Friday, March 4, 2011

ARS Newslink

ARS News Service
USDA Agricultural Research Service
March 4, 2011

Reading herbal tea leaves:
The idea that herbal teas may provide a variety of health benefits is no longer just folklore, according to researchers who studied the science-based evidence of health benefits from drinking three of the most popular herbal teas in America. (3/1)

Sustaining Great Plains biodiversity:
Fire, cattle and even prairie dogs all could play a role in sustaining the biodiversity of the western Great Plains, according to an ARS researcher. (3/2)

Improving soil via grazing cattle:
If cattle are managed so that they graze moderately, soil quality can be restored and emissions of carbon dioxide--a greenhouse gas--can be reduced. (3/3)


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