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New free app aims to up Aussies' veg intake

New free app aims to up Aussies' veg intake

Taking a fresh approach to Australia’s poor vegetable-consumption scorecard, CSIRO scientists developed Veg-Eze, a free app that challenges users to eat more vegies, more often. The resulting data will be used to help farmers cater better to changing consumer demand.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 15th Dec 2017
6 salad vegies linked with 40% drop in ASVD risk, finds WA study

6 salad vegies linked with 40% drop in ASVD risk, finds WA study

Eating just a cup of mixed salad a day could cut your risk of heart disease and stroke by as much as 40 percent, finds a new study by Western Australian researchers, with high-nitrate vegetables such as spinach, beetroot, and celery topping the list of beneficial produce.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 16th Nov 2017
Country kids have unhealthily low vegie intake, finds WA study

Country kids have unhealthily low vegie intake, finds WA study

Kids in rural and remote regions of Australia are far less likely than their city counterparts to get the recommended daily quota of vegetables, thanks largely to issues of supply, choice and cost, contend the authors of a new study.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 20th Oct 2017
Four in five Aussies forgo fruit and veg, finds CSIRO survey

Four in five Aussies forgo fruit and veg, finds CSIRO survey

An alarming 80 percent of Australians eat less than the recommended ‘2+5 a day’, with nearly two-thirds getting insufficient vegies and more than half skimping on fruit, finds the nation’s largest-ever fruit and veg survey.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 22nd Apr 2017
More fruit and veg improves mood and mojo

More fruit and veg improves mood and mojo

It seems that what you eat really does affect how you feel. Indeed, simply eating more salads, vegie stir-fries and apples could do more to boost your joie de vivre than quitting smoking, being married or going from dole-dependent to employed, say researchers.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 20th Apr 2017
Sweet potato aids organ health and weight loss in obese mice, finds Chinese study

Sweet potato aids organ health and weight loss in obese mice, finds Chinese study

Beijing-based researchers have found that – in mice, and potentially, humans – sweet-potato consumption benefits kidney and liver function and can reduce obesity significantly.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 20th Apr 2017
Onion skin cells used to make artificial muscles that really work

Onion skin cells used to make artificial muscles that really work

Scientists at National Taiwan University have used the epidermal cells of an onion to create an artificial muscle that can bend, contract and expand on cue, and can even pick up a cotton ball. Now they just have to make it stronger.
Merran White, Published 21st Jun 2016
Gold-plated onion cells make great artificial muscles

Gold-plated onion cells make great artificial muscles

Scientists at National Taiwan University have used the cells of that cheap and humble vegetable, the onion, to create an ‘organic’ artificial muscle that can contract and expand on cue. Now they just have to make it stronger.
AgInnovators, Published 27th May 2016
When it comes to fruit and veg, more is better

When it comes to fruit and veg, more is better

As Aussies, we have access to a greater variety of clean, high-quality fresh produce than just about any people in the world. So you’d think we’d have been the first to heed the...
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 18th Nov 2014
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