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2012-12-15 05:03:05

Although health-related trends affecting meat consumption limit demand, export demand from emerging economies keeps revenue buoyant. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report on the Farm Animal Feed Production industry to its growing industry report collection. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 14, 2012 In the past several decades, marked changes in livestock production have paralleled shifts in farm animal feed formulation. Bolstered by spikes in feed prices and...

2012-12-02 05:04:31

Gluten Free and Celiac Awareness Nights as well the first ever print Gluten Free Calendar featuring 12 of the most influential individuals will help raise proceeds and awareness for celiac disease and gluten sensitivity research and support. Gilbert, AZ (PRWEB) November 30, 2012 Gluten Free Calendar, host to national Gluten Free and Celiac Awareness Nights with professional athletic teams and creators of the directory website, http://www.glutenfreecalendar.com, now grace the world with a...

Carbon Dioxide Reduces Crop Yields
2012-12-01 10:45:02

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Atmospheric carbon dioxide content continues its climb, heating up the climate. For plants, however, the gas is a necessary part of their survival. It provides the carbon needed to produce glucose and other important substances, leading scientists to question if more carbon dioxide is better. The answer isn't as simple as that, unfortunately. The plants used for our most basic food supply today have not been bred for vertical...

Wheat Genome Sequenced
2012-11-28 22:25:23

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Wheat is an incredibly important crop. Considered one of the “big three” global crops, wheat accounts for 20% of total calories consumed by human beings. As much as 35% of the entire planet depend on wheat for their very existence. With wheat being so important to the survival of the human race, an internal group of scientists decided it was time to learn more about this important grain and set out to complete the...

barley genome key to better beer
2012-10-18 04:57:32

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Imagine a hot summer day, sitting in the cheap seats at your favorite baseball park. You have your hot dog, your giant foam finger, and a beer. Does life get any better than this? Can scientists build a better beer? An international consortium of scientists believes so, and they have been mapping the genome of barley to help produce new and better varieties, vital for the beer and whiskey industries. Their results have been published...

Gluten And T-Cell Observations Offer Insight Into Celiac Disease
2012-10-12 11:48:32

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Observations of the relationship between gluten and T-cells in the immune system have allowed researchers from Monash University to get a better understanding on how celiac disease comes into being. According to the scientists, the disorder impacts a significant part of the population--specifically 1 in 133 people. Due to immune response genes HLA-DQ2 or HLA-DQ8, almost half of the population is susceptible to contracting celiac...


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Cash crop
2013-08-05 12:49:51

Cash crop is a term used to reference a profitable crop for farmers. Plants like cotton and tobacco are a few cash crops farmer tend to deal with. These crops do not stay with the farmer for their livestock feed or used in the home, rather, in many cases they are exported; thus creating revenue for the farmer. The price of cash crops is largely based on supply and demand in more developed countries, where the supply is actually coming from lesser developed areas. When a bumper crop, that...

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2013-03-16 00:00:00

Aaron Aaronsohn (1876-May 15, 1919) was a renowned Romanian-born Jewish agronomist, botanist, traveler, entrepreneur, and Zionist politician. He was born in Bacău, Romania, and brought Palestine, then part of the Turkish Ottoman Empire, at the age of six, when his parents were among the founders of Zichron Yaakov, one of the pioneer Jewish agricultural settlements of the First Aliyah. After his study in France, Aaron Aaronsohn botanically mapped Palestine and its surroundings and...

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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'