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2008-08-19 09:00:16

Snacktrition, a new line of calcium and fiber enhanced nut snacks from Mellace Family Brands, today released the results of a national consumer survey that sheds some light on common snacking habits and nutrition knowledge. The survey was hosted by leading food and diet brand Hungry-Girl.com, which currently has more than 500,000 avid followers. Participants, consisting primarily of women ages 25 to 55, were asked about the snacks they choose as well as specific questions related to their...

2008-08-04 18:00:26

By PAMELA WOOD Staff Writer There are two dreaded words that pretty much sum up all that's wrong with the Chesapeake Bay: dead zone. Though scientists say the term is something of a misnomer, it conjures a relatively accurate picture of what's going on below the surface of the bay. The dead zone is a vast stretch of oxygen-deprived water that can't support fish, crabs, shellfish or even little worms. The root cause of the dead zone is nitrogen and phosphorus pollution that comes...

2008-08-04 09:00:12

Even when you try to eat healthy there are oftentimes hidden ingredients lurking. Did you know that low-fat often means high in sugar or sodium? Today the American Diabetes Association (ADA) launched an online nutrition tool -- MyFoodAdvisor(TM) -- that unlocks the mystery of what is in many of the foods you eat at www.diabetes.org/myfoodadvisor. MyFoodAdvisor provides food information to people with diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease and those looking to lose weight. This...

2008-07-21 18:00:27

By Digging In TRACEY HOBSON For the Journal Q. My daughter and I were discussing fertilizers a while ago and she mentioned epsom salts being a fertilizer. Is that true? I've always thought that was a wives' tale. A. It's true. Epsom salts may be applied as part of a balanced diet. Not really a "fertilizer," think of its application as a multivitamin for the plant kingdom. Fertilizers consist mainly of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. Those are the three "biggies" for plant needs....

2008-07-18 03:00:27

By Hammond, John White, Philip Continuing our series on plant nutrition, John Hammond and Philip White look at the environmental impact of phosphorus pollution from agriculture and consider what can be done to mitigate it The availability of clean water is essential for our sustainable futures. People use large amounts of water in domestic, amenity, agricultural and industrial activities, which increases the nutrient status of rivers and lakes. Increasing the amount of nutrients,...

2008-07-18 03:00:17

By Anonymous From supplements for your furry friends to homeopathic first-aid remedies, we've found the best of what's new for a naturally healthy summer Kick the habit and cleanse your body with RenNew Life Smokers' Cleanse. This three-part formula is not only designed to support lung detoxification and healthy bronchial function, it also temporarily eases the desire to smoke. Nutrients and botanicals such as malabar nut tree leaf extract, mullein leaf, and wasabai extract help cleanse the...

2007-12-20 06:01:25

By Kim, B G Lindemann, M D ABSTRACT A knowledge of nutrient requirements is essential to allow fuller expression of genotypic ability while minimizing unwanted economic expense in swine production. The NRC publications were developed to provide this information and have been widely used in academia and in the swine feed industry. However, the accuracy of nutrient requirements, especially minerals and vitamins, is often a subject of debate. Thus, the objective of the current paper was to...

2007-05-01 12:00:21

SUFFOLK, Va. and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- A pilot project at the Hampton Roads Sanitation District's (HRSD) Nansemond wastewater treatment plant in Suffolk, Virginia, has successfully completed trials of a new technology that removes phosphorus, nitrogen and other nutrients and converts them into an environmentally-safe commercial fertilizer. The technology was developed by Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc., of Vancouver, British Columbia, to help...

2005-12-01 12:20:09

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Small amounts of iron and calcium in the diet or in the form of supplements may play an important role in the development of lung cancer, especially among smokers, a study suggests. Iron, zinc, and calcium are micronutrients that participate in the metabolism of damaging forms of oxygen, known as reactive oxygen species. Intake of these micronutrients has been associated with higher risks of certain cancers, such as colorectal, breast, and prostate...

2005-11-03 15:26:06

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Scientists at Oregon State University have successfully cultured in a laboratory a microorganism with a gene for an alternate form of photochemistry "“ an advance that may ultimately help shed light on the ecology of the world's oceans. The microorganism is SAR11, the smallest free living cell known and probably the most abundant organism in the seas. By being able for the first time to study the SAR11 "proteorhodopsin" gene in a laboratory, researchers will be able...