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New free app aims to up Aussies' veg intake

New free app aims to up Aussies' veg intake

Taking a fresh approach to Australia’s poor vegetable-consumption scorecard, CSIRO scientists developed Veg-Eze, a free app that challenges users to eat more vegies, more often. The resulting data will be used to help farmers cater better to changing consumer demand.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 15th Dec 2017
Go nuts for a healthier heart, finds new large-scale study

Go nuts for a healthier heart, finds new large-scale study

Good news for nut producers – and consumers: the findings of a new, large-scale study suggest that eating a serving of nuts just once or twice a week can cut your risk of developing cardiovascular and coronary heart diseases significantly.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 30th Nov 2017
6 salad vegies linked with 40% drop in ASVD risk, finds WA study

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

Eating just a cup of mixed salad a day could cut your risk of heart disease and stroke by as much as 40 percent, finds a new study by Western Australian researchers, with high-nitrate vegetables such as spinach, beetroot, and celery topping the list of beneficial produce.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 16th Nov 2017
Country kids have unhealthily low vegie intake, finds WA study

Country kids have unhealthily low vegie intake, finds WA study

Kids in rural and remote regions of Australia are far less likely than their city counterparts to get the recommended daily quota of vegetables, thanks largely to issues of supply, choice and cost, contend the authors of a new study.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 20th Oct 2017
Ketogenic diet extends healthy lifespan in mice – and, perhaps, in humans

Ketogenic diet extends healthy lifespan in mice – and, perhaps, in humans

US researchers have found that mice fed a ketogenic diet – sky-high in fats, low in carbs and protein – stay healthier for longer, with improved strength, coordination, curiosity and memory. Their findings could drive the development of new drugs and dietary interventions to combat age-related decline.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 8th Sep 2017
Biofortified bananas to save thousands of lives

Biofortified bananas to save thousands of lives

Bananas genetically modified by QUT researchers to be higher in vitamin A are being grown in Uganda in a breakthrough initiative hoped to save the lives of thousands of east African children a year.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 12th Jul 2017
China and New Zealand seal deal on organic standards

China and New Zealand seal deal on organic standards

In mid-November 2016, New Zealand and China signed a landmark agreement to recognise each other’s standards on organic produce- which could give Australian exporters of organic produce a run for their money.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 4th Dec 2016
11 ways aquatic slime could help save the world, and 10 reasons to start farming it

11 ways aquatic slime could help save the world, and 10 reasons to start farming it

Not everyone’s fond of algae – whether it’s clogging up waterways or wrapped around sushi. But as yet more cool uses for aquatic vegetables surface, even the slime-averse might become algalytes.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 20th Nov 2016
Nutritional productivity key to food security

Nutritional productivity key to food security

With the global population projected to reach 9.6 billion by 2050, concerns are being raised about the capacity of food production systems to meet human needs.
David Eyre, NSW Farmers, Published 18th Nov 2016
Prize-winning photos celebrate the UN's Year of Pulses

Prize-winning photos celebrate the UN's Year of Pulses

Australia's been doing its bit to promote the United Nations' International Year of Pulses, with video and photo competitions, a cookbook, pulse-themed social and educational events- and the vastly increased Australian acreage planted to pulses this year on the back of strong global prices.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 25th Aug 2016

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