In addition to being great exercise and promoting a sustainable lifestyle, gardening may also encourage vegetable consumption, according to researchers at Texas A&M University and Texas State University. In an online survey of people aged 50 and up, it was revealed that those who gardened regularly ate more vegetables, regardless of how much time they spent with their hands in the dirt or what varieties of produce they grew.
The Farm Bill has been widely criticized for its role in altering market incentives through subsidization of crops like wheat, corn and soy. Experts have said that this increases dependency on such products — including the highly processed foods that are made from such ingredients — and leads to mass production that may cause harm to both human health and the environment.
The Democratic-led California Legislature has determined that its appointment calendars should remain private. According to the San Jose Mercury News, the State Senate and Assembly have denied a joint request from The Associated Press, the Bay Area News Group and the First Amendment Coalition to gain access to the appointment calendars of lawmakers and their key staffers.
Political enthusiasts may have noticed a few missing pieces during the GOP debate on May 5. Some viewers have lamented over the fact that the first major debate of the 2012 Presidential campaign featured a cast of lesser-known candidates.
Many people add chopped rosemary or ground tumeric to their burgers and meatloaf for added flavor. However, research that was led by scientists at Kansas State University reveals that it may also help to reduce levels of harmful heterocyclic amines (HCAs).
Following several days of widespread praise for President Barack Obama, a handful of potential Presidential candidates have changed course by criticizing the Commander In Chief’s foreign policy.
Likening Osama bin Laden’s death to a popular American sport, President Barack Obama said there is no need to “spike the football” by releasing photos of the al-Qaida leader’s corpse.
Severe threats of flooding have prompted Federal officials to order a levee to be blasted open in Missouri, and forced a mayor in Illinois to evacuate an entire town.
Rock star Ted Nugent closed the annual National Rifle Association (NRA) conference last weekend by challenging pro-gun advocates to step up their public relations efforts.
Job growth in the U.S. has sputtered in recent weeks, according to a new report from the United States Labor Department.