Unveiling the potential of soybeans for enhanced nutrition

In a study published in the Journal of Integrative Agriculture, researchers from the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences conducted an in-depth analysis of over 1,000 diverse soybean accessions from China, honing in on ...

Scientists make healthy sorghum crop healthier

Scientists at the Children's Nutrition Research Center of the USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) helped develop healthier sorghum varieties containing significant concentrations of provitamin A carotenoids while also ...

Carrots: Good for your eyes, and for degradable polymers

Carrots come in a rainbow of bright colors—red, orange, yellow and purplish black—because of compounds called carotenoids. They help support eye health by reacting with potentially harmful UV light. Interestingly, the ...

Path to the brown coloration of diatoms discovered

Diatoms are microscopic unicellular algae occurring in natural waters worldwide. During photosynthesis, they take up large quantities of carbon dioxide, the primary greenhouse gas emitted through human activities, and convert ...

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