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Can Dark Green Leafy Vegetables Save Your Eyesight

Dark green leafy vegetables are rich in the antioxidant lutein, which has been claimed to help reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), said Sarah Francis, an Iowa State University assistant professor and ISU Extension nutrition specialist. AMD is the leading cause of vision loss in adults age 65 and older, and nearly 10 million Americans have this eye disease. Since March is Age-related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month, lutein is gaining attention. Read more about Can Dark Green Leafy Vegetables Save Your Eyesight

ISU Extension Course for Those Interested in Producing Foods for Personal Use

March 2, 2011, 11:00 am | Andy Larson, Jennifer Bousselot, Willy Klein

Homegrown Lifestyle is for people living on a large lot or a small acreage with visions of producing food for their own use and practicing land stewardship, but aren't sure how or where to start. Read more about ISU Extension Course for Those Interested in Producing Foods for Personal Use

Baby Cut Carrots: Healthy or Harmful?

May 23, 2013, 11:14 am | Jody Gatewood, Christopher Lightfoot

Many people choose baby carrots as their snack. They are healthy, full of vitamins and are easy to eat and feed to children. But are they safe? Jody Gatewood, a nutrition specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, dispels the myths and explains the facts. Read more about Baby Cut Carrots: Healthy or Harmful?

ISU Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic Identifies Mushrooms, Not Safety

May 15, 2014, 3:00 pm | Laura Jesse Iles, Laura Sternweis

The Iowa State University Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic can help Iowans identify the mushrooms growing in their backyards and elsewhere, but cannot say whether they’re safe to eat. Multiple factors may contribute to wild fungi being potentially poisonous, most of which are beyond the control of the experts who identify the specimens brought into the clinic. Read more about ISU Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic Identifies Mushrooms, Not Safety

Yard and Garden: Harvest, Dry and Store Onions, Garlic and Shallots

July 23, 2014, 3:12 pm | Richard Jauron, Greg Wallace

Onions, garlic and shallots can add a lot to the home gardening experience. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips for harvesting, drying and storing these popular garden items. Read more about Yard and Garden: Harvest, Dry and Store Onions, Garlic and Shallots

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