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2014-07-02 23:00:46

While health food, soft drink and consumer product companies are riding the wave of the coconut water and all-things-coconut trend, researchers such as Sporometrics’ Dr. Yaima Arocha-Rosete are working hard in the lab and field to combat disease in coconut trees. Sporometrics' is proud to announce that Dr. Arocha-Rosete is among the team of researchers to first report the molecular identification of the phyotoplasma (a bacteria-like organism) associated with a lethal disease in...

2013-06-05 11:48:20

Products derived from coconuts and oil palm trees are the primary protein sources in swine diets in parts of Africa, southeast Asia, South America, and Europe. New research from the University of Illinois is helping to establish the nutritional value of these products. "In many countries in the world, and particularly in the tropics, copra and palm kernel products are the main protein sources for livestock. You also see palm kernel products and copra products fed throughout Latin America...

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2011-06-27 09:25:00

Written in coconut DNA are two origins of cultivation, several ancient trade routes, and the history of the colonization of the Americas By Diana Lutz, Washington University in St. Louis The coconut (the fruit of the palm Cocos nucifera) is the Swiss Army knife of the plant kingdom; in one neat package it provides a high-calorie food, potable water, fiber that can be spun into rope, and a hard shell that can be turned into charcoal. What's more, until it is needed for some other purpose it...

2006-05-08 07:05:00

By Michelle Nichols HONIARA, Solomon Islands (Reuters) - Palm trees conjure an enduring image of the South Pacific, providing shade on a white sandy beach as the water gently laps the shore and coconuts for cocktails garnished with small brightly colored paper umbrellas. But many impoverished Pacific island nations are also looking to coconuts to combat soaring world oil prices and cut severe balance of payment deficits by using coconut oil to make biofuel. Electricity companies in Vanuatu,...


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