Study Finds Organic Farming Superior

A new study examining the differences between industrial and organic strawberry farming has just shown organic farming to be the all around best method. A paper by scientists at Washington State University was published in the online journal PLoS ONE yesterday. “Our findings have global implications and advance what we know about the sustainability benefits…

Cranberries Prevent Drug Resistant Staph Infections

Scientists have discovered a critical new use for cranberry juice. The growing problem of fighting antibiotic resistant staph infections could end up being overcome simply by drinking cranberry juice. Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) presented their discovery at the American Chemical Society’s national meeting in Boston in August of this year. “Most of our…

Research Finds Fertilizers Harming Wildlife

Chemicals used in fertilizers appear to be more harmful to the environment, especially to water born animals, than researchers had believed to be the case. A study by toxicologists from North Carolina State University was published by the journal PLoS One showing that water fleas take in nitrites and nitrites from fertilizer and then convert…

Eating Grapefruit Burns Fat

The body’s natural process of taking stored fat and turning it into energy has just been linked to a naturally occuring component in grapefruit. Researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) discovered that naringenin, found in grapefruit, triggers several beneficial processes in the liver. Their report can be found in…