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Researchers Work Towards Preventing Organic Food Fraud

Researchers Work Towards Preventing Organic Food Fraud

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...

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2014-09-02 08:24:13

LAKE FOREST, Calif., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: QTWW), a global leader in natural gas storage systems, integration, and vehicle system technologies, today announced that it recently received orders for its Q-Cab(LITE)(TM) and Q-Rail(LITE)(TM) CNG storage modules with a combined total of approximately $0.7 million from a new customer, Time Transport Inc., a same-day freight transportation company based in Racine, Wisconsin....

2014-09-02 08:22:57

WALNUT, Calif., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTCQB: VSPC) issued an update on the Giant King Grass power plant and animal feed projects in Nicaragua. VIASPACE CEO Dr. Carl Kukkonen traveled to Nicaragua in August to participate in the formal power plant feasibility study being conducted by Pelican SA of Managua. The feasibility study team met at the plantation on the shores of Lake Nicaragua to assess the agricultural aspects of the project and to inspect potential...

2014-09-01 12:20:51

MUNICH, September 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- H.C. Starck, one of the world's leading manufacturers of technology metals and advanced ceramics, has published an updated Sustainability Report that includes the relevant information for the 2013 fiscal year. "The 2013 update takes stock of where we stand in terms of our sustainability performance during the 2013 fiscal year," explained Dr. Andreas Meier, CEO of H.C. Starck. "We are convinced that sustainability-oriented and...

2014-08-30 23:00:28

ReportsnReports.com adds “Market Research Report on Global and Chinese Biodiesel Analyzer Industry, 2009-2019” to its store. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 Market Research Report on Global and Chinese Biodiesel Analyzer Industry, 2009-2019 is a professional and in-depth market survey on Global and Chinese Biodiesel Analyzer industry. The report first reviews the basic information of Biodiesel Analyzer including its classification, application and manufacturing technology. The...

2014-08-29 23:09:28

Vitarock is marking its first year since becoming a one-stop-shop for healthy natural products. It’s an online source for all things Pure, Green, Safe & Fair, featuring 1000s of pre-screened natural beauty, health and lifestyle products. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 Many North Americans want organic face creams that aren’t tested on animals, soaps that won’t harm their health, non-GMO vitamins and eco-friendly detergents. They want natural products that actually do what...

2014-08-29 23:06:31

John Costlow has been named president and CEO of Sustainable Energy Fund, responsible for the vision, leadership and overall management of the organization. Allentown, PA (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 For the past six years, John has been the director of technical services, managing ongoing operations including program development, strategic planning, information systems, administrative systems, metrics and reporting structure. Sustainable Energy Fund has been a leading funder of sustainable...

2014-08-29 12:22:57

DALLAS, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SaveOnEnergy.com, one of the longest-standing online energy comparison websites, is a big fan of both football and saving energy. As the college football season starts, we decided to take a look at top football universities and see how they stack up in their sustainability efforts. We started with the Associated Press' Top 25 preseason list and designed our own criteria for ranking these same 25 schools on their green efforts. While there are...

2014-08-28 23:17:07

Webinar panelists from Cox Enterprises, NetApp, Powerhouse Dynamics, and Verdantix will discuss how the demand for Big Energy Data has infiltrated multiple departments within an enterprise and become a strategic asset in helping each department set and achieve their distinct goals. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Urjanet - the world’s first provider of big energy data – will offer a complimentary webinar, “The New Consumers of Utility Data” on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 2 p.m....

2014-08-28 23:08:41

Experienced corporate communications consultant manages PR for IrriGreen, Inc., the developer and manufacturer of the break-through IrriGreen Genius™ Irrigation System. MINNEAPOLIS (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 David Aquilina, Strategic Storyteller, has been retained by IrriGreen, Inc. to provide public relations and media relations services to the company, which manufactures next-generation digital technology for lawn irrigation. David Aquilina is a Minneapolis-based, independent corporate...

2014-08-28 23:02:21

Valero celebrates the restart of its recently purchased corn ethanol plant in the City of Mount Vernon located in Southwest Indiana adding to the region's strong energy sector and agri-business. Mount Vernon, Ind. (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Valero Renewable Fuels Company, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO), and the Ports of Indiana hosted Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann and other state and local officials today at a Port Appreciation and Welcome Celebration...


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Vermicompost
2013-03-20 16:04:22

Vermicompost is composting with the use of special earthworms. Red wigglers and white worms are the more common worms used, although European night crawlers can be used as well. Red wigglers can be found living in manure piles and in rotting vegetation and adapt the best in covered worm bins. Common earthworms burrow deeply and are not recommended for use in compost bins. Blue worms are commonly used in the tropics. Worms are used to decompose vegetable and food waste along with bedding...

Manure
2013-03-03 08:35:14

Image Caption: A field in Randers, Denmark. A pile of manure is in the foreground. Credit: Malene Thyssen/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 2.5) Manure is organic matter that comes from farmyard animal waste as well as from crop cover. Manure from cows, pigs, horses, chickens, rabbits, etc. is broken down into organic matter and used as organic fertilizer. “Green” manure is derived from planting a cover crop, such as clover, to be plowed directly back into the soil. Bacteria traps nitrogen and other...

Compost
2013-03-03 07:19:30

Image Caption: Compost barrel with compost and tools. Credit: Diego Grez/Wikipedia Compost is fertilizer made from decomposed organic matter that is then tilled directly into the soil or used as an additive when transplanting seedlings. Composting can be very simplistic or complex, depending on the amount of compost needed. Compost is widely used in organic farming because of its high nutrient content and natural pesticide abilities. Composting is simply piling, systematically,...

Agronomy for Sustainable Development
2012-06-04 18:51:36

Agronomy for Sustainable Development is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Springer Science+Business Media. The journal was founded in 1981, at which time less than 10 percent of published material was in English. The journal underwent a series of major changes from 2003 to 2006, including the addition of extra field editors, switching from hardcopy to full electronic managing, producing all English material, and setting up a pre-selection committee at the submission stage....

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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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