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ARS Food and Nutrition Research Briefs Issued / January 27, 2012 / News from the USDA Agricultural Research Service

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ARS Food and Nutrition Research Briefs Issued

By Kim Kaplan
January 27, 2012

Drinking soy milk rather than cow's milk or mother's milk can result in better bones, at least in piglets, according to findings reported in the latest issue of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Food and Nutrition Research Briefs and its Spanish-language edition (Informe de investigaciones de alimentos y nutrición).

View the English edition at http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/np/fnrb/fnrb0112.htm

The popular online newsletter reports discoveries from researchers at ARS laboratories nationwide.

Among other findings, the current issue reports that:

• Research has not shown any significant increase or decline in mineral content of new broccoli varieties.

• Researchers are identifying ways to help identify breeding wheats that could make the best whole-grain cookie doughs.

• A cacao collecting trip may help save chocolate from witches' broom disease.

ARS Food and Nutrition Research Briefs is offered with color photos and illustrations on the Web. And by clicking the "subscribe" link on the newsletter's home page, readers can sign up for two e-mail options: They can receive the full text of the newsletter by e-mail, or simply an advisory that a new issue has been posted to the Web.

ARS is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief scientific research agency.

Last Modified: 1/30/2012