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2012-08-05 23:03:36

For people with celiac disease, normal food is poison. Shopping is a minefield. New Health Canada regulations will now require gluten to be listed on food labels, and this is more than a grocery store convenience. It can save lives. More than 3,000,000 Canadians suffer from celiac disease or gluten sensitivity and the Canadian Celiac Association have worked collaboratively with Health Canada and other organizations to achieve this important milestone in consumer safety. Mississauga, Ontario...

Gluten-Free: Fad Diet Or Underused
2012-08-01 08:35:28

[ Watch the Video: "Celiac Disease Symptoms" ] Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Going gluten-free has become a popular dining option. However, a new analysis produced by the Mayo Clinic discovered that approximately 1.8 million American have celiac disease, but roughly 1.4 million are not aware that they have the disorder. The researchers also discovered that 1.6 million people in the U.S. practice a gluten-free diet, even though many of them have not been...

2012-07-31 23:01:40

The Agriculture and Anatomy Sciences are two new key biology branches covered by the Sciences Social Network ScienceIndex.com. The users of the website monitor 352 scientific journals publishing in these two branches and submit the most recent and significant articles for inclusion in ScienceIndex.com. While the site currently contains a total of 1,662,184 posts, it features 51,867 articles in these two sections. ScienceIndex.com was established in 1998 to index the very latest news,...


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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
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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