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honeybee lab
2014-08-30 05:50:44

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While honeybees may be best known as producers of honey and beeswax useful for candles and seals, experts from the University of Arizona want to remind you that the insects play an important role in the agriculture industry. “Honeybees are responsible for pollinating agricultural crops that make up one-third of our diet, including fruits and vegetables. They're the cornerstones of heart-healthy and cancer prevention diets,”...

2014-08-29 08:21:54

IRVING, Texas, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Darling Ingredients Inc. (NYSE: DAR) announced today that management will host an Investor - Analyst Forum on September 4, 2014, at the Le Parker Meridien in New York City. The event will feature a global business update followed by an executive management panel discussion. Beginning at 8:00 a.m. EDT, an audio live webcast of the formal presentations will be accessible via the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at...

organic food
2014-08-29 07:09:25

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Our society seems fraught with fraud. There are fraudulent products, fraudulent services, fraudulent identities and now fraudulent food. The organic food market is growing, with consumers quite willing to pay more for fruits, vegetables and more that are labeled "organic." But are the food products they are being sold truly organic? A new study from the Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority, published in the Journal of...

junk food
2014-08-29 05:44:16

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Testing on rats has shown that too much junk food may teach our brains to disregard the need for a balanced diet. Reduced self-control from eating bad food could chart a course to overeating and obesity that becomes increasingly difficult to deviate from. Research has shown that when rats are given access to a junk food diet, the result is not only weight gain but also a reduced appetite for varied foods. The natural inclination...

2014-08-28 23:16:25

Technipaq Inc., one of the leading manufacturers of flexible and sterilizable packaging solutions for the medical device, diagnostic, healthcare, food and pharmaceutical industries, proudly celebrates its 30th anniversary this month. Founded by Phil Rosenburg in 1984 with a single product line and one customer, the company today delivers more than 10,000 different product combinations to more than 1250 customers across several industry sectors. Crystal Lake, Illinois (PRWEB) August 28,...

2014-08-28 12:21:36

FUELS program begins fifth year after providing more than 2.4 million meals across North America AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Employees of Faurecia North America, the world's seventh-largest automotive supplier, next week will launch its fifth annual FUELS community food drive, a program that has provided more than 2.4 million meals since 2010 for hundreds of thousands of hungry residents across Canada, Mexico and the U.S. More than 20,000 Faurecia employees...

2014-08-27 23:16:31

AlignLife Wauwatosa had a very successful food drive in July, raising over 500lbs of food for their local Hunger Task Force Wauwatosa, WI (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 AlignLife of Wauwatosa held its second annual Thanksgiving in July throughout the month of July. "We had a goal to collect at least 300lbs of food for our local Hunger Task Force", Dr. Sara Mahalko said. "Our patients helped us not only reach this goal, but also had us way over our goal." AlignLife of...

2014-08-27 23:04:31

Hope Foods announces its Level 2 certification by the Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI), a globally trusted, recognized and accepted food safety and quality program. The successful completion of the SQF certification process indicates Hope Foods' compliance with international standards and food safety regulations. Boulder, Co (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Hope Foods, a leading natural foods manufacturer of organic dips and spreads, announced today that it has been awarded SQF Level 2...

2014-08-27 12:30:31

Leading Chocolate Milk Brand Announces Nationwide Launch of New Protein-Rich Drink DALLAS, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dean Foods (NYSE: DF) just made it easier and more delicious to help power up your day and keep you fueled with new TruMoo(® )Protein Plus milk. The nutritious, protein-rich drink, available in chocolate and vanilla flavors, provides 25 grams of protein in every single-serve, resealable 14-ounce bottle, plus all the essential vitamins and nutrients of milk to give...

2014-08-27 08:31:54

Urbanspoon Exposes Habits of the Food-Obsessed, from Stalking Celebrity Chefs on Social Media to Knowing the Names of Every Top Chef Winner SEATTLE, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Restaurant discovery app Urbanspoon today released the top 10 signs of the food obsessed super fan, which highlights common activities of super foodies. Do you talk about Bobby Flay as if you know him personally? Do you get instant alerts on your phone every time the hottest restaurant in town updates a social media...


Latest food Reference Libraries

Silvery Lutang, Trachypithecus cristatus
2014-04-11 10:45:42

The silvery lutang (Trachypithecus cristatus), also known as the silvery langur or the silvered leaf monkey, is a species of Old World monkey that can be found Sumatra, Borneo, and Peninsular Malaysia. It prefers to reside in mangrove, riverine, and coastal forests. This species holds two recognized subspecies known as Trachypithecus cristatus selangorensis and Trachypithecus cristatus cristatus. The silvery lutang varies in size depending upon the sex, with males reaching an average body...

Genetically Modified Wheat
2013-10-02 07:20:35

Genetically Modified Wheat is wheat that has been genetically engineered by the direct manipulation of its genome utilizing biotechnology. It has also been termed GMO wheat, GMO standing for genetically modified organism. As of the year 2013, no GM wheat is grown commercially, but many field tests have been performed. Wheat is an important domesticated grass that is used around the world for food, and its evolution has been influenced by human intervention since the dawn of agriculture....

Kodiak Bear, Ursus arctos middendorffi
2013-06-07 13:18:33

The Kodiak bear (Ursus arctos middendorffi), also known as the American brown bear, the Kodiak brown bear, or the Alaskan grizzly bear, is a subspecies of the brown bear. It can be found in southwestern Alaska, on the islands of the Kodiak Archipelago. Most coastal bears that occur in Alaska are called Kodiak bears, but the true Kodiak bear only inhabits the islands of the Kodiak Archipelago. The Kodiak bear was first described as a distinct species by the taxonomist C.H. Merriam. Merriam...

Grizzly Bear, Ursus arctos horribilis
2013-06-03 13:23:12

The grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis), also known as the grizzly, the North American brown bear, or the silvertip bear, is one of many subspecies of the brown bear. It is typically found in upland areas of western North America. Its range once extended from Canada to Mexico and even into the western shores of the Hudson Bay in the east. Its range has been reduced to many areas of Canada, Alaska, and northwestern areas of the United States including Washington, Wyoming, Idaho, and...

Mediterranean feather star, Antedon mediterranea
2013-05-18 06:26:42

The Mediterranean feather star is a filter feeder that obtains food by straining suspended matter and food particles from water. The star has a stalk that has up to forty tendrils, (threadlike organs) which help the star cling to hard surfaces. The “body” of the star is called a calyx and is shaped like a small cup. This calyx is surrounded by feathery pinnules bearing arms. These arms are quite unique in the fact that they can regenerate if one should get broken off; these arms extend to...

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'