News tagged with department of agriculture

Giant hogweed can cause burns and blindness

(PhysOrg.com) -- The U.S Department of Agriculture is warning residents in a variety of states to be on the lookout for the Heracleum Mantegazzianum, or giant hogweed. This plant in native to Central Asia ...

Jul 11, 2011
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Quitting smoking results in minimal weight gain

The declining rate of smoking is unlikely to be a major contributor to the recent increases in the incidence of obesity. While quitting smoking might cause some people to gain weight, the amount gained will ...

Feb 17, 2012
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Ongoing research analyzes formulas, mother's milk

Soy-based baby formula nourishes millions of America's infants. Now, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded scientist Jin-Ran Chen is taking a close look at the effects that soy formula, cow's-milk formula, ...

Jan 20, 2012
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