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Explore How Research Impacts Your Life

Chia seeds
Alternative Grains

ARS researchers are evaluating ways to use gluten-free alternatives, like amaranth, in popular products like cookies.

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brown marmorated stink bug
Do Bugs Bug You?

Learn about insects and what we can do to keep them out of our homes.

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A baby being spoon fed
Can Baby Food Affect Your Adult Health?

What you eat at certain stages of life may determine your future health.

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ARS in Your Pizza

Great pizza needs great ingredients! Did you know that two of those were developed by ARS?

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What is Photosynthesis?

Learn about photosynthesis and how plants use it to feed the planet.

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Red apples growing on a tree
An Apple For Your Teacher and You

ARS maintains an experimental orchard in Geneva, NY, devoted to bringing you even better apples for the future.

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Purple grapes growing on a vine
Grape Expectations

ARS has bred "seedless" grape varieties with seeds so tiny that you can't even detect them.

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Cattle in a field
How Can an App Beef Up Cattle Production?

A team of ARS researchers is developing a web-based tool that will help cattle producers select the best bull for their herds.

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Invasion of the Air Potato!

Controlling one of the most aggressive invasive weeds in the southeastern United States.

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Really-Good-For-You Health Bars

ARS researchers helped formulate a tasty fruit-based bar with health-promoting ingredients.

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Imperfect Fruits and Veggies Get a Second Chance

Scientists are turning potentially wasted fruits and veggies into tasty, healthful products for you to enjoy.

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Prospecting for Non-Fossil Oil and Gas

A thermo-catalytic system may help farmers and ranchers convert farm and ranch leftovers and waste to sources of bioenergy.

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Peanuts in the shell
Hope for People With Peanut Allergy

ARS scientists have come up with a very promising for peanut allergy treatment.

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Corn growing in kura clover.
Living Mulch Improves Soil Health and Farmer’s Bottom Line

Scientists is working on a double-cropping system that may improve a farmer’s profit margin.

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Microbe Turns Bread Waste into Useful Compound

ARS scientists found a way to make a valuable compound from left over bread.

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Shelled and unshelled pecans.
Protecting Pecans with Friendly Fungi

Scientists at the ARS Fruit and Tree Nut Research Station have developed a new way to protect pecans from diseases.

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Honeybees feeding on microalgae
Microalgae is the Bee’s Knees

Microscopic algae could provide a strong, sustainably produced artificial diet for honeybees.

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Researchers are Close to Hooking Fatal Catfish Disease

ARS scientists are close to landing answers and potential remedies to the elusive disease, Aeromonas hydrophila.

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Growing Food in Space

ARS scientists are working with NASA to develop technologies to allow astronauts to grow fresh produce while in space.

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