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Olive oil assays may help assure authenticity

Though the price makes you wince, you might just buy that bottle of your favorite olive oil anyway. Perhaps it's exactly what you want for the salad dressing you're making tonight and for your special stir-fry ...

May 10, 2013 4 / 5 (1) 0

From Chicken Feathers to Flower Pots

Chicken feathers, usually an unwanted byproduct of poultry processing, may have a more valuable future as an ingredient in biodegradable flower pots, according to an Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist.

Sep 09, 2009 4.3 / 5 (3) 0

Funky food from fruit by-products

Researchers have found that reusing the by-products of fruit and cereal processing could help promote the sustainability of the food industry, as long as its overall environmental fingerprint is clearly evaluated.

Apr 30, 2013 not rated yet 0

Fragrant attraction brings fish to the hook

The Norwegian research institutes NOFIMA and SINTEF and newly launched company Polybait have been utilising odours from the ocean's larder to develop a cream that can be smeared on fishing gear to attract ...

Aug 22, 2013 not rated yet 0

Cleaner fracking

The technology that opened a wealth of new natural gas resources in the U.S. is producing millions of gallons of dirty water—enough from one typical gas well to cover a football field to a depth of 9-15 feet. Cleaning up ...

Oct 17, 2012 5 / 5 (1) 0

Optical water quality assessment

Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have proven that measuring fluorescence could improve source water monitoring during a study of the McKenzie River in Oregon. The study was designed to assess ...

Dec 14, 2010 4.5 / 5 (2) 0