Tag: vegetables

Nov 23 2017

6 salad vegies linked with 40% drop in ASVD risk, finds WA study | AgInnovators

Researchers at Western Australia’s Edith Cowan Institute tracked the dietary habits and cardiovascular health of 1,226 Western Australian women aged between 70 and 85 over 15 years from 1998, focusing on their intake of dietary nitrate, most commonly found in vegetables. They found that those women whose daily diets included fresh vegetables high in nitrates …

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Oct 30 2017

Buying fresh potatoes and carrots all year round is destroying Australia’s soil

Producing fresh fruit and vegetables year-round has a hidden cost. Dean Hochman/Flickr, CC BY-SA Bill Cotching, University of Tasmania Have you thought about what it takes to get fresh carrots onto supermarket shelves during winter? We all want fresh carrots rather than soft, old or bendy ones. That’s why many companies – such as supermarkets …

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Dec 23 2015

Methyl Bromide and Strawberries .. Shock .. Horror .. Oh, Wait a Minute.

Ian Musgrave, University of Adelaide There was an article on the ABC site this morning which gave us this alarming headline “Pesticide banned worldwide still used to grow 70pc of Australian strawberries”. Shocking! Except, well, there were a few teeny tiny but important details missing. Like the fact that the rest of the world is …

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