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2011-04-20 08:34:35

Eating raw or undercooked mollusks may pose a safety hazard if they are harvested from waters polluted with pathogenic microbes, so USDA scientists are studying ways to enhance the food safety of these popular shellfish,

2011-04-12 08:42:00

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, leading health and research experts are convening at the American Society for Nutrition's Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology 2011 in Washington, D.C., to review research findings that highlight the growing problem of increased consumption of sweetened caloric beverages and its link to negative health outcomes.

2011-04-05 18:16:31

Burgers, meat loaf and other lean ground beef favorites may be made from "trim," the meat that's left over after steaks and roasts have been carved from a side of beef.

2011-03-30 06:22:00

ATLANTA, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As National Nutrition month comes to a close, Alere Health, the health management services business of Alere Inc., highlights four ways that the U.S.

2011-03-22 13:04:32

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are helping meet the water demands of a riparian desert region that is home to a national conservation area and a thriving military base.

2011-03-16 17:18:06

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists trying to help Florida growers find a replacement for methyl bromide are studying an alternative soil treatment that uses molasses as one of its ingredients.

2011-03-08 06:50:00

MCLEAN, Va., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) today announced it was awarded a prime task to provide mission support information technology (IT) services in support of the U.S.

2011-03-03 16:34:43

A team of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists has given growers in the Piedmont guidance on how to restore degraded soils and make the land productive.

2011-03-03 12:23:14

Simply by eating the leaves of an invasive tree that soaks up river water, an Asian beetle may help to slow down water loss in the Southwestern United States.


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begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.