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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...

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No link between gluten intake and heart disease for people without celiac disease

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Smart reforestation tool considers future climate conditions for replanting decisions

In Oregon, reforestation scientists at the USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station, Oregon State University and the Conservation Biology Institute developed the Seedlot...

Pre-school children are more likely to consume fast-food when exposed to fast-food TV ads

In New Hampshire, a recent Dartmouth-led study concluded that pre-school age children who are exposed to child-targeted fast-food advertising on television are considerably more...

Brain gene variants affect how and what you eat, according to new research

In Illinois, Silvia Berciano, a Universidad Autonoma de Madrid predoctoral fellow, presented a study describing the impact of gene variants in eating behaviors and...

Cranberry and strawberry polyphenols improve insulin sensitivity for pre-diabetics

In Canada, researchers with the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods at Laval University found that GlucoPhenol, a proprietary blend of cranberry and Orléans strawberry...

To lower blood pressure, eating potassium-rich foods is as important as reducing salt intake

In California, University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine researchers reported that eating potassium-rich foods like sweet potatoes, avocados, spinach, beans, bananas and...

New plant protein discovery leads improved photosynthetic efficiency

In Illinois, researchers have discovered a key protein in the photorespiration process to improve crop yield by improving photosynthetic efficiency. The newly discovered role...

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