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2010-02-08 09:00:00

SHENZHEN, China, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Uni Core Holdings Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: UCHC), an experienced "company doctor" and aggressive "incubator" of mid- to large-size companies in China, is pleased to announce that Shaanxi Prosperous Agriculture Limited Company ("Prosperous Agriculture"), an enterprise being incubated by UCHC, has reached a partnership with Henan ZhongNongTianShun Ecological Industry Co., Ltd. ("ZhongNongTianShun Ecological Industry Co., Ltd.") to form an...

2009-11-03 14:20:00

While predicting highly variable impacts on agriculture by 2050, experts show that with adequate investment the region can still achieve food security for all As African leaders prepare to present an ambitious proposal to industrialized countries for coping with climate change in the part of the world that is most vulnerable to its impacts, a new study points to where and how some of this money should be spent. Published in the peer-reviewed journal Agricultural Systems, the study projects...

2009-10-20 18:39:14

A recent study examines the ways that public officials obtain information about debatable scientific issues, including agricultural biotechnology Communication between the public and government is a necessary component of public trust. For many modern issues, constituents trust that their legislators understand the science behind these topics and pass legislation for the betterment of society. While science has its uncertainties, much of that public trust is subsequently transferred to the...

2009-10-13 13:58:47

A group of scientists uncover the nitrogen dynamics of a common urban landscape. Areas of turf-forming species created and maintained by humans for aesthetic and recreational (not grazing) purposes, i.e. "urban grasslands" are an extremely common, but poorly studied ecosystem type. There are over 150,000 km2of urban grasslands in the U.S. and many receive high rates of fertilizer, creating concerns about nutrient runoff to streams, lakes, and estuaries and emissions of greenhouse gases such...

2009-09-30 09:32:49

Soybeans contain compounds that could prevent heart disease and cancer. Soybeans contain high levels of several health-beneficial compounds including tocopherols, which have antioxidant properties. These molecules can be used in the development of functional foods, which have specific health-beneficial properties and can be used in the treatment or prevention of diseases. Tocopherols exist in four forms (ÃŽ±, ÃŽ², ÃŽ³, and...

2009-08-04 11:12:58

Boosting agricultural research in the developing world is the key to ensuring food security for the world's poorest, says Adel el-Beltagy, Chair of the Global Form on Agricultural Research (GFAR), writing in the latest issue of the TWAS Newsletter, published last week.With nearly a billion people suffering from chronic hunger, global food security remains a major concern, despite being a key goal of the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Extreme weather events due to climate change and...

2009-06-26 17:11:08

Food and energy demand will soar in the coming years because of population growth, says a U.S. report that urges more investment in global agriculture. The report, by Deutsche Bank and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, says the population growth will sharply increase demand for food, fiber and fuel. We are at a crossroads in terms of our investments in agriculture and what we will need to do to feed the world's population by 2050, wrote...

2009-06-25 14:38:58

 With the caloric needs of the planet expected to soar by 50 percent in the next 40 years, planning and investment in global agriculture will become critically important, according a new report released today (June 25).The report, produced by Deutsche Bank, one of the world's leading global investment banks, in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, provides a framework for investing in sustainable agriculture against a...

2008-11-14 12:00:11

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/009d17/agriculture_glob) has announced the addition of the "Agriculture - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering. The global outlook series on Agriculture provides a collection of statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings. The report offers a bird's eye view of this critical industry that sustains human life. Discussions in the report take note of burning issues...

2008-08-19 03:00:25

By Anderson-Wilk, Mark Cover crops can provide a multitude of environmental benefits, including reducing soil erosion, minimizing nitrogen leaching, and increasing soil carbon storage (Deigado et al. 2007; Singer et al. 2007; Hargrove 1991). Cover crops also have the potential to suppress weeds, control pests, and create new sources of income for farmers (Clark 2007). However, cover cropping is not widely practiced (Singer et al. 2007). So why aren't more farmers using cover crops? The key...


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  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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