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2010-03-24 14:15:00

Grocery shoppers face hefty price increases if bad weather withers a U.S. corn crop that is now tethered to grain-intensive renewable fuel mandates, a new University of Illinois study warns. A corn shortage, coupled with surging demand to meet government-ordered ethanol standards, could push cash prices to $7 a bushel, the study found, squeezing livestock producers and driving up prices for meat, milk, eggs and other farm staples. Economists Darrel Good and Scott Irwin say federal...

2009-10-08 11:07:00

Palliative Care Psychiatry Program only one of its kind in the United States SAN DIEGO, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Palliative Care Psychiatry Program at San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine has been named the winner of the 2009 Gold Achievement Award by the American Psychiatric Association. San Diego psychiatrist Scott Irwin, MD, PhD is Director of the Palliative Care Psychiatry Program at The Institute for Palliative Medicine and oversees the only...

2009-05-27 09:53:00

Palliative care psychiatrist from The Institute for Palliative Medicine plays unique role SAN DIEGO, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- San Diego psychiatrist Scott Irwin, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Palliative Care Psychiatry Program (PCPP) at The Institute for Palliative Medicine, has been elected as a Member of The American College of Psychiatrists (ACP). This recognition honors Dr. Irwin as one of only 750 practicing psychiatrists nationwide who have demonstrated outstanding competence...

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2008-11-11 10:05:00

Ethanol helped drive two years of record profits for grain farmers, but also will hold income down during a looming recession that has already sliced crop prices in half, a University of Illinois economist says. Scott Irwin says agriculture's fortunes are now tethered more to ethanol than food, making crop growers vulnerable to sharp price swings at filling stations rather than the typically slower cost shifts at grocery stores. "We're just experiencing the full brunt of this new source of...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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