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2012-07-11 02:26:46

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Peruvian cuisine has never been hotter. The Wall Street Journal named Peruvian food the "next big thing" in September 2011. Ceviche, Peru's signature dish, is popping up on menus across the country, and Peruvian chefs are being celebrated from the east coast to west. And now, one of Peru's finest fruits, the avocado, is back in season and available at grocery stores nationwide. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please...

Rice Landscapes Threatened In South East Asia
2012-07-09 15:00:22

Scientists raise concerns on the future sustainability of rice ecosystems in South East Asia - Threats are caused by global change but also by human mistakes and political neglect During a meeting in Banaue, The Philippines, scientists from 21 research institutions from Germany, Vietnam, The Philippines, Thailand, UK, Bulgaria and Spain raised several concerns on the future of the rice ecosystems in South East Asia. The meeting was organized within the framework of the international...

2012-07-07 23:01:41

The Rice Growing industry in Australia tends to fluctuate in response to seasonal conditions. In 2006-07, the industry was ravaged by drought, evidenced by the plunge in revenue over 2007-08. Moreover, production levels decreased dramatically and are yet to return to levels experienced prior to the beginning of the millennium. However, as seasonal conditions improved and rice growers returned to their paddocks, industry revenue rebounded significantly. For these reasons, industry research...

2012-07-03 06:25:55

FALLSTON, Md., July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mexican Hass Avocado Importers Association (MHAIA) teamed up with Cheryl Forberg, RD, nutritionist for NBC's Biggest Loser Seasons 1-12, and chef Suvir Saran, contestant on Bravo's Top Chef Masters Season 3 and author to develop nutrition and culinary tips as part of the "Pantry Pointers and Prep With Cheryl and Suvir" Sweepstakes. Avocado fans were able to enter the sweepstakes February 17th through May 7th at...

2012-06-28 02:28:15

NEWTOWN, CT, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In an independent test, Moringa oleifera scored the highest in antioxidant content of any food yet discovered. Beating the record-holding acai berry by over a 50% margin, Moringa Source Moringa oleifera leaf powder measured over 157,000 umoles using the Oxidant Radicals Absorbent Capacity (ORAC) system of measurement developed by the National Institute of Health's National Institute for Aging. (Photo:...

2012-06-27 06:22:47

LAS VEGAS, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New research shows that a side dish of white and brown rice might add more than delicious flavor and nutrition to meals. In fact, results of this study presented today at the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting, show that white or brown rice provide a high level of satisfaction and fullness, which is important for people trying to control calories, while still enjoying their food. In the first-ever human clinical...

2012-06-12 02:28:57

BEIJING, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Deyu Agriculture Corp. (OTCQB: DEYU - News) ("the Company" or "Deyu"), announced today that it has formed a supply relationship with Guangdong Wen's Food Group Co., Ltd. ("WFG"), in which Deyu shall provide raw corn to four of WFG's feed mills in Southwestern China on a non-exclusive basis. The Company has recorded $3 million (RMB 20 million) in sales revenue attributable to WFG since shipments commenced to WFG in January, 2012, which is...

2012-05-18 02:26:11

NORWALK, Conn., May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Diageo, the world's leading premium drinks company, announced today that it has signed letters of intent to foster partnerships and projects that will aid in the agricultural development of Ethiopia and Tanzania. Diageo will work to develop and implement a scalable barley farming project in Sebeta, Ethiopia and a scalable sorghum value chain project in Mogoro, Tanzania. The projects when fully realized will represent an overall investment of $1.5M...

2012-05-12 23:00:41

“Rice water face mask” webinar gets the go ahead at Free face cream Ltd. The news of the webinar has spread to a number of sites online that are in the health and beauty sector. Houston, TX. (PRWEB) May 12, 2012 The ratio of rice to skin cream in a typical Rice water face mask is just one of the topics that is going to be covered in a new webinar that is being organized by the team at Free face cream Ltd. this week. People can log onto the Company´s website right...

2012-05-11 23:00:30

The Pomological Magazine has newly included the category Banana to its collection of fruit crops. This section comprises 134 resources to one of the most widely consumed fresh fruits worldwide. Pomology is the science and technology of cultivating and producing fruits and within this scientific area, The Pomological Magazine provides a wide range of resources related to temperate, subtropical and tropical fruits. Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) May 11, 2012 As part of its Pomological Crops...


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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