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2014-07-17 08:28:22

A STUDY PUBLISHED IN THE BRITISH JOURNAL OF NUTRITION IDENTIFIES THREE POTENTIAL PATHWAYS BY WHICH DRIED PLUMS MAY CONTRIBUTE TO BONE HEALTH SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifty-seven million Americans suffer from low bone density or osteoporosis, a disease which causes bones to become so weak and brittle that even a minor fall or other stresses may cause fractures.(1) A study published in the British Journal of Nutrition in July examined the mechanism of the...

2014-07-16 23:12:06

Gail Bowman, owner of Healthy Vitamins, discusses her favorite ways to add extra protein to family favorite recipes by adding Garden of Life's Raw Fit, Raw Meal or Raw Protein. (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 An article in the July 2014 Extraordinary Health Magazine stated, "Supplemental plant protein use is wildly popular these days. In fact, eating plants versus animal-sourced food, in general, has numerous health advantages and is becoming increasingly popular." "But not all...

2014-07-15 23:11:47

Create a striking look in the garden with mandevillas until fall’s first frost. Tokyo, Japan (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Suntory Flowers’ Sun Parasol mandevillas, the tropical vines with trumpet-shaped flowers, are easy to grow and ideal for a unique look. These bold flowers add high impact color to containers, patios and landscapes. Plus, the tubular flowers are also known to attract hummingbirds to the garden. Though these natural climbers are usually found growing along trellises, there...

2014-07-15 20:20:51

Coco Joy Kids to Launch at World Premiere of Disney's Planes: Fire & Rescue NEW YORK, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FAL Healthy Beverages, a FAL Group brand, today announces the launch of Coco Joy Kids, the naturally fruit-flavored pure coconut water for kids, containing no added sugar or preservatives. Coco Joy Kids will be at the world premiere of Disney's Planes: Fire & Rescue in Hollywood, CA on July 15, greeting fans and handing out movie tickets, hats and Coco Joy Kids...

2014-07-15 09:59:46

University of Oxford Early maize farmers selected for genes that improved the harvesting of sunlight, a new detailed study of how plants use 'doubles' of their genomes reveals. The findings could help current efforts to improve existing crop varieties. Oxford University researchers captured a 'genetic snapshot' of maize as it existed 10 million years ago when the plant made a double of its genome – a 'whole genome duplication' event. They then traced how maize evolved to use these...

Flower Development In 3D
2014-07-14 03:36:22

University of Vienna In close collaboration with Jürg Schönenberger and Yannick Städler from the Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research of the Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Vienna, 14 developmental stages of the flower of Arabidopsis thaliana from very early meristematic floral initiation to fully developed seeds were monitored with micro-computed tomography in 3D. From the same set of developmental stages a full metabolic profile using mass spectrometry was measured...

2014-07-13 23:02:03

Recently, BambooIndustry.com, a leading bamboo product manufacturer, has announced its new range of wide plank bamboo floorings. There are more than 2000 items in the new selection and they come in various specifications. (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 Recently, BambooIndustry.com, a leading bamboo product manufacturer, has announced its new range of wide plank bamboo floorings. There are more than 2000 items in the new selection and they come in various specifications. The company’s marketing...

2014-07-13 23:01:56

Recently, BambooIndustry.com, a famous bamboo product manufacturer in the market, has released its new bamboo lumbers. Additionally, it has announced a new special offer for its high quality products. (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 Recently, BambooIndustry.com, a famous bamboo product manufacturer in the market, has released its new bamboo lumbers. Additionally, it has announced a new special offer for its high quality products. At the moment, all the company’s elegant bamboo lumbers are offered...

2014-07-11 23:02:06

The growing demand for agricultural products, with increasing population and decreasing land availability, is driving the global demand for bio-stimulants for turf & ornamentals and fruits & vegetables. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/reports/bio-stimulants-in-turf-and-ornamentals-8084979273.html (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 Biostimulants are widely applied in turf and ornamentals. They enhance root growth in turf and ornamentals. These also help turf and ornamentals in absorption of...

2014-07-10 23:07:40

DMG Productions explores the latest innovations in crop production. Woodland, CA (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Ag Seeds announced today they will be featured in an upcoming episode of American Farmer, airing fourth quarter on RFD-TV. American Farmer will explore Ag Seeds, founded in 1975, whose mission is to identify and sell genetics that are adapted to the changing needs of California Agriculture and that contribute to the sustainable production of safe and nutritious food. American Farmer will...


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Western White Pine, Pinus monticola
2014-07-15 13:59:55

Western white pine (Pinus monticola) grows in the mountains of the western United States and Canada growing in the Rocky Mountains, The Sierra Nevada, the Cascade Range, as well as growing along the Coast. The pine is also known as silver pine or Idaho pine as it is that states tree. The Western White pine grows at different elevations depending on its region. In Canada it is found growing from sea level up to 3,940 feet and in Washington state it grows up to 6,070 feet above sea level. In...

Smooth-bark Mexican Pine, Pinus pseudostrobus
2014-07-15 13:42:04

Smooth-bark Mexican pine (Pinus pseudostrobus) grows near Northern El Salvador, the highlands in Guatemala, and West Honduras and central Mexico. This tree has also been introduced to New Zealand. Fifteen mature Mexican pines can be found in the Palo Verde County Park located in Imperial County, CA. This tree grows from heights of 65.6 feet to 131.2 feet and occasionally may reach 147.6 feet. It can be found growing from 4265 feet in elevation to 10,660 feet; although, this tree has done...

Montezuma Pine, Pinus montezumae
2014-07-15 13:27:17

Montezuma pine (Pinus montezumae) is native to Mexico and Central America and grows in the mountain ranges. This tree is known as ocote by the locals of Mexico. This tree has been planted successfully at mid altitudes in South Africa and Queensland, Australia, and at high altitudes in Kenya, Malawi, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Bolivia. Trees planted in New Zealand and New South Wales, Australia have done well at sea level. The Montezuma pine grows at 6,562-10,500 feet above sea level where...

Macedonian Pine, Pinus peuce
2014-07-15 13:08:24

Macedonian Pine (Pinus peuce) is native to Macedonia, Bulgaria, Albania, Montenegro, Kosovo, southwest Serbia, as well as the extreme north of Greece. This pine has been neutralized and grows in Eastern Finland. This pine grows best at altitudes between 3,281feet and 7,218 feet with a few growing as low as 1,969 feet and as high as 7,546 feet. This pine tolerates shade as well as extreme cold, and grows in rocky soils that are acidic and poor in nutrients. This tree grows to heights...

Japanese White Pine, Pinus parviflora
2014-07-15 12:15:14

Japanese White Pine (Pinus parviflora) is native to Japan and found growing in Kokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, Shikaku; and South Korea, and Utsurio-To. The Japanese call it the Japanese five-needle pine. The Japanese White Pine grows from sea level up to 8,202 feet, but grows best between 3,281 feet and 4,921 feet. Dwarfism sets in when the trees grow above sub-alpine levels. This pine grows on steep, rocky slopes and prefers well-drained soils and full sun although it does not like intense...

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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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