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2014-05-06 08:39:25

DUBLIN, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5v9f32/grow_lights_for) has announced the addition of a new report "Grow Lights for Agriculture Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2014 to 2020" to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Worldwide markets are poised to achieve significant growth as the food supply for the world starts to adopt automated process. Grow lights have become more...

US Corn Yields Growing More Sensitive To Heat And Drought
2014-05-02 03:13:58

By Laura Seaman, Stanford University Corn yields in the central United States have become more sensitive to drought conditions in the past two decades, according to Stanford research. The study, which appears in the journal Science, was led by Stanford's David Lobell, associate professor of environmental Earth system science and associate director of the Center on Food Security and the Environment. "The Corn Belt is phenomenally productive," Lobell said, referring to the region of...

2014-05-01 16:35:01

This editorial by Jean Lebel is available for posting and publication. An English-language version of this editorial was published to the Ottawa Citizen Aid & Development Blog May 1, 2014. A photograph by IDRC/Panos/Sven Torfinn is also availble for posting and publication. Please contact Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé at ibourgeault-tasse@idrc.ca for more information. OTTAWA, May 1, 2014 /CNW/ - More than two decades ago, southern Manitoba rancher and federal agriculture minister...

2014-05-01 16:28:47

May 9th shows scheduled in Boston & New Haven PURCHASE, N.Y. and QUINCY, Mass., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing mission to fight hunger in the local communities it serves, the Stop & Shop Supermarket Company is teaming up with multiple GRAMMY nominee Hunter Hayes and ConAgra for the "Hunter Hayes' 24 Hour Road Race to End Child Hunger," which kicks off on May 9 in Times Square. Hayes is raising awareness to help end child hunger while attempting to break...

Satellite Data Brought To African Agriculture
2014-04-30 03:47:59

Kate Ramsayer, NASA From hundreds of miles in orbit, NASA satellites can measure how much rain falls in Niger or detect plant health in Mali. But on the ground, many African farmers and food distributors don't have good information about the growing conditions a few dozen miles down the road. A new program is bringing together scientists in two branches of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., as well as an African non-profit organization in order to get relevant...

2014-04-28 16:33:12

One click earns a serving of milk for someone in need, up to 10,000 servings PHOENIX, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Shamrock Farms is encouraging the public to get involved with the Great American Milk Drive and help those in need obtain up to 10,000 servings of nutrient-rich milk with a "Like Drive" on the Shamrock Farms Facebook page now through June 30, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140428/81350 Hungry families are missing out on the essential nutrients supplied by milk...

2014-04-28 08:31:30

ST. LOUIS, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Centene Charitable Foundation has sponsored more than $15,000 to St. Louis-based Operation Food Search's weekend feeding program for children, Operation Backpack. Through this leadership contribution, Operation Food Search will be sending home backpacks of nutritious food to 100 children from low-income families every weekend of the 2013-14 academic year. In addition to this sponsorship, Centene is also donating over 600 children's books and...

2014-04-18 12:23:42

ALPHARETTA, Ga., April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Egg farmers across the country are helping in the fight against hunger by donating nearly half a million fresh eggs to food assistance organizations coast-to-coast during the month of April. According to Feeding America, one in six Americans is faced with hunger and can't afford to buy groceries. Members of the United Egg Producers (UEP) are contributing to food banks all across America to ease the struggle of putting food on the table...

2014-04-15 23:10:42

Vertical Farming, Plant Factory Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2014 to 2020, a new research report added to ReportsnReports.com store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Plant factory market forecast analysis indicates that markets at $403 million in 2013 are anticipated to reach $1.97 billion by 2020. Growth is a result of the unmitigated march of automated process driven by the semiconductor industry, by microprocessors, and more directly by the need for food...

2014-04-15 23:09:12

Market Research Reports, Inc. has announced the addition of “Vertical Farming, Plant Factory Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2014 to 2020” research report to their website http://www.MarketResearchReports.com. Lewes, DE (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Worldwide vertical farming markets are poised to achieve significant growth as the food supply for the world starts to adopt automated process. Grow lights have become more sophisticated and less expensive to run as solar and...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.