One step forward, one step back in food-growing progress
We want old-style soy! Enough growers want to move away from Roundup Ready soybeans that Kansas State University is starting trials on conventional varieties, because few such kinds are available anymore. (KSU)
Eye spy one positive side effect? Never mind that pesticides have been in use for decades, somebody's finally come up with a study finding a nutritional benefit of using weed killers. The study, by Dean A. Kopsell and others, says sweet corn sprayed with the weed killers had higher levels of carotenoids, which benefit eye health. We suppose that's nice, if you feel compelled to spray your corn. Still, we'll go for organic corn and get our carotenoids from such superior sources as carrots, winter squash, sweet potatoes, spinach, tomatoes, eggs, and even hot peppers. (In English, at EurekAlert; in science-speak at Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry)
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