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The Southeast is Producing Non-GMO Canola Oil

Always encouraging to hear regional partners creating alternatives products that don’t sacrifice in its quality or operations. Why non-GMO canola? Canola (Brassica family), not traditionally a southern crop, is an attractive commodity. It has the lowest saturated fat of any major vegetable oil, with a favorable mix of mono- and polyunsaturated fats. It’s also an […]

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GMO-Banana-Leaf

Going Bananas? GMO Bananas..

GMO Technology developed to help solve problems in agriculture. But what are the cost and long term is it working in our favor? The genetic human advancement is extremely slow compared to the microorganism we are trying to battle. Long term studies of the impact on human health is non existant for GMO foods. A […]

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Leaf Hopper

Plant Zombies?

How plants become zombies… Scientists in the labs of Professor Hogenhout at JIC, and Professors Angenent and Immink at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, have discovered that the parasitic bacterium produces a protein called SAP54 that is essential to this process. Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-04-zombies.html

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Foraging and the Guts Microbial Community

Our stomachs tell a tale of where we are, what we’ve become. This article shows a shot of where we may have been. What can we learn? In Western Tanzania tribes of wandering foragers called Hadza eat a diet of roots, berries, and game. According to a new study, their guts are home to a […]

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Carlo-Petrini

A Future for Food that May be Hard to Digest

From Carlo Petrini, Founder and President of Slow Food: What would you say to your neighbor if he and the other residents of your housing complex informed you (with your only notice the demolition crew in front of your house) that he and the others have decided to raze the building and there is nothing you […]

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