Orange Peels for Cardio Health and FDA Approves Net-Zero Technology

Orange Peels for Cardio Health and FDA Approves Net-Zero Technology

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, this is your Agribusiness Update.

**Orange peels may hold a key to better cardiovascular health, according to new University of Florida-led research. reports recent research has shown that some gut bacteria help develop cardiovascular disease.

With help from a $500,000 USDA grant, Yu Wang and her team investigated the potential of orange peel extracts, rich in beneficial phytochemicals, to reduce TMAO production, that can help predict future cardiovascular disease.

**The National Milk Producers Federation says the FDA’s approval of Elanco’s Bovaer (boe-vair) is another important step toward a net-zero future.

Bovaer and other new technologies that reduce enteric emissions will help U.S. farmers get rewarded for participating in voluntary, producer-led sustainability initiatives.

NMPF President Gregg Doud says Innovations like Bovaer will help American dairy farmers remain globally competitive and maintain their role as leaders in more sustainable dairy production.

**The U.S. Meat Export Federation closed its spring conference with a session focused on the red meat industry’s efforts to build international demand for domestically underutilized beef and pork cuts.

Jessica Spreitzer, USMEF Director of Trade Analysis, talked about strategies to develop demand for pork loin and beef rounds cuts, pointing to estimates that loin exports now account for about 20% of U.S. production, twice that of five years ago.

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