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Fresh pickings: prescribing produce, not pills

Fresh pickings: prescribing produce, not pills

Author: Lucy Purdy / Source: Positive News A Detroit-based prescription service is not for drugs, but for fresh fruit and vegetables. Redeemable at local farmers’ markets, it puts healthy produce in the hands of the people who need it most – from low-income...

Nanoparticles could help rescue malnourished crops

Nanoparticles could help rescue malnourished crops

Author: Maria Temming / Source: Science News PLANT 911 To help sickly plants get healthy and green (like these pictured), synthetic nanoparticles are the sugar that helps fertilizing medicine go down. Synthetic nanoparticles used to fight cancer could also...

Changing climate could worsen foods’ nutrition

Changing climate could worsen foods’ nutrition

Author: Susan Milius / Source: Science News CROP FUTURES Experiments using circles of white pipes blowing extra carbon dioxide over crops suggest that certain nutrients may dwindle in crops grown in a carbon-enhanced future atmosphere. Here, researchers in...

How to grow toxin-free corn

How to grow toxin-free corn

Author: Elizabeth Eaton / Source: Science News GRAIN TRAINING Genetically altered corn infected with Aspergillus fungus (shown) may be able to prevent the fungus from releasing carcinogenic toxins. Corn genetically engineered to make ninjalike molecules can...

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