There are many that both want and believe that urban agriculture can provide for the nutritional needs of cities – but one research team has investigated whether that is really the case.
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New research suggests female-owned farms are more likely to be found in areas closer to urban centres, with the average size being less than 50 acres.
Scientists from the University of Texas and Penn State University think they have found the key to solving the world’s freshwater problem.
Research has found that a large number of farmers and growers are not aware of the pesticide being used on their seeds, some of which are said to be highly toxic to beneficial insects and could result in harm to human health.
With potential human applications, a study has found that the combination of green tea extract with exercise reduced fatty liver disease in mice.
Researchers from Penn State University have developed an antimicrobial film that could be used to help reduce the risk of Salmonella, Listeria and pathogenic E. coli in food products.
In a randomised, controlled trial, Penn State researchers found that eating walnuts daily as part of a healthy diet was associated with increases in certain bacteria that help promote health, as well as improvements in some risk factors for heart disease.
Between 2007 and 2017, the number of hop farms reportedly grew from 68 to 817 in the US, and hop acreage expanded from 31,145 to 59,429 acres.