Tag: "commodities" at biology news
Phase Out Planned For One Of Top Five U.S. Pesticides, Plant Doctors Respond
...soils prior to planting,and another 11% is used on commodities
to control pests afterharvest. Without the good work agricultural scientists, like plantpathologists, are putting into finding and implementing alternativepest control tools, the loss of methyl bromide could have a fargreater impact on growers, shipp...
Scientists Trace The Origin Of "Idaho Potatoes"
...tailers to misidentify the geographicorigin of raw commodities
and food products--a practice that hurts consumers...nalysis can determine the geographic origin of raw commodities
and food products. According to the study, trace elements present in fruits and vegetables relateto...
Science-Based Decision Guide May Be Answer To EPA's Controversial Rule
...cides. "Moreover, labeling seeds or crop commodities
as pesticides wouldundermine global public confidence in the safety of the U.S. food supply. Ifplants are safe for human consumption, there is no reason to label them aspesticidal, creating unnecessary concern for consumers worldwide." As ...
Counting elephants by monitoring sounds
...hen wild populations that were considered ascommon commodities
are being depleted, and we're confronted with the fact thatwe know very little about these populations," says John Hart, a survey plannerwhose long-term studies in forest environments are supported by the WildlifeConservation Society. "How can decis...
Vanderbilt archaeological team unearths buried Maya royal palace
...aya, allowed them to control the trade in precious commodities
between the Guatemalan highlands and the jungle lowlands. The record shows that they used their wealth to form alliances throughout the Maya world. The researchers think that the palace had such a large number of rooms to house visiting royalty from ...
View of forest insects changing from pests to partners
...duce new solutions to maximize the yield of forest commodities
while achieving conservation goals and healthier ecosystems. "It's really simple on one level," Schowalter said. "We have to pay more than lip service to the balance of nature."...
Homeland security highlights from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
...raining. There is growing concern that materials, commodities
or components that could be used to develop or deploy weapons of mass destruction must be kept inside their originating countries or prevented from moving through other countries. Stopping smuggling relies just as much on a border enforcement officer...
Professor develops strategies to control exotic plant species
...oss in productivity among our primary agricultural commodities
due to competition with exotic plants totals about $7.4 billion dollars annually, and an additional $3.6 to $5.4 billion is spent trying to control these pest species. In response to the posing threat, the Federal Interagency Committee has developed...
More people are getting sick from eating fresh fruits
... can be difficult, if not impossible. Unlike other commodities
such as beef and chicken, which are rigorously inspected, methods to detect pathogens on fresh produce are less advanced and the sporadic nature of most contamination further limits the effectiveness of testing. "Plant disease scientists know a lot ...
Report to aid nation in managing freshwaters
... and the well-being of society because it provides commodities
and services in consumption, irrigation, and transportation. The report, "Meeting Ecological and Societal Needs for Freshwater," published in the November 2002 issue of the journal Ecological Applications (Vol. 12, pp 247-260), explains the requirem...
Science Picks-Leads, Feeds and Story Seeds (June 2003)
...duction, trade, and resources for about 90 mineral commodities
from around the world. For fun facts see: http://minerals.usgs.gov/west/factfaq.shtml . Diane Noserale, firstname.lastname@example.org , 703-648-4333....
National lab trains U. S. customs agents against WMD
...and investigate the illicit movement of materials, commodities
and components associated with the development or ...seizures of special nuclear materials and dual-use commodities
overseas. Since its creation in 1997, RADACAD has trained more than 300 border agents from nearly 2...