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New Flavors Emerge From Peruvian Cacao Collection Trip
2011-09-26 08:28:48

New cacao types with unique flavors that are distinctly Peruvian have been identified by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists. These new flavors could one day be marketed like wine, by geographical provenance.

Digital Panoramas Of Rangelands Could Be Rich Source Of Research Data
2011-09-20 10:32:20

A scientist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is exploring how rangeland ecologists could use high-resolution digital panoramas to track landscape changes.

2011-09-19 21:41:14

When wireworms feast on potatoes, the results aren't pretty: The spuds' surfaces are left punctured, pitted and unappealing.

USDA Banning 6 Types Of E. Coli From Ground Beef
2011-09-13 13:17:31

According to multiple media reports, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is planning to add six types of E. coli bacteria to its list of adulterants that are banned from being sold in raw beef.

Cargill Announces A Second Recall Of Ground Turkey
2011-09-12 12:24:12

Cargill Inc. has announced another recall of ground turkey products on Sunday after tests showed salmonella in a sample from an Arkansas plant.

Commercial Enzyme Improves Grain Ethanol Production
2011-09-12 10:07:27

A commercial enzyme could reduce overall costs linked with producing ethanol from grain, and also reduce associated emissions of greenhouse gases.


Word of the Day
adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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