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Good Ergonomics Is Good Economics

...reatly reduced, line speeds increased by 2% to 6%, profits increased because of more efficient de-boning, and $500,000 was saved in workers' compensation premiums (Ian Chong, personal communication). This is a good example of how a simple, inexpensive ergonomic solution sometimes can have a very high cost-be...

Vaccine Technology Takes Center Stage In Rochester

...ersal use in all children. Smith pouredmany of the profits back into research, and scientists were ableto use the same technology to create a promising vaccine againstthe pneumococcus bacterium, the leading cause of ear infectionsand the remaining cases of meningitis in children. At theconference, scientists...

Aquaculture: Not An Easy Answer To Overfishing

...nce the late1970s due to improved technology, high profits and government subsidy. Global aquaculture now accounts for one-fourth of all fish consumed byhumans. Almost half of the salmon and nearly one fourth of the shrimp consumedworldwide now comes from farms. Among the problems caused by s...

Sustainable Harvest Of Caiman Falls Short Of Potential

...lion. Until last year, a percentage of the caiman profits went directly to PROFAUNA,the Venezuelan wildlife department. In 1989, PROFAUNA received more than amillion dollars from caiman profits. Now, however, caimain funds will go insteadto the central government treasury, breaking the direct link between s...

Research Bears Fruit, And Patents

...ce -- tostart an industry and to increase growers' profits without asking them to domuch different. For example, we are trying to produce the seedlings'organically,' which means that the ones that survive best may be resistant topests; that could eliminate pesticide applications." The cooperative res...

Germany needs a national genome initiative

...titiveness of companiesand industrial nations with profits being made by means of novel products onlyin those countries that will be able to master these technologies and to providea home for appropriate companies. The innovative potential of geneticengineering will also create a novel category of work envir...

Two-for-one special: industrial enzymes and food

... farmers could increase their profits byas much as $100 to $200 per acre. In future research, Pacific Northwestplans to use unique promoters that would induce the enzyme-producing genein the foliage to "turn-o...

Stanford study supports novel rainforest protection plan

...nt of Madagascar may prefer to cash in on the huge profits offered by international timber corporations. "At a national level," says Kremen, "Madagascar can make more money now from sacrificing these incredible forests to logging companies than by protecting them. "Their loss would be a tragedy," she w...

Presbyterians vote in favor of fetal, embryonic, and stem cell research

...nd its meaning must not be obscured in the rush to profits and benefits promised by new biotechnologies." [Ibid., p. 365] 2. "Do Justice, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly" (1992), which included the following response to Commissioners' Resolution 89-33 from the 207th General Assembly (1989): "The [General Assembly] c...

Twelve new coral and fish species discovered off Madagascar

...al customs. Migrant fishermen do not return their profits to the local economy. Financial reinvestment is acutely necessary for the improvement of living standards, since residents suffer from poor health standards and few educational opportunities. The ten-member RAP team consisted of five Malagasy scient...

Ocean aquaculture: Technology, business practices, policies & caviar

...hood that it would, and quantify them to determine profits or losses. Operational considerations included transportation costs to and from the site, as well as biological uncertainties and interactions with fishing boats and gear, while market considerations dealt with supply and demand. Final results of ...

Shark fin soup: Scientists now can tell which kind of shark

...board space for more valuable species and maximize profits from shark catches, many commercial fishing boats simply cut off a shark's fins a practice known as finning and toss the mortally wounded fish back into the ocean. The new test uses a common genetic amplification method known as polymerase chain ...

Proposed remedy for forest fires puts economic interests first

...z said. "They want to maximize profits and boost the economy. On the other hand, federal leaders are charged with providing environmental protection for national forests as well as citizen access to policy making." ...

Rising ozone levels pose challenge to U.S. soybean production, scientists say

...'t sound like very much, but it is enough to steal profits away. Ozone levels are highly variable, depending on weather, so with this variability a 20 percent increase in ozone could occur next year." Ozone enters plants through stomata (tiny pores in the epidermal layer of leaves) and reduces photosynthesis...

Tourism to Earth's most threatened areas surges by over 100 percent in last decade

...ly and culturally rich locations that underpin the profits of the holiday and vacation business. Fortunately, there are many sparkling examples where tourism has balanced the needs of the industry and the visitor, with the needs of wildlife and people. We need to encourage and extend these across the globe s...

A realistic way to save rainforests

..." such as when a drug company made $200 million in profits selling cancer drugs developed from Madagascar's rosy periwinkle while that country "got nothing." McNeeley praised the Panama project led by Coley and Kursar as "an excellent first step" that "shows how to conduct more of the value-added bioprospec...

Landmark agreement between Samoa and UC Berkeley could help search for AIDS cure

...greement would return 20 percent of any commercial profits arising from the plant-derived compound to the people of Samoa. Keasling and his Samoan collaborators will freeze living cells from the mamala tree in liquid nitrogen so that extraction of the perishable RNA can be conducted in the laboratory. Then ...

Landmark gene agreement announced by Samoan government and UC Berkeley for anti-AIDS drug Prostratin

...greement would return 20 percent of any commercial profits arising from the plant-derived compound to the people of Samoa. Keasling and his Samoan collaborators will freeze living cells from the mamala tree in liquid nitrogen, so that extraction of the perishable RNA can be conducted in the laboratory. Then...

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