization that elevates the Rural Development agencies to report directly to the secretary of...

New foodborne toxin test is 100 percent accurate and faster, too

In California, Agricultural Research Service scientists developed a new test that's faster, more sensitive and less expensive than current tests in detecting one of...

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