USDA Warns About Mystery Seeds in the Mail
Residents across the United States have reported receiving suspicious packages of seeds in the mail, seemingly originating in China. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is working with the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection, other federal agencies, and State departments of agriculture to investigate. Mysterious packages of seeds have turned up in at least two dozen states across the US, as well as in the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. Researchers at APHIS have identified at least 14 varieties of plants - including ...
Source: Public Policy Reports - August 3, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Non-human variation data from EVA now available in the Genome Data Viewer
You can now view SNP variation data for many commonly studied animals and plants – including mouse, cow, Drosophila, Arabidopsis, maize, cabbage, and many more – in the Genome Data Viewer (GDV) and other graphical sequence viewers. This data is … Continue reading → (Source: NCBI Insights)
Source: NCBI Insights - July 24, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: NCBI Staff Tags: What's New GDV Genome Browser RefSNP variation Source Type: news

Fungal pathogen disables plant defense mechanism
(Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology) Cabbage plants defend themselves against herbivores and pathogens by deploying a defensive mechanism called the mustard oil bomb. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology and the University of Pretoria have now been able to show that this defense is also effective against the widespread fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. However, the pathogen uses at least two different detoxification mechanisms that enable the fungus to successfully spread on plants defended in this way. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 19, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Lactic acid bacteria present in kimchi cabbage and garlic carry out the fermentation
(National Research Council of Science& Technology) Kimchi, a traditional Korean fermented vegetable food, is fermented by lactic acid bacteria derived from raw ingredients, such as kimchi cabbage, garlic, ginger, and red pepper. Lactic acid bacteria produce various metabolites during fermentation in response to the type of ingredients and storage temperature, and the metabolites determine the flavor and quality of kimchi. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 17, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

China ’s Draconian Lockdown Is Getting Credit for Slowing Coronavirus. Would It Work Anywhere Else?
As COVID-19 spread rapidly across China, authorities took an aggressive stance to fight the coronavirus. They were slow to respond to the outbreak—at first suppressing information and denying that it could spread between humans even as it did just that. But, as case numbers skyrocketed, Beijing went to extraordinary lengths to fight the virus, identified at COVID-19, in a campaign Chinese President Xi Jinping has described as a “people’s war.” The most dramatic, and controversial, of the measures was the lockdown of of tens of millions of people in what is believed to be the largest quasi-quarantin...
Source: TIME: Health - March 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight Source Type: news

With ‘Cabbage Prices’ on Offer Amid Coronavirus Outbreak, Flights Across China Currently Cost as Little as $13
(Bloomberg) — Chinese airlines are offering tickets at what are known colloquially as cabbage prices as they start restoring seat capacity following drastic capacity cuts enforced by the COVID-19 coronavirus. A one-way direct trip from Shanghai to Chengdu on Juneyao Airlines Co. this Saturday costs just 90 yuan ($13) plus 50 yuan in taxes. That’s a three-and-a-half hour journey, about the same as a flight from New York to New Orleans. Chinese carriers are adding nearly 3 million seats back into scheduled services this week, primarily for domestic routes, according to OAG Aviation Worldwide. “The dramatic ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Harry Suhartono / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized China COVID-19 onetime Source Type: news

Compounds in broccoli sprouts can help fight gastritis and stomach ulcers: Study
(Natural News) Broccoli (Brassica oleracea) by itself is already chock-full of vitamins and minerals. In fact, this humble vegetable — a member of the cabbage family and a staple in many American households — is so nutrient-dense, it actually provides a little bit of almost every nutrient your body needs. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kale is a nutrient-dense superfood because of these 7 health benefits
(Natural News) Kale is a nutrient-dense superfood belonging to the same family of vegetables known as cruciferous vegetables. This family includes other well-known superfoods like broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and collard greens. Kale lives up to the reputation of its cousins thanks to its impressive health-enhancing properties. Kale is nutrient-dense Kale is one of the most nutrient-dense foods... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Attention Vegetable Haters: It Could Be In Your Genes
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — If certain vegetables have always made you gag, you may be more than a picky eater. Instead, you might be what scientists call a “super-taster:” a person with a genetic predisposition to taste food differently. Unfortunately, being a super-taster doesn’t make everything taste better. In fact, it can do the opposite. Super-tasters are extremely sensitive to bitterness, a common characteristic of many dark green, leafy veggies such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and Brussels sprouts, to name a few. “The person who has that genetic propensity gets more of the sul...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Source Type: news

Add miso to your slaw for a gut-healthy (and delicious) snack
(Natural News) Coleslaw is a common side dish that’s often made with cabbage and mayonnaise. If you’re looking for a healthier version of coleslaw, why not try this gut-friendly, refreshing version made with Brussels sprouts and miso? Why use Brussels sprouts instead of cabbage? Brussels sprouts are also a cruciferous vegetable, closely related to cauliflower... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Roasted cauliflower is a "healthy" guilty pleasure – here's how to enjoy it
(Natural News) The cauliflower is the cabbage’s lesser-known but equally powerful cousin. It is also considered a superfood, thanks to it being as nutritious as its other family members. The vegetable is a great source of antioxidants and it is jam-packed with vitamins, nutrients, and fiber. One cup of raw cauliflower has 10 percent of your daily value... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malawi: Council Suspends Hospital Official Over Illegal Purchases, Ambulance Use
[Nyasa Times] Mangochi district council has suspended its procurement officer for flouting procurement procedures after he was caught by communities in the district illegally using an ambulance for cabbage he had bought for sale to the hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A compound common in human diets found to have novel anti-cancer effects
(Natural News) The food you’re eating might be protecting you from cancer. A study published in The American Journal of Chinese Medicine revealed that allyl isothiocyanate (AITC), a compound present in human diets, has novel cancer-fighting properties. AITC is commonly found in many cruciferous vegetables such as arugula, broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower. It is also... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ugandan Students Turn Waste to Wealth
Students holding vegetables from the school garden.By Melissa KyeyuneAug 30 2019 (IPS) Namugongo is a lush, forested community in central Uganda where tall trees are home to colourful birds and noisy monkeys. The community has a tragic place in history: on 3 June 1886, 22 Ugandan Christian converts were publicly executed, on the orders of King Mwanga II of the Buganda Kingdom, in an attempt to ward off the influence of colonial powers with whom the Christians were associated. The converts were elevated to sainthood by Pope Paul VI in 1964. Ugandans today see those converts as martyrs. They commemorate every 3 June, Marty...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Melissa Kyeyune Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Inequity Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

9 Healthy reasons to make cabbage juice
(Natural News) Vegetable juice is not an uncommon thing. Carrots, cucumbers, broccoli, and celery are just a few of the many vegetables that are used to make potent health drinks. But recently, another leafy green has made it to the list of juice-worthy vegetables, and this time, it’s a rather unusual one: cabbage. While it doesn’t sound... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spicy Korean dish kimchi 'could be cure for baldness' after scientists say it may reverse hair loss
Research shows a kimchi drink sold in South Korea helps thicken existing hairs and in some cases new hairs grew within weeks. The dish consists of cabbage, onions, garlic, fish sauce and spices. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coffee pots, Lego and red cabbage water turn the spotlight on ‘ green chemistry ’
Coffee pots, Lego and red cabbage water turn the spotlight on 'green chemistry' (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 1, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Public engagement; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry; Press Release Source Type: news

Natural compound found in broccoli reawakens the function of potent tumor suppressor
(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) Long associated with decreased risk of cancer, broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables -- the family of plants that also includes cauliflower, cabbage, collard greens, Brussels sprouts and kale -- contain a molecule that inactivates a gene known to play a role in a variety of common human cancers. A new study demonstrates that targeting the gene, known as WWP1, with the ingredient found in broccoli suppressed tumor growth in cancer-prone lab animals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 16, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The 8 health benefits of anti-inflammatory bok choy
(Natural News) Bok choy, a type of Chinese cabbage, is a popular anti-inflammatory food. The vegetable, which is also called pak choi or pok choi, offers many health benefits. Bok choy is good for heart health and it can also lower your cancer risk. Bok choy contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, C, E, and K.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China Grows the First Seed on the Moon
The moon is an inhospitable place. In the sunlight, temperatures hit highs of 260 degrees Fahrenheit, in the dark, it can reach a miserable minus 280. Radiation is high and water is scarce. But according to the China National Space Administration, there is now life growing 240,000 miles from the Earth; cotton seeds carried on board the Chang’e-4 lunar lander have just sprouted, making them the first plants to ever germinate on another world. “We have given consideration to future survival in space. Learning about these plants’ growth in a low-gravity environment would allow us to lay the foundation for ou...
Source: TIME: Science - January 15, 2019 Category: Science Authors: George Steer Tags: Uncategorized China onetime space Source Type: news

How To Lose Weight Well returns with one man who only ate Greggs
The new series of How To Lose Weight Well returned with six volunteers try out six meal plans in the hope to slim down, including the Metabolic diet, the Greggs diet and the cabbage soup diet. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How kimchi gets its kick (video)
(American Chemical Society) Kimchi, the fermented cabbage dish beloved in Korea and around the world, has a signature pungent, sour tang. Those unique flavors come from not only salt and spices but also fermentation by friendly microbes. In this video, Reactions explores the chemistry of why kimchi is so delicious and even tries to make a batch: https://youtu.be/DG4afs7C1XI. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 20, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Anxious? Consuming more wild cabbage can improve symptoms, according to a study
(Natural News) More than one-eighth of the world’s population suffer from anxiety, a mental health problem characterized by feelings of fear and uncertainty. Most of the time, the reasons for these feelings are either imagined or heightened by the brain. If these persist, anxiety disorders can negatively affect a person’s quality of life. Fortunately, there are many... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For the organic farmer: Cattle manure is best for crop growth
(Natural News) A study, published in Horticultural Science, compared the effects of different organic treatments on the growth of the Chinese cabbage (Brassica campestris L. var. pekinensis Lour [Olson]). They considered treatments such as the type of organic fertilizer, location, and the cabbage hybrid used. Growth was estimated using the following parameters: yield, plant height, and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Poop cult' leader Jillian Epperly who claimed cabbage drink cures cancer
In an exclusive interview with Daily Mail Online, the creator of 'Jilly Juice,' a cabbage drink she claimed was a cure-all insists that she is blameless in spite of an FTC warning and the death of a customer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What prebiotic foods should people eat?
Prebiotics work with probiotics in the body to promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut. Many prebiotic foods are suitable for vegans, including almonds, savoy cabbage, garlic, chicory, and leeks. In this article, learn more about the best prebiotic foods for vegans. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

The African cabbage offers a natural way to remedy scalp ringworm
(Natural News) Names can be confusing — or even misleading — at times. The African cabbage (Cleome gynandra) isn’t at all related to real cabbages, while ringworm disease is actually caused by fungi and not worms. Ugandan researchers can confirm, however, that the local plant has strong antifungal properties, given its long use as a natural treatment... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The cabbage tree relieves pain and inflammation without any of the side effects caused by conventional drugs
(Natural News) A local tree has captured the interest of Ethiopian researchers for its analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities. They reported that the leaves of the cabbage tree (Moringa stenopetala) could relieve disease-induced inflammation and pain without causing adverse side effects attributed to pharmaceutical drugs. Both inflammation and pain can cause severe problems if left untreated. Acute, chronic,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating more red cabbage reduces your risk of Alzheimer's
(Natural News) Eating more red cabbage (Brassica oleracea L. var capitata rubra) can lower your risk of Alzheimer’s disease. A study published in the European Journal of Medicinal Plants revealed that red cabbage possesses antioxidant and anticholinesterase activities that can help prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease. The study was conducted by a team of researchers... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Chemicals in some vegetables prevent cancer in mice
Chemicals in some vegetables, including kale, cabbage and broccoli, helped prevent colon cancer in mice, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How the humble cabbage can stop cancers
Researchers reveal how chemicals in some vegetables can prevent bowel cancer. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Diets 'devoid of vegetable matter' may cause colon cancer
Feeding mice a diet rich in a compound that results from the digestion of cabbage and other brassicas protected their gut from inflammation and cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Colorectal Cancer Source Type: news

Compound in kale, cabbage and broccoli protects against bowel cancer  
Researchers from  the Francis Crick Institute, London, found that when green vegetables are digested a protein is activated that reduces gut inflammation and prevents bowel cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chemicals found in vegetables prevent colon cancer in mice
(The Francis Crick Institute) Chemicals produced by vegetables such as kale, cabbage and broccoli could help to maintain a healthy gut and prevent colon cancer, a new study from the Francis Crick Institute shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Have you heard of the tree collard? It's a great addition to any survivalist’s garden
(Natural News) Tree collard greens are a superfood that can grow all-year round and they can reach to at least eight to 12-feet tall. The leaves of this plant look and taste like the outside leaves of a cabbage, but they don’t form a “head” like the latter. Once the plants are at least four... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya:Cry of Patients in Kiambu as They Share Beds, Rely on Relatives for Food
[Nation] Two expectant women per bed. Two infants and their mothers, one bed. Two adult patients a bed. A plate of a small piece of ugali, a handful beans and overcooked cabbage filled with tasteless thin soup for dinner. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 31, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

30 Simple Ways You Can Prevent Cancer
People who eat broccoli and its cousins such as cabbage, cauliflower and bok choy at least once per week have a lower risk of kidney cancer compared with people who consume them less than once a month, according to a multinational European study.07/27/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - July 27, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

What Britons ate down the ages
Ancient Britons were eating dairy, peas, cabbage and oats, according to gunk trapped in their teeth. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Eat More Cruciferous Vegetables
-- Eating lots of cruciferous vegetables -- such as kale, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower -- could lower your risk of developing heart disease, Australian researchers say. Study results published in the Journal of the American... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

10 Foods Filled With Probiotics
The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, 100 Most Healing Foods, which is available in stores, at the Meredith Shop and at Amazon. One of the most crucial parts of our body when it comes to health is our microbiome—the trillions of bacteria that live in our gut. Scientists are learning that the bacterial communities we live with are linked to everything from body weight to asthma to acne. Having the right balance of bugs may keep us well in the long term. Some bacteria in the gut are good for our health, while other strains raise our risk for disease. We shape our microbiome makeup thr...
Source: TIME: Health - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Strawberries Top the “Dirty Dozen” List of Fruits and Vegetables With the Most Pesticides
In the latest report about pesticide residues, the Environmental Working Group says that 70% of conventionally grown fruits and vegetables contain up to 230 different pesticides or their breakdown products. The analysis, based on produce samples tested by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, found that strawberries and spinach contained the highest amounts of pesticide residues. One sample of strawberries, for example, tested positive for 20 different pesticides, and spinach contained nearly twice the pesticide residue by weight than any other fruit or vegetable. The two types of produce topped the EWG ranking of the 12 fr...
Source: TIME: Health - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

You should consider adding rutabaga to your diet: Here’s why
(Natural News) Rutabaga, also called swede or Swedish turnip, may be unfamiliar to some. It is a nutritious vegetable that you should consider adding to your cart the next time you go grocery shopping. Rutabaga (Brassica napus subsp. rapifera, Brassicaceae) is a natural hybrid between a cabbage and turnip. The root vegetable is the enlarged... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli might lower heart disease, stroke risk, study finds
Not all veggies appear to be equally effective. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Veggies a Healthy Recipe for Older Women's Hearts
Eating lots of vegetables may help older women keep their blood vessels healthy, with the biggest benefit from cruciferous vegetables, including cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and broccoli. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Veggies a Healthy Recipe for Older Women's Hearts
WEDNESDAY, April, 4, 2018 -- Eating lots of vegetables may help older women keep their blood vessels healthy, Australian researchers report. The biggest benefit seems to come from cruciferous vegetables, including cabbage, Brussels sprouts,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 4, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Vegetables may help protect elderly women from hardening of neck arteries
(American Heart Association) Eating more cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and broccoli was associated with less carotid artery wall thickness among elderly women. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: A Hearty Chicken Soup That ’s Good for Your Soul and Immune System
When I feel a little run down, I make my restorative Polish-style chicken soup called Rosół, which was taught to me by my great-grandmother to help fight colds. When I ate her soup, I could instantly feel its healing effects and it just made me feel good all over. Chicken soup is simply a protein-rich meat stock, infused with a mirepoix of vegetables such as carrots, onion and leek. After simmering for 1 ½ to 2 hours, you end up with a golden elixir that’s filled with nutrients from the organic chicken meat and vegetables that you’ve used. It can be sipped all day, or made into a more substantial...
Source: TIME: Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Food healthytime Recipes Teresa Cutter The Healthy Chef Source Type: news

Is The ‘ Souping ’ Trend For You?
 By Lisa Drayer, CNN (CNN) — When I first heard of “souping,” it brought me back to my clinical days working in a hospital, where pureed soups and other easy to digest foods — also known as “full liquids” — would be prescribed for patients recovering from gastrointestinal surgery, or those who had difficulty chewing or swallowing. Then I reflected upon how much I regularly enjoy soup, especially for the comfort it provides on cold, dreary days — even though, thankfully, I have no health issues that would require such an easily digestible meal. Soup is often my go-to in t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Diets Source Type: news