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Newswise: Taller, Higher Soil Bed Design Can Help Save Farmers Thousands of Dollars

Taller, Higher Soil Bed Design Can Help Save Farmers Thousands of Dollars

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

From Florida to Virginia, farmers are enjoying the fruits of Sanjay Shukla’s labor. His compact-bed geometry system allows growers to plant crops in tall soil beds, and the result is thousands of dollars in annual savings.

Channels: Agriculture, All Journal News, Food and Water Safety, Food Science, Engineering,

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19-Nov-2019 11:05 AM EST
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18-Nov-2019 3:30 PM EST
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Newswise: Four ways to curb light pollution, save bugs

Four ways to curb light pollution, save bugs

Washington University in St. Louis

Artificial light at night negatively impacts thousands of species: beetles, moths, wasps and other insects that have evolved to use light levels as cues for courtship, foraging and navigation. Writing in Biological Conservation, Brett Seymoure, the Grossman Family Postdoctoral Fellow of the Living Earth Collaborative at Washington University in St.

Channels: Agriculture, All Journal News, Food and Water Safety, Nature, Wildlife, Pollution,

Released:
18-Nov-2019 2:35 PM EST
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Newswise: RealEats wins $1M top prize in Grow-NY business competition

RealEats wins $1M top prize in Grow-NY business competition

Cornell University

RealEats, a Geneva, New York-based company that delivers freshly made meals using locally sourced ingredients, has been named winner of the $1 million grand prize in the inaugural Grow-NY business competition. RealEats was one of seven finalists to take home prize money during the Grow-NY Food and Ag Summit, held Nov. 12-13 at the Joseph A. Floreano Riverside Convention Center in Rochester. The competition, which will also be held in 2020 and 2021, was administered by Cornell University’s Center for Regional Economic Advancement.

Channels: Agriculture, All Journal News, Business Ethics, Entrepreneurship, Food and Water Safety, Food Science, Local - New York,

Released:
18-Nov-2019 1:05 PM EST
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Researchers study impact of contaminants in floodwaters

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Last spring’s historic flooding along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers may have distributed toxic contaminants along wide flood routes. Researchers know little about how these materials may affect public health and safety in rural and urban areas. But a group of geologists and geological engineers from Missouri University of Science and Technology is working to find out.

Channels: All Journal News, Agriculture, Climate Science, Environmental Health, Food and Water Safety, Geology, Public Health, Rural Issues, Floods,

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14-Nov-2019 1:25 PM EST
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After trade deal, unhealthy foods flowed into Central America, Dominican Republic, study finds

University at Buffalo

The study analyzes availability of non-nutritious food in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic in the years after the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) was signed between those countries and the U.S.

Channels: Agriculture, All Journal News, Economics, Food and Water Safety, Food Science, Public Health,

Released:
13-Nov-2019 4:00 PM EST
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Newswise: An Exercise in Collaboration - What to Do if There was an African Swine Fever Epidemic in the U.S.

An Exercise in Collaboration - What to Do if There was an African Swine Fever Epidemic in the U.S.

Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

Last year DHS S&T intensified vaccine research efforts in collaboration with USDA by creating an African Swine Fever Task Force, based out of the S&T PIADC in New York state. The Task Force’s primary focus is on developing a vaccine and improving the diagnostics for African swine fever.

Channels: Agriculture, All Journal News, Economics, Food and Water Safety, Global Food News, China News,

Released:
12-Nov-2019 1:50 PM EST
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Diabetes food myths: Is sea salt healthier than table salt?

LifeBridge Health

Is sea salt healthier than table salt? Does late-night snacking really cause you to weight gain?

Channels: Diabetes, Food and Water Safety, Health Food, Nutrition, Obesity, Weight Loss,

Released:
7-Nov-2019 1:05 PM EST
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