Farming has existed for nearly as long as we have. Agriculture was developed at least 10,000 years ago, and it has undergone significant developments since the time of the earliest cultivation. Evidence indicates that the earliest harvesting of plants occurred in the Fertile Crescent of the Middle East. Independent development of agriculture occurred in northern and southern China, Africa's Sahel, New Guinea and several regions of the Americas.

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After reading the Slate piece on American swimmer Jessica Hardy (found here) and her positive test for clenbuterol, I felt compelled to comment.

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One of the challenges a parent faces every day is providing their kids with healthy foods to eat. And, in this day and age of processed food, it takes more than the offering of a balanced diet to raise a physically healthy child. Modern food processing and farming practices can strip out nutrients, leaving kids vulnerable to nutritional deficiencies.

That said, a growing number of health professionals and parents are turning to dietary supplements to fill in the nutritional gaps. Quality supplements, in addition to a healthy diet, is an unbeatable combination for kids to get the nutrition they need to build strong bodies and prevent illness.

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