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California extends quarantine to stop spread of citrus greening

A 94-square-mile quarantine area has been announced in portions of Riverside and San Bernardino counties in California in order to attempt to stop the threat of the citrus greening disease.The state Department of Food and Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the quarantine Monday, Aug......

AU banana industry weighs in on nation’s health

Australian banana growers will soon be ‘a-peeling’ to Aussie families around a sizeable issue, as the industry gears up to launch one of its boldest marketing campaigns yet.Set to kick off on Fathers’ Day this Sunday, the inaugural Weight Check 2017 initiative aims to get dads, and all Australians, to better.....

Broccoli helps protect your skin in summer

Broccoli can help protect the skin against harmful UV-B rays during the summer, thanks to its carotene content, which gives it its green colouration, and its antioxidant properties, according to nutritionist-dietitian Júlia Farré, of Centro Júlia Farré.For their part, researchers from the Laboratory of.....

Eating one avocado a day could improve cognitive health, says study

Consuming one fresh avocado per day may lead to improved cognitive function in healthy older adults due to increased lutein levels in the brain and eye, according to new research published in the journal Nutrients. The research tracked how 40 healthy adults ages 50 and over who ate one fresh avocado a day for.....

Massachusetts school revamps lunches with more fresh produce

School lunches at Andover public school in Massachusetts are getting a facelift this year that should leave students, parents, teachers, and staff healthy and happy.“We’ve re-organized the school nutrition department into a new model of organization," said Gail Koutroubas, director of food and nutrition.....

Scientists hope to create anti-ageing pill from broccoli

Broccoli could be the key to staying young and healthy for longer say some scientists. This is because of their high content of chemicals called indoles which have been shown to keep mice and other animals fitter as they grow older.The discovery could lead to an anti-ageing pill that helps people enjoy their.....

Medicinal compounds found in the shell of avocado seeds

Avocado seed shells "contain medicinal compounds that could be used to treat cancer, heart disease and other diseases," according to a new scientific study published on 21 August 2017.The work, presented at the 254th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS), held in Washington, assures that.....

Only 13% of kids in Western AU eat enough vegetables

Regional and remote kids in Australia face unique challenges when it comes to eating the recommended amount of vegetables, new research has found.An Edith Cowan University (ECU)-led study has found that children in regional and remote Western Australia need a major boost of vegetables in their diets.The study,.....

Avocado seeds could help treat cancer and heart disease says study

From lowering cholesterol to aiding weight loss, the potential benefits of avocado consumption have been well documented. A new study, however, suggests that further rewards could be reaped from a part of the fruit that we normally discard: the husk of the seed.Researchers found that avocado seed husks contain.....

60% of UK workers believe their employers should provide fresh fruit

According to a new survey from British Summer Fruits almost two-thirds (60%) of employee respondents believe their employer should offer fresh fruit to staff in the workplace.Its survey of 2,000 UK employees also found that 78% of respondents do not know who the relevant person to speak to is about introducing.....