New ARS Food and Nutrition Research Briefs Issued
By Kim Kaplan
July 11, 2019
That a new study has revealed for the first time how diet and bacteria may interact to prolong chronic diarrhea in rhesus macaques suffering from gastrointestinal diseases of unknown causes similar to the way humans do is part of the latest issue of the Agricultural Research Service's (ARS) Food and Nutrition Research Briefs.
The latest issue, which reports discoveries from researchers at ARS laboratories nationwide, can be found at: https://www.ars.usda.gov/oc/fnrb/2019/fnrb0711/
Among other findings, the current issue reports:
- FoodData Central, an integrated food and nutrient data system has been launched, managed by ARS' Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center and hosted by the National Agricultural Library to provide online access to nutrient profile information about a wide variety of foods and food products. The system should prove to be an essential resource for researchers, nutrition professionals, health care providers, product developers, policy makers and consumers.
- Almost no veterinary drug residues were found and none at levels that even approached U. S. regulatory limits in more than 1,000 pork kidney samples. A total of 1,040 pork kidneys were purchased from four grocery stores in the Midwest and tested for residues of five commonly used veterinary drugs and feed additives.
ARS Food and Nutrition Research Briefs is available on the web. Readers can sign up for either of two email options: They can receive the full text of the newsletter by email or simply an advisory when a new issue has been posted online.
For more information contact Kim Kaplan, ARS Office of Communications.
The Agricultural Research Service is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief scientific in-house research agency. Daily, ARS focuses on solutions to agricultural problems affecting America. Each dollar invested in agricultural research results in $20 of economic impact.