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New Issue of ARS Food and Nutrition Research Briefs Available

By Kim Kaplan
July 28, 2014

Research showing bone development was significantly impaired in the unborn young of mother lab rats fed high-fat rations to induce obesity is among the new findings in the latest issue of the Agricultural Research Service's Food and Nutrition Research Briefs and its Spanish-language edition (Informe de investigaciones de alimentos y nutrición).

View the English edition at http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/np/fnrb/fnrb0714.htm.

The popular online newsletter reports discoveries from researchers at ARS laboratories nationwide.

Among other findings, the current issue reports:

  • Development of a new, faster way to pasteurize raw, in-shell eggs without affecting their taste, texture, color or other important qualities.
  • A handy new test strip that can detect and differentiate between A- or B-type (serotype) botulinum toxins in less than 20 minutes in the field.
  • The kinds and concentrations of aroma and flavor compounds essential to the taste of the classic Hass avocado.

The briefs include color photos and illustrations on the Web. By clicking the "subscribe" link on the newsletter's home page, readers can sign up for two e-mail options: They can receive the full text of the newsletter by e-mail, or simply an advisory that a new issue has been posted to the Web.

ARS is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief intramural scientific research agency.


Last Modified: 7/28/2014
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