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2014-02-24 20:23:36

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's non-alcoholic beverage industry applauds First Lady Michelle Obama's common-sense efforts to strengthen school wellness policies, including support for aligning food and beverage signage in schools to reflect what is allowed under U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140207/MM61579LOGO) "Mrs. Obama's efforts to continue to strengthen school wellness make sense for the...

2014-01-31 08:22:45

MrFeed(TM) Shows Strong Potential to be a Sustainable Mercury-free Source of Protein and Amino Acids in Fish Feed SAN DIEGO, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Menon Renewable Products, Inc., a sustainable biomass conversion company that converts low-value organic feedstocks to high value products using its CelTherm(TM) process, today announced that MrFeed(TM), Menon's renewable feed product, demonstrated comparable growth and survivability to standard feeds in independent fish trials....

2014-01-03 16:20:58

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released for public input its Draft Environmental Impact Statements (DEIS), which calls for the deregulation of genetically engineered (GE) corn and soybeans engineered to be tolerant to the toxic herbicide 2,4-D. According to Nichelle Harriott, senior scientist at the national environmental group Beyond Pesticides, "The engineered varieties will not only spawn new weed resistant...

2013-11-25 23:32:03

Ag Resource Strategies, LLC offers ‘Farm Portfolio’ approach to simplify conservation complexity New Ulm, MN (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 City dwellers as well as farmers need bottom-line returns from over $4 billion invested in federal conservation programs every year. A new “Farm Portfolio” approach shows that the U.S. economy, human health and the environment can benefit in measurable ways from coordinating conservation at all levels. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)...

2013-09-10 23:30:59

In response to an article published on Sentinel & Enterprise, Colle Farmers Market, an organic food advocate, discusses the federal regulations associated with organic certification and what it means for farms. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) September 10, 2013 Colle Farmers Market, an online farmers market responds to an article published by Sentinel & Enterprise, which details the costly regulations for organic certification and its affect on farms. According to a September 1st article...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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