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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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July 2005 issue

New ARS Food & Nutrition Research Briefs Posted on Web

By Marcia Wood
September 7, 2005

Highlights of recent food, nutrition and food safety discoveries by Agricultural Research Service scientists are featured in the newest edition of the ARS Food & Nutrition Research Briefs. Illustrated with color photography, this informative newsletter is available at:

Summaries in this issue report, for example, that:

  • Cocoa powder products are richer in antioxidants than several other cocoa-bean-derived chocolate treats.
  • Strength training helped elders combat muscle loss and reduce the pain of osteoarthritis.
  • Defender, a long, white-skinned potato from ARS and university potato breeders, is the first commercial potato in the United States to resist late blight, one of the worst potato diseases worldwide.
  • Teamwork by ARS scientists, veterinarians and others is ensuring that dairy products remain safe.
  • Two recently developed catfish vaccines offer an easier way to protect these popular, farm-raised fish against a costly disease.

ARS, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief scientific research agency, offers a free email-alert service in which readers receive a notice when a new issue of the Briefs is posted on the World Wide Web. Readers also can opt to receive the full text of each new issue via email. Instructions for signing up for either of these no-cost subscription services are posted at:

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