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News: Pfizer Suspends Sales of Chicken Drug With Arsenic

News: Pfizer Suspends Sales of Chicken Drug With Arsenic

The New York Times Thu Jun 9 2011 Byline: GARDINER HARRIS and DENISE GRADY; William Neuman contributed reporting. WASHINGTON — Farmers have for decades fed chickens an arsenic- containing drug that promotes growth, but after a government study found trace amounts of this poisonous carcinogen in chickens, its maker will suspend its sales. Officials at the Food and Drug Administration said the amounts found were [Read More...]
Feeding the world; The solution to world hunger is cost-effective classical crop-breeding techniques, not genetic engineering

Feeding the world; The solution to world hunger is cost-effective classical crop-breeding techniques, not genetic engineering

Waterloo Region Record Wed Jun 22 2011 Byline: Margaret Mellon and Doug Gurian-Sherman Source: McClatchy-Tribune By 2050, the world will have to feed nine billion people, adapt to climate change, reduce agricultural pollution, and protect fresh water supplies - all at the same time. Given that formidable challenge, what are the quickest, most cost-effective ways to develop more productive, drought-, flood- and [Read More...]
Experts weigh the debate over organic foods; Ask a Professional Home Economist

Experts weigh the debate over organic foods; Ask a Professional Home Economist

Thu Feb 17 2011 Byline: Erin Macgregor, Rd, P.H.Ec. Source: West Carleton EMC EMC News - It has never been more confusing to shop for groceries. Consumers are faced with endless decisions when it comes to choosing their food. With the popularity of the green movement, many households are trying to make nutritious and environmentally-conscious choices, while keeping the grocery bill in check. Demand for organic [Read More...]

Supermarket chicken harbours superbugs: CBC

Supermarket chicken harbours superbugs: CBC THE NATIONAL Thu Feb 10 2011, 10:00pm ET Byline: ERICA JOHNSON; VERNA BROWN; MIKE DUNGATE PETER MANSBRIDGE (HOST): - There’s lots of other news tonight. Chicken on the menu? You won’t like what you could be getting on the side. - So what did you have for dinner tonight? Given its popularity, there’s a good chance that chicken was on the menu, but your meal [Read More...]
Processed foods linked with lower IQ  in children: study

Processed foods linked with lower IQ in children: study

By Shereen Dindar National Post.com February 7, 2011 A recent study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, an affiliate publication of the British Medical Journal, suggests that a diet high in fats, sugars, and processed foods in early childhood may lower IQ, while a diet full of vitamins and nutrients may do the opposite. The study tracked the long term health and well-being of around 14,000 [Read More...]
News: Summer’s bounty on ice; Bryson Farms preserves deep flavour with deep freeze

News: Summer’s bounty on ice; Bryson Farms preserves deep flavour with deep freeze

Ottawa Citizen Thu Jan 27 2011 Byline: Laura Robin Source: Ottawa Citizen An hour’s drive from downtown Ottawa, in the midst of some very scenic, but very frozen, Quebec farmland, there’s a hive of 100-mile food that’s buzzing away. And some fabulous smells wafting across the snowy fields. Bryson Farms, best known in the Ottawa area for its gourmet greens and, in summer, heritage tomatoes, carrots [Read More...]
Wild relatives of common crops may hold key to future of food

Wild relatives of common crops may hold key to future of food

By JESSICA LEEDER From Friday’s Globe and Mail December 9, 2010 Armed with $50-million in seed money, Global Crop Diversity Trust launches hunt for wild relatives of common crops, with goal of developing hardier varieties through crossbreeding A worldwide search for the wild kin of the most commonly consumed food crops kicked off Friday in Rome. Billed as the largest ever initiative of its kind, a decade-long hunt was [Read More...]

Health Benefits of Peppers

All peppers are rich in vitamins A, C, and K, but red peppers are simply bursting with them. Antioxidant vitamins A and C help to prevent cell damage, cancer, and diseases related to aging, and they support immune function. They also reduce inflammation like that found in arthritis and asthma. Vitamin K promotes proper blood clotting, strengthens bones, and helps protect cells from oxidative damage. Red peppers are a good [Read More...]

Baby Vanni Long Green Beans inside green house

The seeds are from Markham backyard. We planted them middle of June and they are thriving in the hot green house. They have beautiful and interesting flowers and the beans can reach 2 feets! Our team is waiting for the first opportunity to enjoy these beans. They can be tossed on salads, added to soups.  It is a popular curry item as well.
Some facts about tomatoes

Some facts about tomatoes

Not only are they delicious, tomatoes (regular and heirloom alike) are arguably one of the healthiest foods on earth. They are rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and Vitamin K, and potassium, among many other vitamins and minerals. Tomatoes are also widely known as a good source of lycopene, a kind of carotenoid that has many well documented health benefits. In a 2004 meta-analysis done by researchers from the Royal Victoria Hospital [Read More...]
Facts about Paavai “Bitter Gourd”

Facts about Paavai “Bitter Gourd”

What comes first in your mind when you think of bitter gourd, obviously, its strong and bitter taste? Although this vegetable tastes bitter it has high nutritional values and health benefits. Apart from being eaten mainly as vegetable in India and South East Asia, it is particularly established as a folk medicine due to its medicinal properties. It is also called bitter melon or balsam pear. Scientifically it is known by [Read More...]
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