Food & Nutrition Research Briefs Posted
By Marcia Wood
May 20, 2002
The Agricultural Research Service has posted
the May 2002 issue of the Food & Nutrition Research Briefs on its web site
The Research Briefs presents updates about ARS research in human nutrition,
food freshness and safety, and new foods.
Visitors to the web site can
receive future issues of the Briefs by e-mail.
Among the items in the May 2002 issue:
- Breads that taste great, yet are made with less fat than usual, may result
from ARS and university experiments with waxy durum wheats.
- Producers of popular peppers can learn more about their crop from ARS
- A new investigation may determine whether women can take iron supplements
during pregnancy without interfering with their bodies' uptake and use of
another essential mineral, zinc.
- Attractive red beans with better yields and improved disease resistance
are being developed from breeding lines produced by ARS researchers and their
ARS is the chief scientific agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.