|Dry beans inhibit development of mammary cancer|
Science Daily - 2/15/2009.As the world seeks new ways to prevent and treat chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer, more research continues to be conducted on the benefits of certain foods in reducing people’s risk of contracting these ailments. Legumes in particular are often cited as being high in antioxidants, which have the property of being able to fight off free radical cells within the body, reducing the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases. A recent study further investigated these connections, as researchers focused on the benefits of one type of legume, dry beans, in reducing the risk of mammary cancer.
|Monsanto is Putting Normal Seeds Out of Reach|
Organic Consumers - 2/12/2009.In the first half of the 20th century, seeds were overwhelmingly in the hands of farmers and public-sector plant breeders. In the decades since then, Gene Giants have used intellectual property laws to commodify the world seed supply - a strategy that aims to control plant germplasm and maximize profits by eliminating Farmers' Rights.
|Access to local food sprouting on the web|
Portland Press Herald - 2/9/2009.Maine farmers, fishermen and others are working to create a new delivery system to connect customers with locally produced food and agricultural products.