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coffee genome
2014-09-06 05:03:21

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online By sequencing the genome of the coffee plant, an international team of researchers has discovered genetic secrets that could enable them to create new varieties of coffee that taste better, have varied levels or caffeine, or are better able to survive drought conditions and diseases. In addition, Philippe Lashermes, a researcher at the French Institute of Research for Development (IRD), and his colleagues discovered that the coffee...

2014-02-10 08:27:48

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Diagnostics, a leading national provider of drug testing, medication monitoring, and clinical support services, launched new testing today that will detect Kratom use. Dominion's Kratom assay will expand the company's designer drug testing menu, which already includes detection of synthetic cannabinoids (Spice/K2) and synthetic cathinones (bath salts). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140204/NE57628LOGO )...

2013-06-06 23:36:31

As dangerous drugs are outlawed, a new “legal” drug always seems to fill the void, meaning that parents must now stay alert and active in preventing abuse of and addiction to kratom. (PRWEB) June 05, 2013 Just as there are some people who crave substances to alter their mental states, so there are always unscrupulous growers, chemists, importers and sellers who are willing to profit from these appetites. These growers and chemists always seem to bring a new intoxicating product...

2013-05-28 23:00:27

The only community that supports kratom and has no financial interest in kratom. Cedar Rapids, Iowa (PRWEB) May 28, 2013 Entering the industry to become the collective voice of supporters, a new non-profit organization presents a unique approach to sustaining the legalization of Mitragyna Speciosa, also known as Kratom. Believing that forming a unity between cultivators, vendors, and consumers will actively contribute to the continued legal status of kratom, Kratomunity.org has launched a...

2013-05-24 23:00:51

Kratom-k.com is a New Website Dedicated to Kratom, Herbs, and Ethnobotanicals San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 24, 2013 Mitragyna speciosa is commonly called kratom, kratum, or krathom and is a tropical deciduous and evergreen tree in the coffee family (Rubiaceae) native to Southeast Asia in the Indonesia and Borneo regions. The leaf of the tree has been traditionally used for its medicinal properties. Mitragyna speciosa is a psychoactive tree, and the leaves of the tree have been chewed to...

Coffee Could Be Extinct Before The End Of The Century
2012-11-08 11:54:48

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For many of us, a hot, freshly brewed morning cup of coffee is a necessity. But with the looming threat of global warming, that wake-up brew could become a thing of the past, according to a new study from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (UK). The researchers note that their predictions are for only one type of coffee bean, the wild arabica. However, it is one of only two species of bean used to make coffee and is by far the most...

2012-10-24 04:00:41

Coffea® Technologies has reinvented the vacuum brewing process thanks to patented, advanced and unique Coffea® vacuum brewer group. Totally new method to make a coffee the way it was intended.That's what Coffea® is about. Coffee as it is intended. Quebec,QC (PRWEB) October 23, 2012 Technologies Coffea®inc has reinvented the bean-to-cup brewing process. The result: the Coffea® PRO-II A professional coffee machine with distinctive design and patented technology for the...

2012-03-29 06:16:38

According to new evidence, unroasted coffee beans may be able to play a big role in those who are trying to lose weight. Scientists found that unroasted, or green, coffee beans can produce a substantial decrease in body weight in a short period of time. They reported their findings at the 243rd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS). The study involved 16 overweight or obese people between the ages of 22 and 26 years old.  The participants were...

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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.