News tagged with agricultural industry

Lowering the color of crystals in sugar factories

Like diamonds, sugar crystals ideally are very pure and low in color. Now studies led by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) chemist Gillian Eggleston have provided a better understanding of the source of undesirable color ...

dateJun 23, 2011 in Biotechnology
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US Senate votes down ethanol subsidies

The US Senate voted Thursday to end a $6 billion subsidy for ethanol in a move that appeared largely symbolic but sends a message about the growing unease on support for the biofuel made mostly from corn.

dateJun 17, 2011 in Energy & Green Tech
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Dawn of agriculture took toll on health

When populations around the globe started turning to agriculture around 10,000 years ago, regardless of their locations and type of crops, a similar trend occurred: The height and health of the people declined.

dateJun 15, 2011 in Other
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Stink bug spread worries growers across nation

(AP) -- An insect with a voracious appetite, no domestic natural predators and a taste for everything from apples to lima beans has caused millions of dollars in crop damage and may just be getting started.

dateMay 20, 2011 in Ecology
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