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2011-06-22 00:00:34

Forms Alliance To Benefit Hometown Community San Diego, CA (PRWEB) June 21, 2011 CrispRoot, jumping into its new hometown’s community life, announces today it is partnering with Parent Connection to serve families in San Diego and the surrounding vicinity through collaborative efforts, event sponsorships, and donations of its CrispRoot cassava chips. In addition to sponsoring the Parent Connection’s May 1 Spring Fantasy Luncheon held at Rancho Bernardo Inn, CrispRoot™...

2011-04-07 14:08:59

Crop specialists in Central America announced today that a major rescue effort is underway in one of the heartlands of ancient agriculture to regenerate thousands of unique varieties of coffee, tomatoes, chili peppers, beans and other major crops through a partnership between the Global Crop Diversity Trust and 19 Latin American genebanks.

2010-10-04 22:54:01

The roots of cassava (Manihot esculenta) serve as the primary source of carbohydrates in the diets of people in many arid regions of the world, including more than 250 million people in sub-Saharan Africa.

2010-09-16 17:03:51

World yam collection in Nigeria provides ultimate rescue for African yam diversity in an initiative to conserve critical crop collections backed by the Global Crop Diversity Trust.

2010-07-16 13:49:14

Biological control of a South American insect invader expected to protect the incomes of millions of cassava farmers across Southeast Asia.

2010-06-07 13:59:52

Study argues for greater monitoring and management of pathogens that threaten crops in Sub-Saharan Africa.

2009-12-08 12:42:00

NEW YORK, Dec.

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2009-11-09 15:34:07

A team of academic, government and industry researchers has completed a first draft of the cassava (Manihot esculenta) genome.

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2009-08-22 13:55:00

Columbian scientists have revved up a car that runs on yucca-derived ethanol, which is sparking hopes that the Latin American staple will be transformed into an abundant fuel.


Word of the Day
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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