Friday, March 23, 2012

ARS Newslink

Web links to stories issued March 19-23, 2012 ___________________________________________

ARS News Service
USDA Agricultural Research Service
March 23, 2012

Nutrient data apps available:
Health-conscious owners of "smart phones" and home computers are thumbing and clicking their way to nutritious food choices. A downloadable version of a USDA database that lists more than 7,600 food items is being incorporated into a variety of consumer-oriented smart phone "apps" and interactive websites. (3/19)

New cherry tree released:
USDA has released a new cherry tree variety named for former First Lady Helen Taft to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Japanese gift of cherry trees that now are a celebrated landmark of the nation's capital. (3/22)


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