Sperm quality pesticides claim 'should be treated with caution'
Conclusion Whether pesticide exposure in the diet is linked to male fertility problems is an important issue, but, as the authors point out, there are several reasons to view the results of this trial with caution: the men were all attending a fertility clinic with their partner, so some of them will have had fertility issues unrelated to their diet or lifestyle they used national surveillance data, rather than looking at individual diets, to assess how much pesticide residue the men had consumed they did not have information on whether the men were eating organic or non-organic food the men had to remember and...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

Corporal Anna Cross cured of Ebola says 'Eating strawberries saved my life'
Corporal Anna Cross, 25, from Cambridge, who was the first person in the world to be treated with the experimental drug MIL 77, credits the humble strawberry with helping save her life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating strawberries saved my life, says Army nurse cured of Ebola after being first in world to take experimental drug
Corporal Anna Cross, 25, from Cambridge, who was the first person in the world to be treated with the experimental drug MIL 77, credits the humble strawberry with helping save her life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthy school lunches face tough taste test
Students in Gainesville, Georgia, are likely eating a better lunch than you today. On the menu in their cafeterias? Chicken salad on a bed of spinach with strawberries and Mandarin oranges. Boneless wings. Brunch for lunch. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Diet Could Cut Your Risk Of Alzheimer's By Up To 50 Percent
What if there was a preventative measure that could slash your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease by up to half? Some nutritionists may have found it, in the form of a Mediterranean-based diet that's high in nutrients and low in sugar and unhealthy fats. The brain-healthy (and fittingly named) MIND diet -- which stands for "Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay" -- is effective even if it is not followed rigorously, according to a new study from Rush University. Researchers found that people who followed the diet closely had a 53 percent lower chance of developing Alzheimer's, and tho...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 21, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

This Diet Could Cut Your Risk Of Alzheimer's By Up To 50 Percent
What if there was a preventative measure that could slash your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease by up to half? Some nutritionists may have found it, in the form of a Mediterranean-based diet that's high in nutrients and low in sugar and unhealthy fats. The brain-healthy (and fittingly named) MIND diet -- which stands for "Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay" -- is effective even if it is not followed rigorously, according to a new study from Rush University. Researchers found that people who followed the diet closely had a 53 percent lower chance of developing Alzheimer's, and tho...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Understanding Miralax: The parents’ guide on how to approach constipation
Increase water intake and exercise, adopt and maintain a fiber-rich diet and avoid foods that bind you. These are common ways to find relief from constipation. But sometimes a child needs more to keep the digestive “engines,” (or bowels) moving. To ease the discomfort of chronic childhood constipation, pediatricians often prescribe an over-the-counter laxative called Miralax, the brand name for the generic drug polyethylene glycol 3350. The odorless, tasteless powder is typically mixed with 8 ounces of water or other liquid-of-choice and prescribed to children for use once or twice daily. Common side ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - March 17, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maureen McCarthy Tags: Diseases & conditions Source Type: news

California lawmakers crack down on chemical weapons fumigant widely used on strawberries
(NaturalNews) The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) recently announced plans to limit the use of a widely used fumigant responsible for mass poisonings. Chloropicrin, an inherently dangerous pesticide, was formerly used as a weapon during World War I. Capable of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Strawberries top list of pesticide-laced food: EU report
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Nearly half of food products in Europe contain residues of pesticides, with strawberries the most likely to exceed legal limits, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Strawberry fields forever — a Texas possibility
Having fresh, local strawberries within reach across Texas is getting closer to reality, though growers and researchers alike say producing the popular fresh fruit is a new field altogether. “Our goal was to add 5 percent to the acreage and we’ve done that,” said one researcher. “There are a lot of interested people. We have revitalized the Texas strawberry industry and gotten people thinking." (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 9, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Should Cupcakes Be Banned From School Parties?
When my older children were in elementary school, I sent in cupcakes for their birthdays or for class parties. My youngest is in elementary school now, and for his birthday, I sent in pencils and temporary tattoos for classmates — because the school doesn’t allow us to send in sweets anymore. When the change was first made, my reaction was: For real? Banning sweets? Since when did some cupcakes at a birthday party become so dangerous and a big deal? Even as a pediatrician, I thought it was silly. There’s nothing wrong with eating sweets as long as your diet is overall a healthy one. But therein lies the p...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - February 25, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Claire McCarthy Tags: Claire McCarthy, MD Healthful eating Source Type: news

Ellagic Acid May Slow Growth of Some Cancer Tumors
Ellagic acid is a, ‘phytochemical,’ or plant chemical that is found in strawberries, cranberries, raspberries, pecans, walnuts, pomegranates and other plant foods. Research in laboratory animals and cell cultures has discovered that ellagic acid might slow the rate of growth of some tumors caused by certain carcinogens. Even though this is promising, there remains no reliable evidence at this time from human clinical studies showing that ellagic acid has the ability to either prevent or treat forms of cancer. Additional research is required in order to determine what benefits it may have. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - February 10, 2015 Category: Disability Tags: Nutrition Source Type: news

Only 2% Of My Cancer Patients Have Had This Checked
I saw a patient recently who has stage four breast cancer. She’d been to some of the best hospitals and specialists for care. Before she came to me she’d had a mastectomy and chemotherapy. Then the cancer spread to her backbone and she had radiation treatment. Yet still, after all that time and until she came to my clinic, no one had mentioned a possible estrogen problem. No one ever bothered to measure her estrogen. They never looked at whether her breast cancer was estrogen positive or progesterone positive. The rates of most cancers have stabilized. Most cancers aren’t a death sentence the way they use...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - January 23, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jeff Brodsky Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Vitamin C - Fruits and Vegetables with the highest concentrations (recipe)
(NaturalNews) We've all had it drilled into us: citrus fruits are the source for vitamin C. But citrus fruits aren't the only source. They aren't even the best source! The amount of vitamin C in one serving of papaya, strawberries, pineapple, bell pepper, broccoli, or Brussels sprouts... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

State puts limits on a pesticide used for strawberries, other crops
California farmers must restrict their use of a tear gas-like pesticide applied to strawberries and other crops under new rules designed to protect farmworkers and people who live, work and go to school near agricultural fields. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - January 15, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

A Nutrition Pioneer
I got a great magazine in the mail last week. It’s a TIME special edition about all my heroes in science. Sir Isaac Newton, Einstein, Pasteur… I read a little further and I was happy to see Linus Pauling. I thought, “Great! They recognized what a pioneer he was…” I was excited because Pauling is someone who’s close to home for me. He was a scientist who then became a nutritionist, and he was a contrarian. Someone who said to mainstream doctors, “You guys have missed the boat.” But TIME didn’t say that about him. Instead, they chose to portray him as someone who went ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - December 18, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Heart Health Nutrition Cancer heart attack telomeres vitamin C vitamins Source Type: news

Could FRUIT help heart attack patients?
A team of doctors and biologists at Cambridge University believe injecting a chemical found in strawberries and apples could reduce the damage to the heart in the aftermath of an attack. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 5, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Strawberries and Baking Soda not the Answer for Teeth Whitening
Can you ditch the whitening strips and dump the dentist for whiter teeth? From "The Dr. Oz Show" to YouTube videos, experts say you can reclaim those pearly whites simply by mixing fruit, such as strawberries, with some baking soda, and applying the all-natural concoction to your teeth. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - October 17, 2014 Category: Disability Tags: Dental and Teeth Source Type: news

NHAES scientists share in $10M USDA research grant
(University of New Hampshire) New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station scientists at the University of New Hampshire are among those who have been awarded a $10 million, five-year federal grant to develop and apply modern DNA-based tools to deliver new cultivated varieties of rosaceous crops such as apples, peaches, strawberries, and cherries with superior product quality and disease resistance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 8, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

This New Method of Farming Could Change Where Our Food Comes From
Caleb Harper, founder of the CITYFarm Research Project, and his team at MIT’s Media Lab in Cambridge, Mass. appear to have found a way to grow food four times faster than it does in nature, using a new farming method called “Aeroponics.” Unlike regular hydroponics, a growing method that uses water instead of soil, the plants at CITYFarm do not sit in still water, but rather have their roots suspended in a “fog chamber” which sprays a nutrient-rich mist. The CITYFarmers take great care to monitor each aspect of the plants’ growth, to see which conditions work the best, including a techniq...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael Lester Tags: Uncategorized Farming Food Source Type: news

United Nations: Eating insects is good for health, can create job opportunities
(NaturalNews) Would you like some strawberries with that stinkbug? How about a little quinoa with that cricket?The United Nations has a list of edible bugs on Earth -- over 1,900 to be exact -- in a released report that they hope will generate less of a "yuck" factor and more... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 7, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Help stop the decline of bees with only a single window box
Imagine a world without cappuccinos, chocolate, apples, strawberries or even Somerset cider. These products are all dependent on insect pollination, yet in recent years there has been a dramatic decline in bee and pollinator populations. A festival this weekend aims to show how people can make a difference with only a single window box. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 1, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Press Release Source Type: news

Recognizing severity behind the plight of bees, state goverments step in with funding to help protect this beneficial insect
(NaturalNews) Enjoy eating healthy foods like cherries, broccoli, almonds and strawberries? Consuming them is possible in large part due to bee pollination, but since their population is severely dwindling because of pesticide use and disease, many states are now paying people to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Strawberries proven to block mercury in fish: Health Ranger shares research with the public
(NaturalNews) As part of my ongoing scientific research into heavy metals, elemental retention and metals capturing (see explanatory videos here), I have identified and documented anti-heavy-metals substances which have a remarkable natural affinity for binding with and "capturing... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breeding Battle Threatens Key Source Of California Strawberries
The University of California, Davis is the source of most commercial strawberries. Now, the university's strawberry breeders are going into business for themselves, and farmers are worried.» E-Mail This (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Decoding characteristic food odors
How are we able to recognize foodstuffs like strawberries, coffee, barbecued meat or boiled potatoes by smell alone? Foodstuffs contain more than 10,000 different volatile substances. But only around 230 of these determine the odor of food. Narrowing it down further, between just three and 40 of these key odors are responsible for encoding the typical smell of an individual foodstuff. These compounds are then decoded by around 400 olfactory receptors in the nose. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 26, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Decoding characteristic food odors
(Technische Universitaet Muenchen) How are we able to recognize foodstuffs like strawberries, coffee, barbecued meat or boiled potatoes by smell alone? Foodstuffs contain more than 10,000 different volatile substances. But only around 230 of these determine the odor of food. Narrowing it down further, between just three and 40 of these key odors are responsible for encoding the typical smell of an individual foodstuff. These compounds are then decoded by around 400 olfactory receptors in the nose. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 26, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Want whiter teeth? Munch on dark chocolate, cheese and strawberries, says leading dentist
EXCLUSIVE: Dr Harold Katz, who works in Beverly Hills, says the best time to eat these foods is first thing in the morning, as plaque builds up on the teeth at night. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating strawberries may lower blood pressure
Strawberries are rich in antioxidants, which may lower blood pressure by relaxing the endothelium, the lining inside blood vessels. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eight summer activities for children with special medical needs (and the families who love them)
Meaghan O’Keeffe, RN, BSN, is a mother, writer and nurse. She worked at Boston Children’s Hospital for nearly a decade, in both the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and the Pre-op Clinic.  She is a regular contributor to Thriving. Summer is approaching and school is nearing its end. For those who’ve endured a long, tough winter, warmer weather and a nice vacation can’t come soon enough. Finding activities to keep your children busy during the summer months can prove challenging. But when you have a child with special medical needs, it’s a whole new ball game. Some kids have physical limitation...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - June 12, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: All posts Meaghan O'Keefe Parenting Source Type: news

Could the key to Alzheimer 's disease prevention be as simple as eating strawberries?
(NaturalNews) Two decades of dedicated research has clearly revealed that dementia and specifically the dreaded diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease can be prevented or even halted by making lifestyle modifications toward a natural food diet that excludes processed and refined junk foods... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 13, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The effect of strawberries on cholesterol
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Source: NaturalNews.com - May 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can't stomach seven portions of fruit and veg a day? Science could help
The volatile compounds that make strawberries so delicious could one day make bitter vegetables a little more palatableFor many Britons, forcing down the recommended five daily portions of fruit and veg already presents a challenge. Then on Tuesday came the news that even five may not be enough seven portions are a better target to prevent heart disease, strokes and cancer. Worse, we are now told that most of those seven should ideally be vegetables. Many children have a particular dislike of vegetables, and simply yelling "eat your greens" is unlikely to change that. The answer may be to make vegetables taste be...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 2, 2014 Category: Science Tags: Food science Nutrition Plants Genetics Life and style Source Type: news

Can't stomach seven portions of fruit and veg a day? Science could help | David Cox
The volatile compounds that make strawberries so delicious could one day make bitter vegetables a little more palatableFor many Britons, forcing down the recommended five daily portions of fruit and veg already presents a challenge. Then on Tuesday came the news that even five may not be enough seven portions are a better target to prevent heart disease, strokes and cancer. Worse, we are now told that most of those seven should ideally be vegetables. Many children have a particular dislike of vegetables, and simply yelling "eat your greens" is unlikely to change that. The answer may be to make vegetables taste be...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 2, 2014 Category: Science Authors: David Cox Tags: Food science Nutrition Plants Genetics Life and style Source Type: news

New Plant Compound From Strawberries May Prevent Alzheimer's And Memory Loss
Scientists say a new, little-known antioxidant may prevent Alzheimer's, dementia, and memory loss. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 31, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Melanie Haiken Source Type: news

Strawberries can help cure gastritis
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Source: NaturalNews.com - March 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coffee, colas and candy stain teeth, but chocolate, tea and strawberries whiten
Alex CukanNEW YORK, March 24 (UPI) -- Some surprising foods such as steak whiten and improve teeth, but white wine not only stains, its acidic composition etches tiny grooves in teeth. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lowering Cholesterol Levels by Eating Strawberries
A team of volunteers ate half a kilo of strawberries a day for a month to see whether it altered their blood parameters in any way. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - February 27, 2014 Category: Disability Tags: Berries Source Type: news

Strawberries lower cholesterol
(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) A team of volunteers ate half a kilo of strawberries a day for a month to see whether it altered their blood parameters in any way. At the end of this unusual treatment, their levels of bad cholesterol and triglycerides reduced significantly, according to the analyses conducted by Italian and Spanish scientists. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 25, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Can citrus ward off your risk of stroke?
Eating foods that contain vitamin C may reduce your risk of the most common type of hemorrhagic stroke, according to a new study. Vitamin C is found in fruits and vegetables such as oranges, papaya, peppers, broccoli and strawberries. Hemorrhagic stroke is less common than ischemic stroke, but is more often deadly. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 15, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Natural plant compound prevents Alzheimer's disease in mice
A chemical that's found in fruits and vegetables from strawberries to cucumbers appears to stop memory loss that accompanies Alzheimer's disease in mice, scientists have discovered. In experiments on mice that normally develop Alzheimer's symptoms less than a year after birth, a daily dose of the compound -- a flavonol called fisetin -- prevented the progressive memory and learning impairments. The drug, however, did not alter the formation of amyloid plaques in the brain, accumulations of proteins which are commonly blamed for Alzheimer's disease. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 28, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

What Causes Acute Urticaria?
Discussion Urticaria or hives is a systemic disease with cutaneous results. An agent triggers a histamine reaction with cutaneous pruritic lesions being the result. Urticaria usually has intact, erythematous lesions with a papular component that is usually paler in color. Lesions are of various sizes and wax and wane. The lesions may coalesce and blanch with pressure. Scratches and excoriations may be seen. Bullae can be seen in certain circumstances. Evaluation for systemic reaction is important such as hoarseness, stridor, wheezing, difficulty breathing, arrhythmias, difficulty swallowing or tingling. Acute urticaria is...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 2, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

An Approach to the Evaluation of Berries for Cancer Prevention with Emphasis on Esophageal Cancer
Our laboratory has f cancer prevention using freeze-dried berries, mainly black raspberries, for more than two decades. Berries contain many known agents with chemopreventive potential including certain vitamins, minerals, simple and complex polyphenols, phytosterols, and various fiber constituents. Because berries are approximately 80–90 % water, the freeze-drying process concentrates these bioactive constituents approximately tenfold. This chapter describes methods we use to harvest the berries, grind them into a powder, and determine the nutrient, chemical, and microbial content of the powder before use in both pr...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Pharmacology/Toxicology - November 27, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Pesticide regulation in California is flawed, UCLA report says
  Approximately 30 million pounds of fumigant pesticides are used each year on soil that yields valuable California crops — strawberries, tomatoes, peppers and the like — in an attempt to control pests. Responsibility for the safety of pesticides must be evaluated and approved by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation in a process known as registration.   A new report issued by UCLA's Sustainable Technology and Policy Program, a joint program of the Fielding School of Public Health and the School of Law, shows that in at least one case, the system failed by approving a chemical called...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 23, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Pesticide regulation in California is flawed, UCLA report says
(University of California - Los Angeles) A report issued by UCLA's Sustainable Technology & Policy Program shows that in at least one case, the California system for approving a pesticide for use on crops failed by approving a chemical called methyl iodide for use on strawberries. Methyl iodide is a neurotoxicant and is carcinogenic. It is also a developmental toxicant, impairing fetal development and causing fetal death, at low doses. The report details the deficits and suggests improvements. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 23, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Fruit may lower diabetes risk while juice may raise it
Conclusion This study found that eating more of some whole fruits was associated with a reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes, but eating other fruits was not. It also found that drinking more fruit juice was associated with an increase in risk. The study has a range of strengths, including: its large size (almost 190,000 participants) long follow-up (more than 3,000,000 years in total across all participants) collecting data prospectively assessing diet at a number of time points, not just once taking into account a range of potential confounders There are also some limitations, including that people...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Food/diet Source Type: news

Lack of sleep may make us more prone to choose junk food
Sleep-deprived subjects chose burgers, pizza over strawberries, carrots; Made better decisions after a night's rest (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthy eating can protect eyesight
When it comes to protecting your vision, what you eat may affect what you see, reports the August 2013 Harvard Health Letter. Vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients found in food play a role in preventing two common causes of vision problems: cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. Cataracts are cloudy areas in the lens of the eye, while macular degeneration is a deterioration of the macula, the part of the eye that controls central vision. "While there is no definite proof, some studies suggest that eating a diet rich in certain nutrients may help," says Dr. Ivana Kim, associate professor of ophthalmolo...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - August 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Put a Healthy Spin on School Lunch
The start of the school year is a great time to give a second thought to your kids’ lunches. Many kids rush through breakfast to get to school on time, and participate in after-school activities well into the evening. Having a healthy lunch that combines complex carbohydrates, lean protein, dairy, fruits, and vegetables is the only way they’ll get the energy they need to make it through their busy days. “When lunch includes the right nutritional balance, it gives kids the energy they need to focus on their afternoon studies and enjoy their after-school activities,” says Namrata Shidhaye, MD, a famil...
Source: DukeHealth.org: Duke Health Features - July 27, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Children's Health Children's Primary Care Duke Primary Care Primary Care Services Source Type: news

Nitrate Contaminated Water and Birth Defects
Agricultural processes use potassium nitrate as a virtually chloride-free and water-soluble source of nitrate-nitrogen and potassium nutrients. Potassium nitrate has specific benefits and characteristics and because of this target markets are related to high value crops including fruits, vegetables and flowers. Chloride sensitive crops such as strawberries, cabbage, potatoes, beans, peanuts, lettuce, onions, carrots, apricots, blackberries, grapefruit, tobacco, and avocados depend on the use of chloride-free K sources like potassium nitrate. While the use of potassium nitrate might sound very beneficial, it is having some ...
Source: Disabled World - July 25, 2013 Category: Disability Tags: Food Security Source Type: news