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UF/IFAS Researcher Finds Way to Cut Cost, Save Water and Help the Environment by Changing One Simple Thing

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Not only did the tall narrow rows grow the same amount of vegetables, they retained more fertilizers – reducing what would have leached into groundwater – and they would need half the amount of water. In addition, he cut fumigation rates for pests by as much as 50 percent.

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New Study: Consumers Don't View GMO Labels as Negative 'Warnings'

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A new study released just days after the U.S. House passed a bill that would prevent states from requiring labels on genetically modified foods reveals that GMO labeling would not act as warning labels and scare consumers away from buying products with GMO ingredients.

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National University of Singapore and Georgia Institute of Technology Launch New Centre for Next Generation Logistics

The Faculty of Engineering at National University of Singapore (NUS Engineering), in collaboration with the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), has launched the Centre for Next Generation Logistics today. The virtual Centre will work closely with government agencies and the industry to perform cutting-edge research in logistics and supply chain systems for translation into innovations and commercialisation to achieve transformative economic and societal impact.

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Medicare Payment Cuts, Schizophrenia Gene, Leukemia Treatment, and More Top Stories 24 July 2015

Other topics include ethnic disparities in pain treatment, colon cancer and IBD, halting Liver cancer, and more...

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Warehouse Jobs Pay Poorly, Lack Health Insurance

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Warehouses provide jobs for thousands of workers in Inland Southern California. But a majority of blue-collar warehouse jobs typically pay less than a living wage, are often temporary, and do not provide health-care benefits, according to UC Riverside researchers.

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New Study Shows Like-Kind Exchange Tax Provision Benefits U.S. Economy

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A groundbreaking new economic study of the U.S. commercial real estate market released last month highlights the critical role the “like-kind exchange” tax provision plays in strengthening our economy, safeguarding property values and stabilizing rents.

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Florida Hispanics Better Off Financially and Expect Conditions to Continue to Improve, Latest FAU Poll Says

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A majority of Hispanics in Florida say they’re better off financially than they were a year ago and expect the good times to continue for themselves and business in the U.S., according to the latest survey conducted by FAU's Business and Economics Polling Initiative in the College of Business.

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Economic Slump, Not Natural Gas Boom, Responsible for Drop in CO2 Emissions

The 11 percent decrease in climate change-causing carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S. between 2007 and 2013 was caused by the global financial recession – not the reduced use of coal, research from the University of California Irvine, the University of Maryland, and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis shows.

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Poverty’s Most Insidious Damage Is to a Child’s Brain

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A new study, published July 20 in JAMA Pediatrics, provides even more compelling evidence that growing up in poverty has detrimental effects on the brain. In an accompanying editorial, child psychiatrist Joan L. Luby, MD, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, writes that “early childhood interventions to support a nurturing environment for these children must now become our top public health priority for the good of all.”

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New Book Shows Companies How to Lift People out of Extreme Poverty While Also Turn a Profit

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More than a dozen years have passed since Professor Stuart Hart co-authored the landmark paper “The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid.” Two books and major investments followed from corporations looking to capitalize from -- and liberate -- the four billion people living on $8 a day.