Archive for August, 2015

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  • Local food movement rooted in relationships and values

    More Americans than ever before are supporting their local food markets, and it's not just because they believe the food is fresher and tastes better. According to a new University of Iowa study, people are shopping farmers markets and joining food coops at record numbers because they enjoy knowing who grows their food. These so-called "locavores" are also driven to eat locally grown produce and meat because their commitment to do so makes them feel a ...

    Posted at August 27, 2015 | By : | Categories : Company News | Comments Off on Local food movement rooted in relationships and values
  • Plant growth requires teamwork between two hormones: Molecular mechanism of plant growth explained

    Two growth-promoting groups of substances, or phytohormones, the gibberellins and the brassinosteroids, are used independently of each other for the breeding and production of crop plants. A team of scientists at Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now discovered that the two act in concert -- without brassinosteroids, a plant is unable to produce gibberellins. Growth defects of the model research plant thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana) ...

    Posted at August 20, 2015 | By : | Categories : Company News | Comments Off on Plant growth requires teamwork between two hormones: Molecular mechanism of plant growth explained
  • Great plains agricultural greenhouse gas emissions could be eliminated

    Researchers from the Natural Resource Ecology Lab at Colorado State University and their partners have completed a historical analysis of greenhouse gas emissions from the U.S. Great Plains that demonstrates the potential to completely eliminate agricultural greenhouse gas emissions from the region. The article, appearing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, used historical agricultural census data and ecosystem models to estimate the magnitude of annual greenhouse gas emissions from all agricultural sources (e.g., ...

    Posted at August 12, 2015 | By : | Categories : Company News | Comments Off on Great plains agricultural greenhouse gas emissions could be eliminated
  • Fighting mosquito resistance to insecticides

    Controlling mosquitoes that carry human diseases is a global health challenge as their ability to resist insecticides now threatens efforts to prevent epidemics. Scientists from the CNRS, IRD, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Université Joseph Fourier in Grenoble and Institut Pasteur in French Guiana have identified new genetic markers for mosquito resistance to insecticides, which could improve its detection in the field. This work was published in Genome Research on 23 July 2015. The ability ...

    Posted at August 6, 2015 | By : | Categories : Company News | Comments Off on Fighting mosquito resistance to insecticides
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