Beer Tweet, Honeybee Help & High Fat Diet

Beer Tweet, Honeybee Help & High Fat Diet

Beer Tweet, Honeybee Help & High Fat Diet plus Food Forethought. I’m Greg Martin with today’s Northwest Report.

I’m a happy camper now that baseball season is underway. A good game, hot dog, peanuts and a brew. Yes sir. But one Seattle Mariner beer vendor has taken it to the next level...just Tweet for a cold one delivered to your seat. What will they think of next?

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that more than $8 million in disaster assistance will be issued starting immediately to livestock, honeybee and farm-raised fish producers that suffered losses in 2010 because of disease, adverse weather or other conditions. The aid will come from the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP).It appears a part of the body's digestive system for processing dietary fat is a contributor to an increased risk to colon cancer. University of Arizona Researcher Carol Bernstein.

BERNSTEIN: We fed mice a level of bile acids that gave the same level of one of the bile acids called deoxycolic acid in their feces as humans were eating a high fat diet and all but one of the mice got tumors in their colon and about 56% of the mice had colon cancer.

Now with today’s Food Forethought, here’s Lacy Gray.

My ninety year old mom-in-law, bless her heart, has never had what could be considered a green thumb. She loves plants, she just doesn’t do well with the centuries old notion of flower and vegetable gardens all in prim little rows, like Mary, Mary quite contrary. She does much better when her garden is allowed to be a little on the “wild side”, which actually brings her right up to speed with todays sustainable gardening. No longer do we have to stick to preconceived notions about what plants and plant combinations make for a good garden. Instead of struggling to grow flowering plants and vegetables that fit with inherited ideas of what makes a garden legitimate, even if those plants may not grow well in your particular area of the country, how about growing plants that will thrive under the natural conditions where you live, without a lot of extra coaxing, and hard work. Given that in today’s world where we are all trying to conserve our natural resources perhaps it’s the right time to move away from outmoded ideas on gardening. It’s working for my mom-in-law. For the first time in ninety plus years, she has a green thumb.

Thanks Lacy. That’s today’s Northwest Report. I’m Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network.

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