Archive for May, 2011

Climate Change and Chasing Chile Peppers

Filed in Health Benefits by on May 15, 2011
Climate Change and Chasing Chile Peppers

On a pepper-harvesting excursion across North America, a chef and an ethnobotanist find that climate change is altering peppers and affecting the people who pick them. Host Bruce Gellerman talks with the duo, Chef Kurt Michael Friese and Professor Gary Paul Nabhan, about their book Chasing Chiles, and samples a few spicy fruits in the process.

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Hot Peppers vs Cancer

Filed in Health Benefits by on May 10, 2011
Hot Peppers vs Cancer

In recent years, the field of cancer research has shifted toward natural solutions for treatment and prevention because they have fewer dangerous side effects to the human body. With this is mind, the hypothesis of this experiment was that the level of “hotness,” or capsaicin level, of a hot pepper, would correlate to cancer cell killing activity.

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