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Nine emerging trends in pet food

Four out of five pet owners now consider their pet a member of the family, and consumers are shifting their priorities when it comes to purchasing food for their pets accordingly (Mintel, Pet Food, 2013).

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LEDs shine in bedding plant production study

Growers of annual bedding plant seedlings or plugs work to produce compact, fully rooted transplants with a large stem diameter and high root dry mass—qualities that make seedlings less susceptible to damage during shipping ...

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Probiotics for poultry production

In a study published in the Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, the research team reported that all three strains – which belong to the species Lactobacillus salivarius – would probab ...

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Organic standards go global

In the past, international trade of organic products between the U.S. and other countries has been difficult because of the wide variations in international organic standards and certification requirements. However, according ...

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Date labeling confusion contributes to food waste

Date labeling variations on food products contribute to confusion and misunderstanding in the marketplace regarding how the dates on labels relate to food quality and safety, according to a scientific review paper in the ...

Survey reveals consumers' pecan preferences

High-profile marketing campaigns for nuts such as pistachios and almonds have become familiar to consumers throughout the United States. Shining a spotlight on these products has increased public awareness ...

Nineteen Tomato varieties evaluated under organic guidelines

The recent surge in organic farming has created a need for enhanced research efforts to inform the agricultural sector. George Boyhan from the Department of Horticulture at the University of Georgia says that "variety evaluations"—studies ...

Smithsonian asks judge's help with bug collection

Entomologist Carl J. Drake spent his life studying bugs. When he died in 1965, he left his life savings and his vast insect collection to the Smithsonian. But now Drake's will has become something of a pest.

Fossil arthropod went on the hunt for its prey

Coal gas boom in China holds climate change risks

Senegal closes border as UN warns on Ebola flare-up

Lilly psoriasis drug fares well in late-stage test

Sustainable algae cultivation making headway

Four years after the first optimistic calculations, the experimental cultivation of algae appears to be meeting expectations. Production costs have been more than halved, while the profit made on some crop components already ...

Heightened biosecurity threat is often exaggerated

The link between synthetic biology and heightened biosecurity threats is often exaggerated. In a report published today (22nd May) by King's College London, researchers say that in order to produce more refined ...

Several new apple varieties recommended for growers

'Fuji' apples have become increasingly popular among consumers, but the apple variety faces some challenges on its path to full consumer appreciation. Research has determined that "consumer acceptance" of apples depends largely ...

Berlin start-up pioneers fish-farm veggie garden

The ancient Aztecs and Chinese did it millenia ago, and now a Berlin start-up hopes it will feed 21st-century city dwellers using aquaponics, a combination of rearing fish and growing vegetables.

Hacking Gmail with 92 percent success

Severe drought is causing the western US to rise

Water and sunlight the formula for sustainable fuel

Counting sheep, dreaming of future technologies

The three-year Marsden-funded research titled "Counting Sheep: NZ Merino in an Internet of Things," aims to understand how collecting and sharing farm data online can reshape how people and animals interact with each other.

Microsoft to unveil new Windows software

Michigan team finds security flaws in traffic lights

Toothpaste fluorine formed in stars

Hitchhiking robot reaches journey's end in Canada

The ethics of driverless cars

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