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2014-07-30 12:28:05

Potatoes to be infused ingredient in World Recipe Championship at November Event NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Food Championships announced today that the United States Potato Board (USPB) has officially signed on as a partner for the 2014 competition, which will be held in Downtown Las Vegas, November 12-18. Competitors in the World Recipe Championship event will be required to incorporate potatoes, America's favorite side dish vegetable, into their...

2014-07-29 23:16:41

Royal Flush Havanese shares with readers the downsides to breeding and owning these canines. Charlestown, RI (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 In recent years, the fad of owning designer dog breeds– otherwise known as crossbreed mutts– has become increasingly popular. The Havanese itself has been crossbred with other breeds, producing dogs such as the Hacachon, the Havashire, and the Havanese Shih Tzu. The primary reason designer dogs have become popular is due to the myth that by crossbreeding...

2014-07-29 23:15:46

Turf Feeding Systems – Korea is a new partnership aimed to promote Sustainable Golf, Sports Fields and Agriculture. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 Korea is a key country in Asia with its stable growing economy, over 450 golf courses, hundreds of soccer fields and strong agriculture. Michael Chaplinsky, the president of Turf Feeding Systems, just completed his third trip to Korea within the last six weeks. Chaplinsky has busy working with his new business partner John Heo, the...

2014-07-29 23:03:46

The Latin American poultry feed and feed additive market report defines and segments the market with analysis and forecast of revenue. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/latin-america-poultry-feed-2230161347.html. (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 The Latin American poultry feed and feed additive market report defines and segments the market with analysis and forecast of revenue. The poultry feed and feed additive market in Latin America is estimated to grow from $25,273.3 million and $647.2...

2014-07-29 23:03:34

Environmental regulations and the growing need for water treatment are the major drivers of the global biocides market. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/north-america-biocides-3083716347.html (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 Biocides are chemical substances, which are able to kill unwanted organisms and control bacteria or fungi growth and to prevent degradation of the physical and sensorial properties of polymers, within the material and its surface. It is used in various applications such...

2014-07-29 16:29:41

Concerns rising about dangerous chemicals being used to ward off disease WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As concerns rise over the heavy spraying of unhealthy chemicals in many of the most productive citrus regions of the country to fight off a deadly citrus disease, staff members from more than a dozen congressional offices gathered for a briefing on Tuesday to hear from the organic industry on its efforts to find safe approved organic ways to ward off the...

2014-07-29 16:29:28

WINNIPEG, July 29, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) is providing notice to grain producers and industry stakeholders that the variety registration for Sceptre, a Canada Western Amber Durum variety, will be cancelled effective October 24, 2014 by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Sceptre will remain on the Canadian Grain Commission's variety designation list and will be eligible for all grades of amber durum until August 1, 2015. Furthermore, the variety...

2014-07-28 23:05:02

Mediaplanet partners with TEALUX to introduce consumers to the benefits of an organic lifestyle, and of choosing to enjoy organic tea. New York (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 Mediaplanet announced distribution of its third cross-platform edition of “Organic Living” on March 12th, a campaign that aims to raise awareness about the benefits of an organic lifestyle. In partnership with industry leader TEALUX, a premium loose leaf tea shop offering over 100 Certified Organic teas, the campaign...

2014-07-28 16:25:21

LONDON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global non-GMO Food Market 2014-2018 https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2225722/Global-non-GMO-Food-Market-2014-2018.html About GMO GMO stands for genetically modified organism, in this the scientist conducts genetic modification of food plants. Scientists remove one or more genes from the DNA of an organism, such as a bacterium, virus, or animal, and recombine them into the DNA of the...

2014-07-28 13:00:25

NCAR/UCAR The world faces a small but substantially increased risk over the next two decades of a major slowdown in the growth of global crop yields because of climate change, new research finds. The authors, from Stanford University and the National Center for Atmospheric Research, say the odds of a major production slowdown of wheat and corn, even with a warming climate, are not very high. But the risk is about 20 times more significant than it would be without global warming, and it...


Latest Agriculture Reference Libraries

Cumberland Pig
2014-08-15 11:16:52

The Cumberland pig is a breed of domestic pig that was developed in Northern areas of England. It was once used for the meat industry, specifically for use in local delicacies like Cumberland ham or sausage, but it went extinct in 1960 after leaner meat became popular. It is thought that the breed was developed the course of a few hundred years in Westmorland and Cumberland. It was a close relative of the Old Yorkshire pig and had a heavy build that helped it withstand the harsh weather in...

Göttingen Minipig
2014-08-13 12:00:03

The Göttingen minipig, also known as the Göttinger, is a domestic breed of miniature pig that was developed in Europe for the purpose of biomedical research. Using pigs in medical research has been popular for centuries, as they show many similarities to the human anatomy. This breed of pig was developed by crossing the Vietnamese potbelly pig with the Minnesota minipig and was later crossed with the German landrace breed to give it a pink or white skin color. It was made available to...

Iberian Pig
2014-08-13 11:40:37

The Iberian pig, also known as the black Iberian pig, is a breed of domestic pig that originated on the Iberian Peninsula in areas including Spain and Portugal. It is thought that this breed can be traced back to the Neolithic era, when animal domestication first began, but the most accepted theory pertaining to the origin of this breed states that domesticated pigs were brought over by the Phoenicians and allowed to breed with wild boars, producing what is thought to be the ancestors of the...

Tennessee Walking Horse
2014-08-12 13:49:36

The Tennessee walking horse, also known as the Tennessee walker, is a breed of gaited horse that was developed in the state of Tennessee in America. It was developed in 1790, when Canadian pacers and Narragansett Pacers were crossbred with American mustangs. The resulting horse was one with a smooth gait that was able to perform variety of tasks. Later, other breeds were introduced into the bloodline including Morgan horses, Thoroughbred horses, and American saddlebred horses. The foundation...

Suffolk Punch
2014-08-12 13:40:03

The Suffolk punch is a breed of draught horse that was developed in England to be used for farm work. The breed was first mentioned in writing in William Camden’s Britannia, which was published in 1586, and was noted as having a highly similar appearance to the modern Suffolk punch. Studies have shown that the breed is related to Fell and Dales ponies, as well as the Haflinger and it has remained relatively pure throughout its history due to the lack of need to change it. Throughout its...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.