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MCLEAN, Va., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Delicious and nutritious, shrimp reigns as one of the most popular seafood items throughout the year, particularly during the Lenten season, the 40-day period leading up to Easter when believers from around the world join to abstain from meat and other rich foods.
Asparagus extract may ease hangovers and protect the liver against toxins found in alcohol, researchers in South Korea said. Asparagus, a common vegetable used worldwide, long has been known for its antifungal, anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties. Building on that knowledge, researchers at the Institute of Medical Science and Jeju National University in South Korea analyzed the effects of young asparagus shoots and leaves on liver cells from humans and rats, lead researcher B.Y.
PHILADELPHIA, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Listen Up America! President Obama knows what he's doing when it comes to the economy, but he's a bit of a picky eater when it comes to his veggies. Unlike former President George W.
By Kellie B Gormly At Palomino, diners can get a shot of energy along with their fine food and cocktails, executive chef Brian Thurston says.
By Michael Mills, The Philadelphia Inquirer Jul. 4--Question: What you would suggest to keep the weeds/grass out of my asparagus bed? We have had the bed for a few years and would prefer something other than constant weeding.
U.S. scientists said soil on Mars appears to be alkaline enough to support plant life. Samuel P.
By JOHN JOHNSON JR By John Johnson Jr. Los Angeles Times The first chemistry results from Mars' northern plain reveal an environment more hospitable to life than some scientists had predicted, one that might allow future colonists to grow crops as familiar on Earth as asparagus and green beans.
The Scarlet Lily Beetle (Lilioceris lilii) is native to Europe but is now widely found in North America. Larvae damage cultivated lily and Fritillaria plants. Photo by Keith Edkins The beetle family Chrysomelidae, or leaf beetles is a family of over 35,000 species in more than 2,500 genera. Leaf beetles are recognizable by their tarsal formula and distinguished from long-horned beetles (family Cerambycidae) by their short, filiform antennae. Adult and larval leaf beetles feed on all...
PHOTO CAPTION: The common asparagus beetle Crioceris asparagi is an important pest of asparagus crops. Photo by Keith Edkins 2003 The Common Asparagus Beetle (Crioceris asparagi) is an chief pest of Asparagus crops both in Europe and in North America; asparagus is its only food plant. The adult beetles and the larvae strip the needle-like leaves off the asparagus fronds which deprives the plants of the ability to build food reserves for future years. They also damage the shoots, thereby...
The beetle family Chrysomelidae, or leaf beetles, is a family of over 35,000 species in more than 2,500 genera. Leaf beetles are recognizable by their tarsal formula and distinguished from long-horned beetles (family Cerambycidae) by their short, filiform antennae. Adult and larval leaf beetles feed on all sorts of plant tissue. Many are economically important pests of agriculture, for example the colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata), the asparagus beetle (Crioceris...
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