Long considered a weed in North America, Camelina sativa is increasingly valued as an oilseed crop. Researchers at the University of Illinois are now studying its nutritional value when used as part of weanling pigs’ diets.
As farmers and cattle ranchers, Val and Mark Wagner never expected to know the intricacies of a vegan diet. “It’s a little hard to stomach when you’re a livestock producer and you’re raising a kid who might never be able to eat meat,” said Mark Wagner, who lives on a farm outside of Monango, N.D., with his wife, Val, and four sons.
During the winter, we stay indoors more often. Germs get passed from person to person, and most people catch at least one cold per year.
School-age children in the United States miss 189 million school days because of colds, and parents miss 126 million work days caring for them, according to a University of Michigan study. That adds up to billions of dollars in lost work and medical care.
, December 24, 2008
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