health Tag

A study by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in the Netherlands found microplastics in 75% of meat and milk products tested and in every blood sample from cows and pigs taken in the study, reports The Guardian. Microplastics appeared in milk from supermarket cartons, from farm bulk tanks, and in milk from hand-milked cows. Microplastics also appeared in every sample of animal pellet feed tested in the study, indicating a potential root source of contamination for the meat and milk products....

The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) awarded funding for a four-year, $1 million project that will explore the connections between soil health, the nutritional value of grains, and human health. Specifically, the research will investigate how soil management practices affect the amino acid content of crops. The collaborative project involves several institutions that have long-term research trials comparing organic and conventional management....

Join Margo Hale, Tracy Mumma, Linda Poole, and Linda Coffey, all long-time producers of sheep, goats, or cattle, and all NCAT Livestock and Grazing Specialists, to hear how we handle lambing, kidding, and calving, and what we believe are the five keys to a successful season. We each share our philosophy in managing our livestock, and share photos of a normal birth, discuss how to prepare, when to intervene, what to have on hand, and how to get more help. This webinar is produced by the National Center for Appropriate Technology through the ATTRA Sustainable Agriculture program, under a...