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Quartz
Monsanto’s super-broccoli shouldn’t scare you, but its plans for global domination mightMonsanto’s super-broccoli shouldn’t scare you, but its plans for global vegetab
Monsanto’s super-broccoli shouldn’t scare you, but its plans for global domination might
Quartz / Posted yesterday
Monsanto’s super-broccoli shouldn’t scare you, but its plans for global vegetable domination might - Quartz Floret powerMonsanto’s super-broccoli shouldn’t scare you, but its plans for global vegetable domination might Broccoli, the original... Read more
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Independent
Selma civil rights activist Amelia Boynton Robinson dies aged 104The image of her lying on the floor of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma on wha
Selma civil rights activist Amelia Boynton Robinson dies aged 104
Independent / Posted 2 days ago
The image of her lying on the floor of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma on what came to be known as “Bloody Sunday” made headlines around the world. The scenes of people being clubbed and tear-gassed in Alabama helped propel the march into becoming... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Amelia Boynton Robinson, civil rights activist beaten in Selma, dies at 104Amelia Boynton Robinson, a civil rights activist who nearly died while helping
Amelia Boynton Robinson, civil rights activist beaten in Selma, dies at 104
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 3 days ago
Amelia Boynton Robinson, a civil rights activist who nearly died while helping lead the Bloody Sunday civil rights march in 1965, championed voting rights for blacks and was the first black woman to run for Congress in Alabama, died early Wednesday... Read more
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ScienceBlogs
Impacts of the California Drought: AgricultureHeather Cooley and Peter Gleick California is in a severe drought – four years
Impacts of the California Drought: Agriculture
ScienceBlogs / Posted 3 days ago
Heather Cooley and Peter Gleick California is in a severe drought – four years long now. But what does the drought really mean for the things we care about: food production, fisheries, industrial activities, rural communities? As part of the work of... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Boom-Bust Farming in UgandaA GROWING chorus is suggesting that Africa does not need any more aid. They nee
Boom-Bust Farming in Uganda
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
A GROWING chorus is suggesting that Africa does not need any more aid. They need investment. But the sesame boom in northern Uganda shows there are potential limits to even that approach. "Uganda is a land of difficulties," said Vicky Alobo. "Big... Read more
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Medical News Today
Access to nature tied to better sleep quality in men and seniorsHaving access to natural environments in the form of a park, ocean vistas or sa
Access to nature tied to better sleep quality in men and seniors
Medical News Today / Posted 4 days ago
Having access to natural environments in the form of a park, ocean vistas or sandy beaches is linked to significantly better sleep quality in men and seniors, according to a new study led by the University of Illinois. Researchers suggest preserving... Read more
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ABS-CBNNEWS.com
Solon blasts bigger irrigation budget for NCRMANILA - The minority bloc of the House of Representatives has spotted what it
Solon blasts bigger irrigation budget for NCR
ABS-CBNNEWS.com / Posted 4 days ago
MANILA - The minority bloc of the House of Representatives has spotted what it believes are red flags in the proposed budgets of the country's main agriculture agencies for 2016. In statements ahead of the budget briefing of the agriculture agencies... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Rice production improves, but PH not yet 100% self-sufficient–DAAgriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala on Tuesday boasted before lawmakers that t
Rice production improves, but PH not yet 100% self-sufficient–DA
Inquirier.net / Posted 4 days ago
Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala on Tuesday boasted before lawmakers that the country posted the highest production growth of rice from 2010 to 2014. But the country still needs to import rice as it fell short of achieving the 100 percent rice... Read more
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The Star
Micro-sensors stuck to honey bees to help solve mass deathsSYDNEY, Aug 25, 2015 (AFP) - Australian scientists revealed Tuesday they are us
Micro-sensors stuck to honey bees to help solve mass deaths
The Star / Posted 4 days ago
SYDNEY, Aug 25, 2015 (AFP) - Australian scientists revealed Tuesday they are using micro-sensors attached to honey bees as part of a global push to understand the key factors driving a worldwide population decline of the pollinators. There has been... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Micro-sensors stuck to honey bees to help solve mass deathsSYDNEY - Australian scientists revealed on Tuesday they are using micro-sensors
Micro-sensors stuck to honey bees to help solve mass deaths
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 4 days ago
SYDNEY - Australian scientists revealed on Tuesday they are using micro-sensors attached to honey bees as part of a global push to understand the key factors driving a worldwide population decline of the pollinators. Australian scientists use... Read more
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PhysOrg
Micro-sensors stuck to honey bees to help solve mass deathsAustralian scientists use micro-sensors attached to honey bees as part of a glo
Micro-sensors stuck to honey bees to help solve mass deaths
PhysOrg / Posted 4 days ago
Australian scientists use micro-sensors attached to honey bees as part of a global push to understand the key factors driving a worldwide population decline of the pollinators Australian scientists revealed on Tuesday they are using micro-sensors... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Micro-sensors stuck to honey bees to help solve mass deathsThere has been a sharp plunge in the population of honey bees, which pollinate
Micro-sensors stuck to honey bees to help solve mass deaths
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 4 days ago
There has been a sharp plunge in the population of honey bees, which pollinate about 70 percent of global crops, or one-third of food that humans eat including fruits and vegetables, raising fears over food security. Researchers have said the... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Zoo slammed for this attraction which leaves tiger cub 'crying out in distress'A zoo which has advertised a 'Swim with a Tiger' for visitors has been slammed
Zoo slammed for this attraction which leaves tiger cub 'crying out in distress'
Daily Mirror / Posted 5 days ago
A zoo which has advertised a 'Swim with a Tiger' for visitors has been slammed by animal rights groups for putting their animals in cruel situations. But social media commentators are disturbed by the treatment of the cubs, and Peta is calling... Read more
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Newser
Science Finally Figured Out How to Bring You a Tastier Store-Bought Tomato– Researchers for the US Department of Agriculture believe they've found an ine
Science Finally Figured Out How to Bring You a Tastier Store-Bought Tomato
Newser / Posted 8 days ago
– Researchers for the US Department of Agriculture believe they've found an inexpensive way to make store-bought tomatoes taste better (other than slapping them between mozzarella and basil, of course). Quartz reports tomatoes from the supermarket... Read more
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Business Insider
Deere crushes earnings estimates and slashes its forecast for the rest of the yearJohn Deere reported third quarter earnings results on Friday morning, beating e
Deere crushes earnings estimates and slashes its forecast for the rest of the year
Business Insider / Posted 8 days ago
John Deere reported third quarter earnings results on Friday morning, beating expectations on earnings, but cutting its outlook for equipment sales. The maker of huge machinery used in agriculture and construction reported adjusted earnings per... Read more
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iol.co.za
Want tasty tomatoes? Try this trickREUTERSIf you've ever compared a farm-fresh heirloom tomato to the average frui
Want tasty tomatoes? Try this trick
iol.co.za / Posted 8 days ago
REUTERSIf you've ever compared a farm-fresh heirloom tomato to the average fruit from a grocery store, you know the latter is a pale substitution. Washington - If you've ever compared a farm-fresh heirloom tomato to the average fruit from a grocery... Read more
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Contra Costa Times Newspapers
Santa Cruz Biotech faces third USDA complaint alleging animal mistreatment; shooting goat in the headSANTA CRUZ -- Santa Cruz Biotechnology, one of the largest global suppliers of
Santa Cruz Biotech faces third USDA complaint alleging animal mistreatment; shooting goat in the head
Contra Costa Times Newspapers / Posted 9 days ago
SANTA CRUZ -- Santa Cruz Biotechnology, one of the largest global suppliers of antibodies used in research, is facing a third complaint by the U.S. Department of Agriculture alleging the company "willfully violated" the federal Animal Welfare Act,... Read more
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The Daily Review
Santa Cruz Biotech faces third USDA complaint alleging animal mistreatment; shooting goat in the headSANTA CRUZ -- Santa Cruz Biotechnology, one of the largest global suppliers of
Santa Cruz Biotech faces third USDA complaint alleging animal mistreatment; shooting goat in the head
The Daily Review / Posted 9 days ago
SANTA CRUZ -- Santa Cruz Biotechnology, one of the largest global suppliers of antibodies used in research, is facing a third complaint by the U.S. Department of Agriculture alleging the company "willfully violated" the federal Animal Welfare Act,... Read more
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iol.co.za
Wheat hits 17-month highJohannesburg - South African wheat climbed to a 17-month high as a weaker rand
Wheat hits 17-month high
iol.co.za / Posted 9 days ago
Johannesburg - South African wheat climbed to a 17-month high as a weaker rand made inbound shipments more expensive for the country that’s a net importer of the grain. Wheat futures for delivery in December rose as much as 0.8 percent to R4 111... Read more
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WWAY 3 Wilmington
North Topsail leaders pursue more dredgingNORTH TOPSAIL BEACH, NC (WWAY) — North Topsail Beach Town leaders are trying to
North Topsail leaders pursue more dredging
WWAY 3 Wilmington / Posted 9 days ago
NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH, NC (WWAY) — North Topsail Beach Town leaders are trying to find money to pay for the next beach re-nourishment project. The Town completed Phase One in 2013 which restored the northern 1.5 miles. Phase Five which restored the... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Gay Keating: Medicines should continue to block TPPAThe Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) was stumbling over cows, cars an
Gay Keating: Medicines should continue to block TPPA
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 9 days ago
The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) was stumbling over cows, cars and biologic medicines at the end of last month. Since then, the leaked text from the May round of negotiations confirms what's at stake for medicines. Concessions already... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
How to make supermarket tomatoes taste home-grownBut scientists from the US Department of Agriculture found that a simple treatm
How to make supermarket tomatoes taste home-grown
Daily Telegraph / Posted 10 days ago
But scientists from the US Department of Agriculture found that a simple treatment process can dramatically boost the flavour of transported tomatoes. Dr Jinhe Bai said: "Ideally, tomatoes should be picked ripe and then sold immediately, as they are... Read more
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Times of Malta
Dunking tomatoes in hot water before they ripen makes them taste betterTomatoes sold in supermarkets can be made to taste better by dunking them in ho
Dunking tomatoes in hot water before they ripen makes them taste better
Times of Malta / Posted 10 days ago
Tomatoes sold in supermarkets can be made to taste better by dunking them in hot water before they ripen, a study has found. The research could result in tomatoes bought from stores being as flavoursome as those straight off the vine. Typically... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Want supermarket tomatoes to taste better? Dunk them in hot water | Irish Examiner Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 10:01 AM Ever felt that the
Want supermarket tomatoes to taste better? Dunk them in hot water
Irish Examiner / Posted 10 days ago
| Irish Examiner Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 10:01 AM Ever felt that the tomatoes you bought in a supermarket were... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Here's the secret to making tomatoes taste better than everThe answer to beautiful looking but watery tasting tomatoes is on the horizon,
Here's the secret to making tomatoes taste better than ever
Daily Mirror / Posted 10 days ago
The answer to beautiful looking but watery tasting tomatoes is on the horizon, according to new research. The secret, it seems, is hot water. A new study suggests that adding or rearranging a few simple steps in commercial processing could... Read more
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Evening Standard
'Dunk supermarket tomatoes in hot water to improve the taste'Tomatoes sold in supermarkets can be made to taste better by dunking them in ho
'Dunk supermarket tomatoes in hot water to improve the taste'
Evening Standard / Posted 10 days ago
Tomatoes sold in supermarkets can be made to taste better by dunking them in hot water before they ripen, a study has found. The research could result in tomatoes bought from stores being as flavoursome as those straight off the vine. Typically... Read more
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ABC Montana
Tiger Video Has PETA Upset and Bozeman Business Under the MicroscopeIt's video that's gone viral on the internet, and it has the Bozeman business A
Tiger Video Has PETA Upset and Bozeman Business Under the Microscope
ABC Montana / Posted 10 days ago
It's video that's gone viral on the internet, and it has the Bozeman business Animal of Montana under fire. An online video has many people asking why a Bengal Tiger appears to be loose in an abandoned building in Detroit, and why some people have... Read more
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CBS 19 Tyler
This herb may rival DEET in repelling mosquitoes(NEWSER) – Native North Americans have long used the fragrant herb sweetgrass t
This herb may rival DEET in repelling mosquitoes
CBS 19 Tyler / Posted 11 days ago
(NEWSER) – Native North Americans have long used the fragrant herb sweetgrass to ward off biting insects like mosquitoes, and new research shows how the traditional repellent works chemically. About to share their findings with the American Chemical... Read more
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Newser
This Herb May Rival DEET in Repelling Mosquitoes. Native North Americans Have Long Used It.– Native North Americans have long used the fragrant herb sweetgrass to ward of
This Herb May Rival DEET in Repelling Mosquitoes. Native North Americans Have Long Used It.
Newser / Posted 11 days ago
– Native North Americans have long used the fragrant herb sweetgrass to ward off biting insects like mosquitoes, and new research shows how the traditional repellent works chemically. About to share their findings with the American Chemical Society,... Read more
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New Kerala
Cultivate sweetgrass to keep mosquitoes away A team of US researchers has identified compounds in traditional sweetgrass t
Cultivate sweetgrass to keep mosquitoes away
New Kerala / Posted 12 days ago
A team of US researchers has identified compounds in traditional sweetgrass that keep mosquitoes at bay. A meadow grass, sweetgrass gives off a sweet aroma that repels the insects. Native north Americans... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Myanmar halts rice exports as floods hit cropChildren take a bath in floodwaters at a temporary shelter for victims of flood
Myanmar halts rice exports as floods hit crop
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 15 days ago
Children take a bath in floodwaters at a temporary shelter for victims of flooding in Kyaung Gone township of Ayeyarwaddy Region, Myanmar, 13 August 2015. (EPA photo) Related Stories Myanmar halted rice shipments after floods over the past month... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Investigation into SeaWorld urged by animal right campaigners | Irish Examiner Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 06:42 PM Animal rights group
Investigation into SeaWorld urged by animal right campaigners
Irish Examiner / Posted 16 days ago
| Irish Examiner Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 06:42 PM Animal rights group Peta is urging federal officials to investigate... Read more
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Times of Malta
Investigate SeaWorld Orlando, urges PetaAnimal rights group Peta is urging federal officials to investigate SeaWorld Or
Investigate SeaWorld Orlando, urges Peta
Times of Malta / Posted 16 days ago
Animal rights group Peta is urging federal officials to investigate SeaWorld Orlando after a vet said she observed violations of the animal welfare act on a recent visit. Peta expert Heather Rally said that she saw dolphins with skin abnormalities,... Read more
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iol.co.za
Missed breakfast? Not to worry.At 8:30 in the morning for four weeks, one group of subjects got oatmeal, anot
Missed breakfast? Not to worry
iol.co.za / Posted 16 days ago
.At 8:30 in the morning for four weeks, one group of subjects got oatmeal, another got frosted corn flakes and a third got nothing. Washington - Researchers at a New York City hospital several years ago conducted a test of the widely-accepted notion... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
SeaWorld pushes back against Peta's new animal abuse allegationsThe People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals have launched a renewed attack
SeaWorld pushes back against Peta's new animal abuse allegations
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 17 days ago
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals have launched a renewed attack against SeaWorld with claims by the organization’s veterinarian Dr Heather Rally that she found multiple violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act at a SeaWorld park in... Read more
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PhysOrg
Cheap milk is a global phenomenon – so don't blame the supermarketsCredit: US Department of Agriculture, CC BY British dairy farmers are once agai
Cheap milk is a global phenomenon – so don't blame the supermarkets
PhysOrg / Posted 17 days ago
Credit: US Department of Agriculture, CC BY British dairy farmers are once again protesting over the low prices on offer for their milk. They worry that too many producers are going bust, and that long-term milk supplies are at risk. Supermarkets... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
U.S. Boosts Feeding Program in Rwanda SchoolsThe United States of America, department of agriculture on Monday committed $ 2
U.S. Boosts Feeding Program in Rwanda Schools
AllAfrica.com / Posted 17 days ago
The United States of America, department of agriculture on Monday committed $ 25 million for a schools feeding program in Rwanda. "Rwanda's education program is performing well and needs to be accompanied," says Erica J. Barks-Ruggles, the US... Read more
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PhysOrg
UK bottom of European avoidable food waste leagueThe UK produces the highest amount of avoidable food waste in Europe -- equival
UK bottom of European avoidable food waste league
PhysOrg / Posted 17 days ago
The UK produces the highest amount of avoidable food waste in Europe -- equivalent to a tin of beans per person per day. Those are the findings from a team of researchers based at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. Credit: US... Read more
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iol.co.za
Cold coffee is hot businessREUTERSA Guy and Gallard cafeteria employee serves a nitrogen-infused cold brew
Cold coffee is hot business
iol.co.za / Posted 20 days ago
REUTERSA Guy and Gallard cafeteria employee serves a nitrogen-infused cold brew coffee from Brooklyn-based roaster Gillies Coffee out of a tap at its cafeteria in New York. Picture: Eduardo Munoz New York - For US coffee shops, business usually... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
A Tree Promotes LifeMore often than not, trees are planted in July and August, as well as in June t
A Tree Promotes Life
AllAfrica.com / Posted 23 days ago
More often than not, trees are planted in July and August, as well as in June to some extent, in the Ethiopian context. Trees can be planted in road sides, wide compounds, educational institutions as well as in select places that highly deserve... Read more
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Zero Hedge
The Damage Is Done... Something Will Have To GiveSubmitted by Eugen von Bohm-Bawerk via Bawerk.net, In several articles we have
The Damage Is Done... Something Will Have To Give
Zero Hedge / Posted 24 days ago
Submitted by Eugen von Bohm-Bawerk via Bawerk.net, In several articles we have shown how the world changed from the 1970s with the breakdown of the old Bretton-Woods system. For example, in China’s unfortunate dependence on the Eurodollar expansion... Read more
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PhysOrg
Students create tool to stop pests in their tracks(From L to R): College students Ashish Gauli, Nathan Wikle and Ryan Yan have de
Students create tool to stop pests in their tracks
PhysOrg / Posted 24 days ago
(From L to R): College students Ashish Gauli, Nathan Wikle and Ryan Yan have developed a website tool to help in the fight against invasive species. Credit: NIMBioS Every day, invasive species threaten the health of vital agricultural and natural... Read more

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