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Control Annoying Pests With A Scoop Of Grapefruit
2013-09-11 15:10:26

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Grapefruit may be the key in a new battle against mosquitoes, ticks, head lice and bedbugs, according to research presented at the 246th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society. Scientists say the citrus flavor and aroma of grapefruit may find a new use in battling the pests due to less expensive ways of making the ingredient, nootkatone. This ingredient previously had to be harvested from tons of grapefruit,...

Edible Coatings for fruits and vegetables
2013-09-11 09:25:59

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Advances in food technology responsible for bringing ready-to-eat fresh-cup apple slices into school cafeterias, grocery stores and fast-food restaurants could soon expand to include other types of fruits and vegetables. Speaking at the 246th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), Dr. Attila E. Pavlath of the USDA’s Western Regional Research Center in California discussed how edible coatings...

2013-08-08 23:27:15

The face needs a light exfoliation to shed dead and old cells as well as toxins and encourage new cells and collagen. The light and refreshing Citrus Scrub delights the senses and the skin, introduced by Sublime Beauty®. St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) August 08, 2013 Delight the skin, feel invigorated and exfoliate gently to encourage young and fresh skin with the new Fresh Citrus Scrub from Sublime Beauty®. "This is our most popular cleanser," says Kathy Heshelow, founder...

2013-07-08 23:04:10

Skin should feel clean, fresh and invigorated after cleansing but not left dry. Sublime Beauty® introduces its Fresh Citrus Scrub, a gentle exfoliating cleanser that leaves skin feeling refreshed and nourished. St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) July 08, 2013 A refreshing cleanser - that is what many men and women want. A cleanser should do its job of cleaning and gently exfoliating skin but should not be harsh and should in fact nourish skin. Sublime Beauty's new Fresh Citrus Scrub fits...

2013-07-02 23:16:59

Save Our Citrus Campaign Focuses on Greening Disease (HLB) Prevention Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 Today the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) launched a new effort in Louisiana to raise awareness about the threat of citrus greening disease, also known as Huanglongbing (HLB). Residents are urged “Don’t Go Green!” because “Louisiana Citrus is at Risk.” In 2012, Louisiana produced $5.2 million in citrus crops, including satsumas, lemons, navel and Louisiana...

2013-07-02 23:16:57

Save Our Citrus Campaign Focuses on Greening Disease (HLB) Prevention Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 Today the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) launched a new effort in Arizona to raise awareness about the threat of citrus greening disease, also known as Huanglongbing (HLB). Arizonans are urged “Don’t Go Green!” because “Arizona Citrus is at Risk.” Arizona produces 38,000 tons of citrus at a value of more than $15 million and accounts for thousands of...

2013-07-02 23:16:54

Save Our Citrus Campaign Focuses on Greening Disease (HLB) Prevention Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 Today the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) launched a new effort in Florida to raise awareness about the threat of citrus greening disease, also known as Huanglongbing (HLB). Residents are cautioned “Our Citrus is Going Green!” and encouraged to “Help Save Our Citrus.” Florida produces 70 percent of the United States’ supply of citrus. The Florida citrus...

2013-07-02 23:04:33

Save Our Citrus Campaign Focuses on Greening Disease (HLB) Prevention Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 Today the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) launched a new effort in Texas to raise awareness about the threat of citrus greening disease, also known as Huanglongbing (HLB). Residents are urged “Don’t Go Green!” because “Texas Citrus is at Risk.” The Texas citrus industry supports almost 6,000 jobs and has an economic impact of $189 million annually. Citrus...

2013-07-02 23:04:08

Keep the lemonade flowing this Fourth of July – Save Our Citrus raises awareness of citrus greening Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages Californians to make this Fourth of July a celebration of citrus—while also raising awareness of the serious threat citrus greening disease, also known as Huanglongbing (HLB) poses to citrus. From the lemons we use to make lemonade to the limes we make key lime pie with, citrus is at the center of...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • 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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