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Doctor’s Orders: For Better Health, Put Your Hands in the Dirt

Source: takepart.com

By: Sarah McColl

Eat more fruits and vegetables,” says every doctor everywhere—the kind of vague advice easily forgotten when passing apples on the way to the end-of-season ice cream sandwiches on sale at the store. So a clinic in Virginia has decided to get specific. Health care providers tear a page from a prescription pad, then walk with their patients out the back door and into what they say is the best kind of produce aisle and pharmacy: the garden row.

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Gaza farmers fear tending their crops (Video)

info-pictogram1 Palestinians on the strip are struggling to feed themselves. With severe restrictions on imports to the territory many turn to what little land there is to grow crops. But as Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford reports farmers are risking their lives to feed their families.