ARS News Service
USDA Agricultural Research Service
February 14, 2014
Heat, pressure and peanut allergies:
USDA scientists and their colleagues found that when they applied heat and pressure to roasted peanuts, there was a significantly reduced allergic reaction from the proteins in these peanuts. (2/10) http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2014/140210.htm
Aspirin-like compound good for plants:
For thousands of years, humankind has extracted salicylic acid from willow tree bark to alleviate minor pain, fever, and inflammation. Now, findings by USDA scientists suggest salicylic acid may also offer "relief" to crop plants by priming their defenses against a microbial menace known as potato purple top phytoplasma. (2/13) http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2014/140213.htm
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