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2012-01-09 11:24:21

An article in the forthcoming issue of the Journal of Integrated Pest Management (JIPM) refutes claims by Greenpeace Germany that the western bean cutworm (WBC), Striacosta albicosta (Smith), is "a new plant pest" that was "caused by genetically engineered corn." The Greenpeace Germany report, which was written by author Christoph Then of Testbiotech, offers a "surprisingly simplistic conclusion" regarding the spread of western bean cutworm over the last decade, according to the JIPM authors....

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2011-07-14 06:00:00

The environmental group Greenpeace reported this week that eight samples of wastewater discharged from two factories in the Yangtze and Pearl River deltas in China, contained "a cocktail of hazardous chemicals". The factories supply materials that make up major clothing brands such as Nike and Adidas, reports the AFP news agency. Hormonal problems down river from these factories are being linked to the waste that is dumped into these important water sources. The Yangtze, China's longest...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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