Latest food supply Stories
Denise Goodman is one of Long Island's top experts on the travels of tomatoes: their sometimes long and very often circuitous trek from farm to plate.
Byron Brehm-Stecher, assistant professor in food science and human nutrition at Iowa State University, has some big ideas for his work with tiny particles. His latest research project will allow him to study the potential of using silver nanoparticles to improve the safety of the worldâ€™s food supply.
Global use of biotech crops increased again in 2007, with global biotech crop acreage reaching a historic 282 million acres in 23 countries, according to the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA).
By Gonzalez, Carmen G INTRODUCTION On September 2
One of the great success stories of the ocean, the return of the Pacific gray whale, may have been based on a miscalculation, scientists reported Monday in a study based on whale genetics.
Several hundred of the 6,000 hogs that may have eaten contaminated pet food are believed to have entered the food supply for humans, the government said Thursday. The potential risk to human health was said to be very low.
For nearly four years, dairy farmer Greg Wiles has poured milk from his cloned cows down the drain in compliance with a voluntary ban on food from cloned livestock. Now in financial straits, Wiles says he may be forced to sell his cloned cows for hamburger.
By Charles Abbott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. beef is free of materials that could spread mad cow disease, Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns said on Thursday, but an independent report questioned whether the assurance was iron clad.
Despite the ever-present threats to the food supply posed by disease, spoilage and the specter of agroterrorism, commitment to and research in food and agricultural microbiology is on the decline, according to a report by the American Academy of Microbiology entitled Research Opportunities in Food and Agriculture Microbiology.
Ever tried to defeat natural forces? Specialist ants are capable of running on slippery waxy plant surfaces in order to reach their nests and food supplies. Some Macaranga trees in South East Asia have waxy stems to protect themselves from ants and other insects. Only one specific ant is capable of running up and down the stem, in order to access its nest and food supply inside the stem.
The Plodia interpunctella or Indianmeal moth is a member of the Pyralidae family and occasionally referred to as the North American High-Flyer. The larvae are also called waxworms that feed on dry grains and cereals. The females of the species can lay any where from 60 to 400 eggs in her lifetime. She will do so where there is a good food supply for the larvae. Each egg is less than 0.02 inches in diameter and tends not adhere well to the surface on which it is laid. The eggs will...
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