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7/16/2015

Peanuts are big – big business that is. According to the National Peanut Board, Americans spend about $800...

5/13/2015

Green thumbs, do not fret. Pockets of soil in urban areas are still available for the increasingly popular practice of urban gardening.

And while the proximity of these soils to pollution...

11/18/2014

Rice has been a staple of the human diet for several millennia, and it is especially common in the diets of developing countries. Unfortunately, rice grains lack many essential mineral nutrients,...

10/10/2014

From a young age, we are told to eat our vegetables. But that can be a difficult to do if there are no stores selling fresh, nutritious foods in your neighborhood. Rapidly growing, urbanized areas...

8/12/2014

Water drips out of almost every facet — and faucet — of Texas. With the state ranking in the top three for groundwater use, it is important for all that water be clear of contaminants...

6/6/2014

Popular diets across the world typically focus on the right balance of essential components like protein, fat, and carbohydrates. These items are called macronutrients, and we consume them in...

5/4/2014

Farmers are used to optimizing crop production on their own lands. They do soil tests to choose the right amount of fertilizers to apply, and they sometimes plant row crops on certain fields while...

1/9/2014

Necrotizing enterocolitis (NE) is the second most common cause of illness in premature infants. It causes inflammation in the intestine, and can lead to death. NE affects about 10% of infants born...

10/30/2013

Since the pesticides that managers apply to golf courses are designed to kill living organisms, it’s reasonable to suspect they could harm golfers, too. But documenting the potential health...

10/23/2013

Most people equate antibiotic resistance with the medical field. But antibiotic resistance is also in our soils. And the field of agriculture has been blamed for making this worse by using...