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USDA proposes changes to ‘National List' for organic producers

USDA PROPOSES CHANGES TO ‘NATIONAL LIST' FOR ORGANIC PRODUCERS

The National Organic Program that stands behind those USDA Organic seals on processed and fresh foods in the grocery store comes with...

Trending News on Crop Biotech in 2017

TRENDING NEWS ON CROP BIOTECH IN 2017

Did you know that scientists have designed rice plants that can flower on demand? How about the study on rice enriched with antioxidant...

 
 
 
Australia seeks comments on maximum residue limit changes

AUSTRALIA SEEKS COMMENTS ON MAXIMUM RESIDUE LIMIT CHANGES

Food Standards Australia New Zealand has called for comment submissions on a proposal to change maximum residue limits for some agricultural...

When A Single Reference is Not Enough

WHEN A SINGLE REFERENCE IS NOT ENOUGH

Maize is amazingly diverse. A study comparing genome segments from two inbred lines, for instance, revealed that half of the sequence...

 
 
 
URGENT: Tell the USDA to Provide Basic Protections for Farmed Animals

URGENT: TELL THE USDA TO PROVIDE BASIC PROTECTIONS FOR FARMED ANIMALS

Ten months ago, the U.S. Department of Agriculture was scheduled to implement rules that would provide basic protections for farmed...

Thorny details down on the farm still stalling FDA enforcement

THORNY DETAILS DOWN ON THE FARM STILL STALLING FDA ENFORCEMENT

In the seven years since the Food Safety Modernization Act became law, the question has always been the same. How is the Food and Drug...

 
 
 

CLASS A OR B DRIVER

APPLY TO BECOME A NAME BEHIND THE FLAME! For more than 70 years, people all across America have relied on Ferrellgas for their home,...

4 Ways GMO Answers helped to improve the GMO Conversation in 2017

4 WAYS GMO ANSWERS HELPED TO IMPROVE THE GMO CONVERSATION IN 2017

Since its launch in 2013, GMO Answers has been dedicated to answering consumers' questions about genetically modified foods and encourage...

 
 
 
Dishpan Hans: 1938

DISHPAN HANS: 1938

October 1938. "Son of agricultural worker on steps of his home. Burlington County, New Jersey." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the FSA....

Real World Native Biocrusts: Microbial Metabolism

REAL WORLD NATIVE BIOCRUSTS: MICROBIAL METABOLISM

Biocrust amongst one of its many natural habitats, taken about 20 miles from the sampling site. Credit: Tami Swenson Arid lands, which...

 
 
 
Former Stray Breaks Record For Sniffing Out Airport Contraband

FORMER STRAY BREAKS RECORD FOR SNIFFING OUT AIRPORT CONTRABAND

8-year-old Beagle Mix, Skipper, was once a mere statistic, languishing in a Michigan shelter until a staff member recognized his potential...

Chemical cocktail: How pesticides amplify chemical damage to the environment

CHEMICAL COCKTAIL: HOW PESTICIDES AMPLIFY CHEMICAL DAMAGE TO THE ENVIRONMENT

It's been a long-known fact that certain chemicals pose a threat to nature and the environment - a major contributor of which are consumer...

 
 
 
Will Innovation Thrive in 2018?

WILL INNOVATION THRIVE IN 2018?

The ball has dropped and the calendar page has turned to yet another new month in another new year. How will this one be different?...

High Plains Irrigation Conference set Feb. 7 in Amarillo

HIGH PLAINS IRRIGATION CONFERENCE SET FEB. 7 IN AMARILLO

The annual High Plains Irrigation Conference will be Feb. 7 in the North Exhibit Hall of the Amarillo Civic Center, 401 S. Buchanan...

 
 
 

AEROBIC PROTEOBACTERIAL METHYLOTROPHS IN MOVILE CAVE: GENOMIC AND METAGENOMIC ANALYSES

Abstract Background Movile Cave is a unique ecosystem where the food web is sustained by microbial primary production, analogous to...

APPLICATION OF COMPOST AND CLAY UNDER WATER-STRESSED CONDITIONS INFLUENCES FUNCTIONAL DIVERSITY OF RHIZOSPHERE BACTERIA

Abstract Applications of compost and clay to ameliorate soil constraints such as water stress are potential management strategies for...

 
 
 

MOLECULAR BIOLOGY: RESEARCH ASSISTANT I/II

DESCRIPTION Lygos is a synthetic biology company developing novel microbial technologies for the fermentative production of commodity...

USING 16S RRNA GENE AS MARKER TO DETECT UNKNOWN BACTERIA IN MICROBIAL COMMUNITIES

Quantification and identification of microbial genomes based on next-generation sequencing data is a challenging problem in metagenomics....

 
 
 

LOCAL ELECTRICAL RESPONSES IN LEAVES MAKE PHOTOSYNTHESIS HEAT-TOLERANT

Plants exist in variable and often unfavorable environmental conditions, which requires the functioning of a variety of adaptive mechanisms...

Are Fungi the Natural Pesticides of the Future?

ARE FUNGI THE NATURAL PESTICIDES OF THE FUTURE?

By Laura Lynn Klein, OrganicAuthority.com Did you know that organic agriculture actually permits pesticide use? It's true - but we...