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2013-01-31 08:29:28

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Amarantus BioScience, Inc. (OTCQB: AMBS), a biotechnology company discovering and developing treatments and diagnostics for diseases associated with the neurodegeneration and apoptosis centered around its patented therapeutic protein MANF, today announced it has secured an additional $1.4 million of financing commitments through an amendment of the initial Convertible Note with Dominion Capital. The original $600,000 note, dated November 14,...

2013-01-24 16:28:42

CHICAGO, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- No matter where you go or who you talk to at this time of year, people are changing their diets and cooking mindsets to stay on track with nutrition and health goals. According to Peapod's Fresh Markets expert Tony Stallone, one of the best, healthy food trends for accomplishing this shift is a little-known, ancient grain called quinoa (keen-wha). "Quinoa is a whole grain, but unlike wheat, oats, rye and other whole grains, quinoa provides much needed...

2013-01-14 02:30:55

BEIJING, Jan. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Deyu Agriculture Corp. (OTCBB: DEYU) (the "Company"), a Shanxi Province, China based vertically integrated producer, processor, marketer and distributor of organic and other agricultural products made from corn and grains, announced today that the Company formed a 99% owned subsidiary, Jilin Jinglong Agriculture Development Limited ("Jinglong"), which is primarily engaged in the procurement, storage and sales of corn and grain. In October 2012, Jinglong...

2013-01-10 05:00:18

Antipodes Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream and Ananda Antioxidant-Rich Gentle Toner are among those awarded in the 2012 Harper's Bazaar Beauty Awards. (PRWEB) January 09, 2013 Antipodes Organic Skincare announced two of their top selling products have been included in the 2012 Bazaar Beauty Awards. The award winning line up includes the Antipodes Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream, winner of the "Bazaar Best Buy" award, and Ananda Antioxidant-Rich Gentle Toner, winner of the "Judge's...

2013-01-08 16:21:22

TSX: ABC TORONTO, Jan. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Asia Bio-Chem Group Corp. (TSX: ABC) ("Asia Bio-Chem" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed the acquisition of all the issued and outstanding shares of Tieling Wanshunda Starch Company Ltd. ("Tieling") a wholly foreign owned enterprise ("WFOE") under the laws of the PRC (The "Acquisition"). "The acquisition of Tieling represents an opportunity to grow the company's annual corn processing capacity from...

2013-01-03 05:02:03

Since 2009, Rosellica has offered the natural blood pressure and heart-health benefits of Hibiscus sabdariffa in capsule form. Now strict vegetarians can enjoy these benefits too. River Forest, IL (PRWEB) January 02, 2013 For the benefit of vegetarian consumers looking to manage their blood pressure naturally, the newest Rosellica® formulation uses only plant-derived ingredients. For generations, the edible flower Hibiscus sabdariffa has been used around the world to help manage heart...

2013-01-02 16:23:04

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The governments of Haiti and Vietnam are demonstrating that South-South cooperation can lead to the fruitful exchange of resources, technology and knowledge. A series of significant agreements signed in late December 2012 provide the framework for a novel form of long term cooperation that will allow Haiti to address food security, one of its key challenges. The government of Haiti hopes that these agreements will enable Haiti to...

Is The Key To Immortality Held by Palm Trees
2012-12-19 14:01:56

American Journal of Botany Recent review reveals unique cellular structure and function that may contribute to their long life-span For centuries, humans have been exploring, researching, and, in some cases, discovering how to stave off life-threatening diseases, increase life spans, and obtain immortality. Biologists, doctors, spiritual gurus, and even explorers have pursued these quests–one of the most well-known examples being the legendary search by Ponce de León...

2012-12-18 16:43:45

Study first of several HAB-funded research studies to be published under the Board's new Nutrition Research Program The Hass Avocado Board (HAB) is supporting research to improve understanding of the unique, positive benefits of consuming fresh avocados to human health and nutrition. Clinical studies are currently underway to investigate the relationship between avocado consumption and risk factors for cardiovascular disease, avocados' potential positive role in weight management and...

2012-12-18 05:01:31

Burgeoning demand for starch based products for a spectrum of consumer and industrial applications renews global attention on Asian starch markets and trade. Global starch and derivative business, today, is facing a tough time due to complexities in developing newer starches aside from sustainable agronomical practice and pest control strategies complementing short supply and market development challenges. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (PRWEB) December 18, 2012 [2nd Starch World 2013 summit,...


Latest Tropical agriculture Reference Libraries

Avocado Tree, Persea americana
2014-02-14 16:17:00

Persea americana is a flowering plant that belongs to the Lauraceae family. It is widely known as the Avocado tree. P. americana is a tree that grows up to 66 feet tall. It has alternately arranged leaves that measure about 5 to 10 inches long. Its flowers are tiny and greenish-yellow, measuring .2 to .4 inches in diameter. The tree’s popular, pear shaped green fruit measures 2.8 to 7.9 inches long and weighs between 3.5 and 35 ounces. It contains a single large seed, measuring 2 to 2.5...

Prince Sago, Cycas taitungensis
2014-01-30 08:47:59

Cycas taitungensis is a species of cycad plant. The species belongs to the Cycadaceae family. C. taitungensis may also be referred to as Prince sago or Emperor sago. Currently the plant faces serious threat of extinction due to habitat destruction and plant collectors. The species is native to southeastern Taiwan. C. taitungensis range throughout the third largest county, Taitung County. The C. taitungensis is a relatively medium sized plant. Its trunk is typically almost 14 inches in...

Queen Sago Palm, Cycas rumphii
2014-01-30 08:32:40

Cycas rumphii is a palm-like species of cycad plant. The plant may also be referred to as Queen sago or the Queen sago palm. This species is a member of the Cycadaceae family and is native to the Malesian region. The C. rumphii is a relatively small plant reaching approximately 33 feet. Its trunk is grey with diamond patterned bark and measures up to 16 inches in diameter. Its leaves typically grow between 4.9 and 8.2 feet long. Leaves have a bright green coloration and a glossy surface....

King Sago, Cycas revoluta
2014-01-30 08:11:54

Cycas revoluta is a species of seed producing, cycad plant. The species may also be referred to as King sago, Sago cycad or the Japanese sago palm. The plant originated in southern Japan. It is used in the production of sago, a cooking starch or can be displayed as a decorative plant. C. revoluta gets its name from the Latin word meaning “curled back”, referring to its leaves. Its leaves are shiny and dark green in coloration. The C. revoluta species have trunks that measures...

Queen Sago, Cycas circinalis
2014-01-30 07:56:38

Cycas circinalis is a species of cycad plant. also referred to as the Queen sago. C. circinalis is native to Sri Lanka, although it is a widely cultivated plant. C. circinalis is commonly used for landscape, decorative purposes and may be used as a food source. The plant’s seeds are carefully soaked, ground and used to make flour. You will often find its flour used in tortillas, tamales and soups. The palm-like plant is a slow growing species. C. circinalis are known to have a short,...

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