Chemoprotection Center’s work on Moringa featured

The Chemoprotection Center was featured in an article about Moringa, in the Johns Hopkins Magazine (The Hub).  Their work on Moringa and the concept of “superfoods” are discussed.  Dr. Fahey is quoted as saying, “Those who could benefit most … Read More

Breast Cancer Fund-Raiser

Long-time Chemoprotection Center member Kristina Wade has set up a fund-raiser for her daughter’s field hockey team.  The team from Chesapeake High School in Pasadena, Maryland is seeking to raise funds for breast cancer research (all proceeds from their “… Read More

Musings of a Young Trainee: The Moringa Tea Project

Participating in the scientific process can be very interesting when living in rural Mexico. It takes a different form than one might think of – no white, fluorescent-light washed rooms with modern equipment whirring and buzzing. This science is raw … Read More

The Cullman Center Weighs in on Moringa Leaf Protein

Moringa oleifera is a fast-growing, drought-resistant tree cultivated across the lowland dry tropics worldwide for its nutritious leaves. Despite its nutritious reputation, there has been no systematic survey of the variation in leaf nutritional quality across M. oleifera grown worldwide, or of the other species of the genus. These findings identify clear priorities and limitations for improved moringa varieties with traits such as high protein, calcium, or ease of preparation.

Moringa health and economic benefits

Rachel Cernasky’s article looks at "superfood" fads and asks whether they can have benefits, especially to the people who live where they are being produced. Moringa, with its nutrient and nutraceutical profile, might be such a novel plant. And it’s possible that its sale to rich countries may provide a useful cash supplement to tropical communities where it is grown. Cernasky interviewed me for the article, and she reproduces my rule of thumb for the validity of a moringa product: the closer it is to real, fresh, unadulterated, unprocessed moringa leaves, the better.