Science in Your Shopping Cart
Each year, ARS scientists develop new varieties of fruits, vegetables, and other products that provide consumers with improved convenience, longer shelf life, better nutrition, new flavors, and sometimes even a whole new idea that no one has brought to consumers before.
Check out our new "Science in Your Shopping Cart" factsheets to learn which ARS research products may be sitting in your shopping cart!
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ARS Unlocks Nature's Secrets to Pest Control
These findings could be what's needed to enjoy the outdoors by using natural compounds to control pests without harmful chemicals.Learn more
Cheers to Those Who Keep Suds on Tap
ARS researchers play a role in enhancing the quality of the hops and barley needed to produce beer.Learn more
Deep-Dive into the Catfish Genome
Over the past decade, ARS scientists have collaborated with U.S. catfish farmers to create new, improved catfish lines.Learn more
New ARS Strawberry is a "Keepsake"
Did you know that ARS once saved the strawberry industry?Learn more
New Cotton Gauze Stops Bleeding Fast
ARS researchers in New Orleans are behind a new blood-clotting gauze that can help save lives!Learn more
To Live the Sweet Life, Live with Sucromalt
ARS may have a pretty sweet deal for diabetics and others looking to curb their sugar intake.Learn more
A New Contender in the Peanut Industry
A new Virginia-type peanut contains high amounts of oleic fatty acids, which can promote cardiovascular health.Learn more
Flour Power: Alternative Flours
ARS researchers are exploring the health benefits of flour made from wine grape seeds.Learn more
Wrap It Up with Edible Films
ARS partnered with NewGem Foods to reinvent wraps by making edible films out of unmarketable fruits and vegetables.Learn more
The First True Red Spinach
This new variety of spinach has about a 50 percent higher level of phytonutrients!Learn more
Breakfast Cereal Made with ARS Wheat
The main ingredient in this breakfast cereal is a new white spring wheat developed by ARS scientists.Learn more
Cool Tech Tools For Consumers
What nutrients are in your food? Which plants will thrive in your area? Find out the answers and more with these cool tech tools.Learn more
These Peaches Are A “Joy” To Eat
Things are just peachy at the ARS Fruit and Tree Nut Research Unit after releasing three new peaches.Learn more