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Elementor #876

black currants

New research by Matthew David Cook, Stephen David Myers, Mandy Lucinda Gault, Victoria Charlotte Edwards and Mark Elisabeth Theodorus Willems, published in June 2017 in the European Journal of Applied Physiology journal, tested the effects of New Zealand Blackcurrant extract on speeding up fat and carbohydrate oxidation in human bodies.  Fat and carbohydrates are oxidized (broken down) and transformed into triglycerides and fatty acids, which are smaller molecules that can be more easily absorbed by … Read moreElementor #876

Talk About Obvious: Health Benefits of Physical Activity

It is talking about the obvious when we say that physical exercise is good for your health. But as statistics of obesity-related diseases and death grow all over the world, it makes you wonder if the message gets through to people, or the facts related to the health benefits of an active life are explained … Read moreTalk About Obvious: Health Benefits of Physical Activity

NZ Blackcurrant Plant Breeding Program

From Planting to Harvest: Geoff Langford, founder of Berryworld, talks about his New Zealand Blackcurrant breeding program at Plant & Food Research, in Lincoln (Canterbury).

Geoff and Jim have a chat about how new blackcurrant varieties naturally emerge through a process called “crossing” which leads to the growth and selection of the best New Zealand blackcurrant plants for the market.

Seedlings are carefully selected and grown in the nurseries at Plant & Food Research. They are later planted in the field and the best producers are later selected for breeding, and so on. This selection process, says Geoff, takes about 10 to 12 years for a new marketable blackcurrant variety to emerge!

The entire process, from plants to grow and start producing fruit, takes about 15 years. It all occurs naturally and all these amazing researchers do is select the best producing plants and also most resistant to diseases for the breeding program. GMO-free!

Excellent stuff!