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2009-02-17 14:00:00

Study shows roots can regenerate in microgravity Because of the distinct lack of grocery stores in outer space, scientists are looking for ways to provide food for long-term space missions. Desmond G. Mortley and colleagues from the Center for Food and Environmental Systems for Human Exploration of Space, G.W. Carver Agricultural Experiment Station, and the Kennedy Space Center undertook a study on microgravity's effects on sweet potato. The study findings were published in the Journal of...

2009-02-16 00:54:19

About 15 percent of U.S. adults say they have stopped eating all foods containing peanuts, a survey indicates. The survey, conducted by the Harvard Opinion Research Program at the Harvard School of Public Health, finds 93 percent of Americans have heard or read about the recent ongoing recall of peanut products. Among those who are aware of the recall, 61 percent say they have taken one or more precautions to reduce their risk of getting sick from contaminated peanut products. About 1-in-4...

2009-02-12 09:29:07

More dog biscuits have been recalled as the list of U.S. peanut products possibly contaminated by salmonella bacteria grows larger. American Nutrition Inc. of Ogden, Utah, said it was voluntarily recalling various brands of baked dog treats containing peanut butter supplied by the Peanut Corp. of America. PCA has been accused by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration of knowingly distributing tainted peanuts, peanut butter and peanut paste to manufacturers of dog treats, candy, baked goods,...

2009-02-09 09:34:51

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the ever-expanding recall involving possibly contaminated peanut products expanded yet again during the weekend. The Peanut Corp. of American, which operated the Georgia plant where the contamination occurred, said some jars and cans of its peanuts manufactured during 2007 might be contaminated. That list includes roasted, unsalted, honey roasted, ballpark style and Robinson Crusoe Virginia style peanuts sold under the Casey's, Parnell's Pride,...

2009-02-05 09:24:11

The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency has joined scores of U.S. and Canadian companies recalling possibly tainted peanut butter products. FEMA officials said packages of peanut butter distributed in emergency commercial meals kits as part of the recent disaster relief effort in Kentucky and Arkansas might contain peanut butter manufactured by the Peanut Corp. of America. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it determined the contaminated peanut products were produced by a PCA...

2009-02-04 09:41:40

More U.S. companies are announcing peanut-related product recalls in the midst of a nationwide Salmonella outbreak. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the contamination occurred at a Peanut Corp. of American plant in Georgia, which produced peanuts, peanut butter and peanut paste for numerous manufacturers of candies, cookies, pet snacks, cereals and other products. Major brands of peanut butter sold in jars are not included in the recalls. The latest recalls included: --The Walgreen...

2009-02-02 08:45:03

Hundreds of peanut products are being recalled as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration conducts a criminal investigation into a major Salmonella outbreak. The FDA announced Friday it is involved in a criminal investigation of the Peanut Corp. of America for producing bacterial contaminated peanuts, peanut butter and peanut paste at its Blakely, Ga., facility. Among the numerous recent recalls: --The Walgreen Co.: Chocolate candy containing peanuts, including Walgreens-brand bridge mix,...

2009-01-19 14:50:03

Vermont-based ice cream maker Ben & Jerry's has unveiled its latest flavor, Yes Pecan, which recalls President-elect Barack Obama's campaign mantra. Yes Pecan, a variation of Obama's famous slogan, Yes we can, is described by the company as an inspirational blend that includes amber waves of buttery ice cream with roasted non-partisan pecans, Ben & Jerry's announced Monday. The company said proceeds from the flavor in Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shops during the month of January will go...

2009-01-01 14:39:23

Residents of Mobile, Ala., received a special New Year's treat as a giant electronic Moon Pie was raised over the city to announce the start of 2009. Some city officials said they hope the giant Moon Pie will become an iconic New Year's tradition akin to the crystal ball that falls on New York's Times Square, The (Mobile) Press-Register reported Thursday. It just makes Mobile more unique, resident John Holcomb, 21, said as the Moon Pie was hoisted by a crane across the Mobile River from...

2008-12-31 18:53:57

Australian wildlife officials said an American alligator found at a campsite in Pambula was likely a former pet. The National Parks and Wildlife Service said the 5-foot-long alligator, which was caught by vacationing snake handler Hans Rasker, was likely an exotic pet that either escaped or was released into the wild, the Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported Wednesday. Senior ranger Robin Kesby said releasing exotic animals into the wild is illegal. The animal was taken into care by wires...


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2009-03-27 18:08:12

Callinectes sapidus, or more familiarly known as the Blue Crab, is a crustacean inhabiting the waters of the western Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. Maryland advertises the species as its State Crustacean and consequently, it is the subject of an extensive fishery there. The Blue Crab is particularly aggressive and complicated to handle safely. It is hostile and known to react at any movement they determine a threat. The western edge of the Atlantic Ocean from Nova Scotia to...

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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'