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cocoa primates
2015-03-31 17:12:49

After reading this, you might just find that the next bite of your favorite chocolate leaves a bitter taste. The world’s craving for chocolate is killing monkeys, apes, and chimpanzees. Illegal cocoa farms are threatening Ivory Coast primates on an unprecedented scale. In 13 of 23 recently surveyed protected areas, every single primate has been wiped out.

2015-03-31 16:29:03

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In the $28 billion U.S. pet food market, mergers and acquisitions have dominated the headlines in recent years.

2015-03-31 16:28:51

MISSION, Kan., March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) Busy weeknights call for meals you can prepare quickly, but there's no need to compromise on flavor and quality. Photo

2015-03-31 12:37:42

Consumers can look forward to a month of great ideas for soy-based meals and snacks WASHINGTON, March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Whether you're a flexitarian, someone who goes meatless

2015-03-31 12:35:01

Revolutionary research reveals a change in diet can potentially reverse harmful effects of fructose in just a matter of days VALLEJO, Calif., March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The potentially

2015-03-31 12:30:52

Brand Returns to TV Advertising with "Sorry I Was Eating a MILKY WAY" Video Campaign HACKETTSTOWN, N.J., March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Tattoo artists, lumberjacks and ship captains

2015-03-31 08:38:12

BRUSSELS, March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists Reinforce Health Benefits of Human-Animal Interaction, Particularly

2015-03-31 08:37:33

LANSING, Mich., March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Neogen has developed a rapid test that can simultaneously detect the presence of six tree nuts in a single test in just 10 minutes after extraction.

2015-03-31 08:33:20

From Hot Dogs to Gluten Free Burritos, Aramark's MLB Menus Offer Something for Everyone PHILADELPHIA, March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- When the first pitch is thrown on Opening Day, hungry baseball

2015-03-31 00:23:36

-- Supported by Four Global Leading Associations from China, America, Thailand, and New Zealand SHANGHAI, March 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2015, along with the concurrently-held


Latest Food and drink Reference Libraries

Lacaune
2014-10-14 11:06:32

The Lacaune is a breed of domestic sheep that originated from the Lacaune region near southern France, from which it was named. Although it is now used for milk production, it once only produced 18.4 gallons during the human milking period each year. The French government established a strict selective breeding program that included rigorous breeding and meticulous record keeping, as well as increased knowledge about the care of the breed and cooperation of farmers across the area. This...

Iberian Pig
2014-08-13 11:40:37

The Iberian pig, also known as the black Iberian pig, is a breed of domestic pig that originated on the Iberian Peninsula in areas including Spain and Portugal. It is thought that this breed can be traced back to the Neolithic era, when animal domestication first began, but the most accepted theory pertaining to the origin of this breed states that domesticated pigs were brought over by the Phoenicians and allowed to breed with wild boars, producing what is thought to be the ancestors of the...

Orang Pendek
2014-02-15 11:08:00

The Orang Pendek is an ape-like cryptid claimed to inhabit the mountain forests of Sumatra. It has been seen and documented by local tribes, villagers, scientists and travelers for over 100 years. Although sightings have been throughout Sumatra, recent reports occur within the borders of the Kerinci Seblat National Park in Central Sumatra. The park is just south of the equator in the Bukit Barisan mountain range featuring remote rainforests. There are no photographs of the Orang Pendek,...

Custurd Apple,  Annona squamosa
2014-02-15 09:31:56

Annona squamosa is a large shrub/small tree speices. The plant belongs to the Annonaceae family. A. squamosa is one of the most widely cultivated plants in the family. Annona squamosa plants may grow anywhere from 9 to 26 feet tall, its tree or shrub classification is dependent on the plants size in height. It has many branches that may be broad, open crown or spreading. The species produces an edible fruit that may be referred to as “sugar apple”. The plant is relatively easy to...

Black Pepper, Piper nigrum
2014-02-15 08:34:58

Piper nigrum is a flowering vine species. The plant may also be commonly referred to as Black Pepper. The species belongs to the Piperaceae family. It is indigenous to south India; however the plant is widely cultivated worldwide. The fruit, often referred to as its drupe, is sought after and dried. The spice or seasoning is used as the common, table black pepper. To date, Vietnam produces the largest amount of pepper, exporting 34% of the entire world’s pepper supply. P. nigrum may be...

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Word of the Day
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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