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2015-04-13 08:29:06

LONDON, April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Food Safety Testing in US$ Million by the following Testing Types: Pathogens Testing, Pesticide Testing,

2015-03-18 23:05:11

Survey Examines Consumer Attitudes and Preferences About Food Safety, Shopping Options, Allergies and Diets; Four Out of Five Surveyed Wants Government to Do More San

2015-03-16 08:23:56

World Water Day poll also found that most Americans are pessimistic about solving global water crisis SEATTLE, March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- People in the western United States

2015-03-14 08:20:17

Program will Answer Questions Amidst GMO Corn and Cotton Fields on the Expo Floor and Convene Panel with Ben & Jerry's to Discuss Finding Common Ground on How Our Food is Grown AUSTIN, Texas,

2015-02-27 23:18:22

Transparency Market Research added new report "Agricultural Biotechnology Market For Transgenic Crops (Corn, Soybean, Cotton and Others), Synthetic Biology-Enabled Products and Tools - Global

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2015-02-16 12:07:29

A genetically modified apple that won’t turn brown after its been sliced has been approved by the US Department of Agriculture, reigniting the debate about the safety of GMO foods.

2015-02-03 23:08:40

With growing pollution, drought and population, safe and abundant drinking water should not be taken for granted says fresh water advocate and Bio-Logic Aqua® Research founder Sharon Kleyne

2015-01-23 23:05:02

Bio Logic Aqua Research founder and fresh water advocate Sharon Kleyne reacts to recent news on fresh water conservation, impoundment, recycling and rain making. (PRWEB)

2015-01-15 12:22:13

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- With most of the state gripped by a historic drought, the resulting signs and responses point to near desperation.

2015-01-09 23:03:50

Study finds that GMO labeling, such as that required by a recently proposed New Jersey bill, would help consumers make more fully informed purchasing decisions Montclair,


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Roundup Ready Soybean
2013-10-02 13:09:21

Roundup Ready Soybean, GTS 40-3-2, is a genetically engineered variety of glyphosate-resistant soybeans created by Monsanto. Glyphosate kills plants by obstructing the synthesis of the essential amino acids phenylaline, tyrosine, and tryptophan. These amino acids are referred to as “essential” due to the fact that animals cannot make them; only plants and micro-organisms can make them and animals acquire them by consuming plants. Plants and microorganisms make these amino acids with...

Desertification
2013-04-02 09:46:56

Desertification is a form of land degradation in which a comparatively dry land area becomes more and more arid, normally losing its bodies of water along with its wildlife and vegetation. This is a result of a variety of factors, such as climate change and human activities. Desertification is an important global, ecological, and environmental issue. There is substantial controversy over the proper definition of the term “desertification”. The most broadly accepted of these is that of...

Land Degradation
2013-04-02 09:20:15

Land degradation is a process in which the value of the biophysical environment is affected by one or more combination of human-induced processes acting on the land. It is also the gradual destruction or reduction of the quality and quantity of human activities, animal activities or natural means. It is viewed as any change or disturbance to the land perceived to be deleterious or unwanted. Natural hazards are not included in the causes; however, human activities can indirectly affect...

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2009-07-07 19:47:08

Today's soil contamination is a direct result of man-made chemicals or other changes in nature's soil environment. This contamination most commonly occurs from underground storage tanks bursting, use of pesticides, discarding oil and fuel illegally, leakage of dirty surface water, draining of wastes from landfalls and knowingly dumping industrial wastes into the soil. The most widespread chemicals found are petroleum hydrocarbons, solvents, common pesticides, lead and additional heavy metals....

Deforestation
2009-05-27 18:12:50

Deforestation is the act or process of removing trees from forested lands by cutting or burning. There are many reasons for deforestation. Logs are sold as a commodity and cleared lands can be used for pastures and human settlements. The damage caused by deforestation, however, can be great. If land is not somewhat reforested it can cause damage to habitats for wildlife and other plant life, affect the aridity of the region, and possibly encourage degradation into wasteland. Due to negligent...

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Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.