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2015-04-22 23:08:32

The keys to stable water supply are conservation, management, technology and recycling says Bio-Logic Aqua® Research founder and Sharon Kleyne Hour® Power of Water® radio host on

2015-04-22 16:32:04

LOS ANGELES, April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The FDA's declaration on March 20(th) that the genetically engineered non-browning apple and potato "are as safe and nutritious as their

2015-04-22 16:23:46

WASHINGTON, April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Presidential Medal of Freedom award recipient and cofounder of the National Farm Workers Association Dolores Huerta will discuss Genetically

2015-04-20 23:08:35

Bio-Logic Aqua® Research founder talks about the California drought on April 20, 2015 radio show. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) April 20, 2015 The fresh

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.


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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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gazingstock
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.
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