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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Caption for November/December 2009 Agricultural Research magazine article, "Boosting Alkali Levels for Bones." New research suggests that reducing the acid load that accompanies the typical high-protein diet may be important to maintaining bone health and muscle mass in older adults. Increased intake of fruits and vegetables would be one way to accomplish this.

Caption for October 2007 Agricultural Research magazine article, "Forum—Specialty Crops Move Into the Spotlight." Some of the many specialty crops available to Americans at supermarkets.

Caption for December 1999 Agricultural Research magazine article, "Toward a Safer Food Supply." Fresh cut fruits and vegetables.

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Last Modified: 8/13/2016
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