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Organic food – is it better for you? Experts respond

Dacia Herbulock posted in on July 14th, 2014.

In contrast to earlier research, a new study has found that organic crops may have measurable health benefits: they appear to be higher in antioxidants and lower in toxic metals than their conventional counterparts.   The new meta-analysis, published in the British Journal of Nutrition, compiled and crunched results from 343 earlier studies. It claims that organic crops and crop-based foods are up to […]

NZ Herald: How sunshine shapes your wine

Peter Griffin posted in on July 5th, 2010.

Jo Burzynska writes in the New Zealand Herald about research suggesting that the high levels of UV experienced by New Zealand could be a factor in the distinctive tastes of our wine. It might also boost the healthy-giving properties of wine by triggering vines to increase their production of  polyphenols, a natural antioxidant. An excerpt: […]

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