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Many Dog Foods About Equal In Nutritional Value, Researchers Say
...tionfrom plant-based feed, but some plants such as soybeans
can result in greaterstool production and flatulence, neither of which is a desirable trait inindoor dogs. Premium meat-based foods produce fewer stools and less gas. They also may cost more, but they are often fed in lesser quantities becausethey c...
Corn Rootworm Changing Behavior, Posing New Threat To Crops
...st documented case of damage to corn planted after soybeans
occurredin 1993 in East Central Illinois. In 1995...ienced rootworminjury to first-year corn following soybeans
in 1997, and if they foundrootworm beetles in their soybean fields that are to be planted with corni...
Who Needs Flowers? Transgenic Plants Sprout Embryos On Leaves
... oils and proteins from corn,canola (rapeseed) and soybeans
-- essential food supplies forpeople and livestock. "Mature seeds contain lots of those oils and proteins. Theynourish the developing plant in the period after the seedgerminates and before photosynthesis begins," Harada said."Traditionally, we've h...
Biotech Foods Ready For Primetime, Experts Say
... margarine. In 1997, about 20 million acres of the soybeans
planted in the United States were genetically enhanced. Producers planted about 71 million acres in soybeans
that year. Milk uses biotechnology because about one-third of all dairy cattle in the United State...
Glenn To Perform Purdue Soybean Experiment In Space
...ility of pathogens to incorporate foreign DNA into soybeans
in microgravity. The experiment is a modification of a technique that is successfully used on earth. "How many people can say an American hero and U.S. senator is acting as their technician in space?" says Vierling. "John Glenn performing my experime...
Hopkins, Israeli Scientists Link Soybeans With Pain Relief
...ell. Scientists have recently shown that soybeans
can lower cholesterol inpeople. The vegetable is a source of omega-3 fatty acids and calcium andsupplies most of the essential amino acids people need to make proteins. Soybeans also may lessen some symptoms of menopause, though studies on thatremai...
Striking A Healthy Balance For The Elderly
... it to the time it reaches your lips. Forexample, soybeans
are low in zinc, but zinc from soy sauce absorbs better. Soit's very important that the elderly look at the whole picture," Kannan said. Other surveys indicate that one-third to two-thirds of the elderly regularlytake vitamin mineral supplements, wh...
Study: Microgravity May Enhance Gene Transfer In Plants
...arieties are expected to make up 70 percent of all soybeans
planted nationally."We will be growing crops in the future for more than just food, clothing orenergy," says Bula. "Medical vaccines can be incorporated into plants to providenatural protection from disease. Genes that can make plants resistant to in...
Purdue Students Win $4,500 For Vegetarian Gelatin Dessert
...ctually create potentiallycommercial products from soybeans
and their components," Tao says. "Teachingstudents...kford County, Ind., says that finding new uses for soybeans
is ahigh priority with soybean farmers. "The Soybean Innovation Contest at Purdue,funded by the Indi...
Agronomists offer alternative approaches to gulf pollution
...s, which are planted in the fall after the corn or soybeans
are harvestedand then are plowed under in the spring. "With a cover crop you have a place forthe nitrogen to go," she says. "With bare ground, nitrification is going on andthe nitrate is getting away. With plants, they take it up and hold on to it.Th...
Modifying plant genes without foreign DNA
...en the long-chain fatty acids found in plants like soybeans
-- making thefat in them more heart-healthy like olive oil," he says. The technique called chimeraplasty was developed by Kimeragen Inc. of Newtown,Pa. In plants, chimeraplasty involves coating tiny gold particles with shortchimeric DNA/RNA molecul...
NSF awards large grant for Arabidopsis information resource
...oving agriculturally important crops such as corn, soybeans
and rice. To make best use of these data, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a five-year, $5.3 million grant to the Arabidopsis thaliana Information Resource (TAIR) project, a joint venture of the Carnegie Institution of Washington's ...
DBI News: Plant microbe interactions and nutrient use to be explored Nov. 16 at UD
...ent of more commercially important plants, such as soybeans
or peanuts that naturally form nitrogen-fixing roo... focus on the interaction between legumes, such as soybeans
and the alfalfa relative Medicago truncatula, and the bacterium Rhizobium, the basis for her cur...
Purdue researcher finds space fertile arena for gene transfers
...rth." The first space mission involved about 1,000 soybeans
in what Vierling describes as "a crude experiment....crease our efficiencies here," he says. The Purdue soybeans
will have another Purdue Boilermaker connection while on board the space shuttle Atlantis this sprin...
Purdue researcher creates soy feed to keep fish on the table
...ees plant proteins as the logical alternative, and soybeans
as the best source of plant protein. Also, accordi...to get those nutrients out of a mix mostly made of soybeans
and corn. When he compared growth of grain-fed perch to perch fed the highest quality fish meal, he ...
GM seed may be more widespread than we think
...998, Britain imported a total of 491 000 tonnes of soybeans
for sowing from the US and Canada. If an estimated 1 per cent were GM, roughly 5000 tonnes of GM soybeans
were unwittingly imported. The Ministry of Agriculture does not break down statistics according to h...
Purdue joins Midwest effort to create biobased products
...y friendly technologies include plastics made from soybeans
and fuel made from corn. Members of the consortium are Ames Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, Iowa State University, Michigan State University, Purdue and the University of Illinois. At Purdue, the Laboratory of Renewable Resources Engineering...
Double crops, cut the acreage by 2010, predicts plant scientist
...nd., June 26, 2000 -- Imagine two crops of corn or soybeans
each growing season. Plant in March, harvest in July. Plant another crop, harvest in November. What to most farmers would sound like pure foolishness could become a reality within a decade, according to a Purdue University plant scientist. Ray Bressa...
Do fish farms really add to the world's supply of fish?
...ing to develop substitutes for fishmeal, including soybeans
and other plants. But fish oils, unlike vegetable oils, contain essential amino acids that carnivorous fish need to survive. Vegetarian fish It's a different story for fish that eat plants. According to the Nature study, the vast majority of animal...
Soybean pest native to China detected in U.S. for first time
...ntil now." "We just haven't seen aphid problems on soybeans
before," says John Wedberg, a UW-Madison extension...ms. But in extreme infestations -- often where the soybeans
were planted late in the season -- the plants develop crinkled or cupped leaves and they may yellow....
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