According to a related study, consumers are trending toward gathering information about food from farmers, family, nutritionists, and healthcare workers and relying less on information from major food suppliers.
Texas AgriLife researchers are stepping up their game when it comes to fresh fruit, produce and vegetables grown in Texas, with an emphasis on how to get back to the days when homegrown food tasted better.
Higher produce prices are a trending result of heavy El Niño-driven rains, but the long range benefit could be improved water conditions in areas that have long suffered from recent or continuing drought.
According to researchers, plants use only a portion of nitrogen offered by most commercial fertilizers. The greater part of that synthetic nitrogen is left in the ground, filters into ground or surface water or is distributed into the air