March is National Nutrition Month!
Latest ARS Food and Nutrition Research Briefs Issued
By Kim Kaplan
March 1, 2019
ARS molecular biologist Elizabeth Ainsworth was honored with the National Academy of Science’s Prize in Food and Agriculture Sciences for her groundbreaking research to show how crops such as corn and soybeans are affected by increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide and ozone, which 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/fnrb0219/
Among other findings, the current issue reports:
- The 20 experts appointed to serve on the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee have been announced by the U.S. Departments of Agriculture USDA and Health and Human Services.
- A first-of-its-kind study making an in-depth examination of a gene-diet interaction has identified an epigenetic mark—a genetic feature not directly governed by the genetic code—that is associated with consuming more food and having a higher Body Mass Index.
ARS Food and Nutrition Research Briefs is available on the Web. Readers can sign up for either of two e-mail options: They can receive the full text of the newsletter by e-mail 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.