Farmers are being paid millions to trap carbon in their soils. Will it actually help the planet?
Lance Unger has been doing things a little differently lately on his farm near the Wabash River in southwestern Indiana. After last fall’s harvest, rather than leaving his fields fallow, he sowed some of them with cover crops of oats and sorghum that grew until the winter cold killed them off. And before planting corn and soybeans this spring, Unger drove a machine to shove aside yellowing stalks—last season’s “trash,” as he calls it—rather than tilling the soil and plowing the stalks under. For these efforts, a Boston-based company called Indigo paid Unger $26,232 in late 2021 and an even larger chunk la...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 27, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news
Need More Light in the Kitchen? Here ’s a Stylish, Adjustable Fix
HAVE YOU ever yearned to yank the ceiling light in your kitchen closer to the radishes you’re julienning? Cursed the shadow you cast between an overhead fixture and your cutting board? Adjustable pendants can get you out of your own way. “At their highest, they provide ambient lighting,” said Sara…#sarabird #danduchars #retreatsforsoul #rylandpeterssmall #marthamulholland (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 29, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Kakao Entertainment lands $966M from sovereign wealth funds, including Saudi Arabia ’s PIF
Kakao Entertainment announced today it has raised $966 million (1.2 trillion won) in financing from sovereign wealth funds, such as Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) and Singapore-based PWARP Investment. The entertainment subsidiary of South Korean internet giant Kakao operates…#pwarpinvestment #publicinvestmentfund #kakaoentertainment #southkorean #radish #bae #tapas #katepark #kakaoentertainments #kakao (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 12, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Osso VR scores $66M for virtual reality surgical training and more digital health fundings
Also: Diabetes care company Podimetrics raised $45 million, and employer-focused hybrid startup Radish Health brought in $4 million in seed funding. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 24, 2022 Category: Information Technology 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
(American Society for Horticultural Science) The Long Beach Red radish might still be thought extinct if not for the tenacious efforts of Bachman, Coker and Knight. The result of their efforts might be the restoration of a one-time food staple to its position of glory. Their investigative tale is an inspiration, and well worth a listen. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
On rooftops and in tunnels, city farms lead food revolution
Salad plants are already being grown in old bomb shelters but floating dairy farms and 16-storey food towers could be nextOnly the Northern line tube trains rumbling through tunnels overhead provide any clue thatGrowing Underground is not a standard farm.The rows of fennel, purple radish and wasabi shoots could be in almost any polytunnel, but these plants are 100 feet below Clapham High Street and show that urban agriculture is, in some cases at least, not a fad.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 10, 2019 Category: Science Authors: James Tapper Tags: Farming Food Food science London UK news Environment Source Type: news
Country diary: my baby and I move through different landscapes
Airedale, West Yorkshire:My six-week-old daughter still can ’t see very well, but her sense of smell is fierce, and we can both hear the magpies, which are everywhereShe ’s only six weeks old but I’m sure she can smell the smothering perfume of the rosebay willowherb that crowds the lake edge. A new baby’s senses develop lopsidedly, out-of-sync: our daughter’s eyesight is still finding focus – she can’t see the wood pigeons bombing across the pale dishwa ter sky, framed by the edges of her pram – but her sense of smell is fierce. This unfamiliar air, for her, must be rich in plant odour. The greenery everyw...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 20, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Richard Smyth Tags: Autumn Biology Children Birds Yorkshire Environment Rural affairs Plants Trees and forests Animals UK news Wildlife Science Society Source Type: news
Medical News Today: 'Monster' radish might help fight heart disease
The biggest variety of radish on the planet may harbor chemicals that can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. A new study investigates. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news
Compounds in 'monster' radish could help tame cardiovascular disease
Step aside carrots, onions and broccoli. The newest heart-healthy vegetable could be a gigantic, record-setting radish. In a study appearing in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, scientists report that compounds found in the Sakurajima Daikon, or "monster," radish could help protect coronary blood vessels and potentially prevent heart disease and stroke. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - August 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news
Compounds in 'monster' radish could help tame cardiovascular disease
(American Chemical Society) Step aside carrots, onions and broccoli. The newest heart-healthy vegetable could be a gigantic, record-setting radish. In a study appearing in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, scientists report that compounds found in the Sakurajima Daikon, or 'monster,' radish could help protect coronary blood vessels and potentially prevent heart disease and stroke. The finding could lead to the discovery of similar substances in other vegetables and perhaps lead to new drug treatments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Transforming Food Systems: Today ’s Realities and Tomorrow’s Challenges
This report looks at all the impacts of the value chain, from farm to fork to disposal, including effects on livelihoods, the environment, and health. It identifies theories and pathways for transformational change in government, business, farming, and consumer contexts while providing a framework for evaluation that supports the comprehensive, universal and inclusive assessment of eco-agri-food systems.Recognizing the interlinkages, in terms of impacts and dependencies that food systems have with our economies, societies, health, and environment is a crucial first step. Using the report’s Framework and its language can ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Alice Lloyd Tags: Biodiversity Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Food & Agriculture Global Green Economy Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news
Radish cover crop traps nitrogen; mystery follows
(American Society of Agronomy) New research supports the use of radish as a cover crop as a trap crop for fall nitrogen. However, what happens to that nitrogen afterward remains unknown. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 30, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news
Is Sushi Healthy? Here ’s Everything You Need to Know
Americans eat sushi in venues as varied as high-end restaurants and prepared foods sections of grocery stores — and many believe it’s a nutritious choice. But is sushi healthy? “Sushi has this halo of being healthy,” says Katherine Zeratsky, a registered dietitian nutritionist and associate professor of nutrition at Mayo Clinic. After all, traditional sushi has all the makings of a health food: it’s stuffed with fresh fish, wrapped in thin sheets of seaweed and presented in neat little rolls. But experts warn not to expect your weekly spicy tuna order to slim your waistline. One of the biggest...
Source: TIME: Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sophia Gottfried Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news
Healthiest Office Snacks, As Chosen By Nutritionists
(CNN) — When your stomach starts grumbling during a midmorning meeting or when you’re stuck at your desk without a break in sight, what is the most satisfying and healthy snack to grab? To answer this question, I asked 10 nutritionists what their favorite go-to nosh is during a busy workday. Below, their responses. ALMONDS “Almonds are my number one go-to snack when hunger hits between meals. In a study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 1.5 ounces of almonds (about 35 nuts) consumed as a snack daily for four weeks helped to suppress hunger between meals. How? Because the fiber, prot...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local TV Snacks Source Type: news