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From Seed to Supermarket, Watermelon is Summertime’s Sweetest Treat Featured Article

By Alfredo Moreno
Technology Development

That’s right folks, summer is here! The season of picnics, pool parties and barbeques has officially begun, and these tasty times have the same sweet treat on their menu – watermelon. When temperatures rise, those looking to beat the heat, are grabbing huge slices of the cool, refreshing fruit.

Made up of 92-percent water, watermelon is a low-calorie, natural thirst quencher that’s jam-packed with lycopene, as well as Vitamins A and C, and other nutrients including potassium, fiber, magnesium, and calcium, too.

So how do watermelons get from seed to supermarket?

The process is actually … Full Article »

Another Bogus “Study” Featured Article

A paper published this month in the physics journal Entropy attempts to claim that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide,  is connected as a cause, or a link in a chain to a cause, for numerous diseases, including autism, Alzheimer’s, obesity, anorexia nervosa, liver disease, reproductive and developmental disorders, and cancer. With no new data, a piecemeal approach, and low scientific quality, the paper is less a scientific paper and more sheer hypothetical speculation.

The authors, Anthony Samsel and Stephanie Seneff, have strong connections with the anti-GM activist community. Samsel describes himself as helping “those who are victimized by … Full Article »

Monsanto Fund: Dateline Brazil Featured Article

Healthy Futures Through Knowledge 

For more than a decade, the Monsanto Fund has supported INMED Brazil in their quest to improve the health, nutritional status and environmental awareness of 1.5 million children in Brazil. Through the Healthy Children, Healthy Futures program, INMED is working to: 

◦Reduce hunger among participating children by increasing the availability of nutritious produce through school gardens and nutrition education for teachers, school food workers and parents of school-age children; 

◦Improve children’s health and nutritional status by increasing their access to nutritious foods, treating them for infections that rob them of vital nutrients, and educating them … Full Article »