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2/5/2013

Carrot is the vegetable most often said to be good for the eyes. But corn could also help boost eye health one day, thanks to its natural store of antioxidants and importance as an animal feed....

12/5/2012

It’s well known how bacteria exposed to antibiotics for long periods will find ways to resist the drugs—by quickly pumping them out of their cells, for instance, or modifying the...

2/2/2012

Most phosphorus in the seeds of crops is stored in the form of phytate, a molecule not well digested by humans and many other animals. Phosphorus excretion is one of the major pollutants of...

12/21/2011

Festive cookies, served at year-end holiday gatherings, may one day be made with a larger proportion of whole-grain flour instead of familiar, highly refined white flour. That's a goal of...

11/9/2011

While some reports have suggested a decline in the nutritional quality of food supplies, mineral levels in new varieties of broccoli have not decreased since 1975, according to new...