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Researchers find no safe place to sit in California tick-infested forest

...af litter for set amounts of time. Lane noted that turkey hunters can easily spend up to an hour or longer sitting with their backs against trees while trying to call in toms during the spring hunting season. After each activity, in scenes strikingly reminiscent of primate grooming behavior, the researcher...

Turkey genome research may help producers breed a better turkey

...ttawa, October 2, 2003 To the average person, the turkey genome may seem to be a lot of "gobbledygook." Bu... the journal, Genome, will help to ensure that the turkey that we "gobble down" at our Thanksgiving feasts will be a bird that is truly best of breed. For the...

Edible food wraps can keep kids' sandwiches fresh and the environment cleaner

... using something unique wrapped around their tuna, turkey or PB&J sandwiches. Edible vegetable and fruit wraps, among the latest developments from modern chemistry, could keep lunches fresher longer and be substituted for some non-biodegradable wraps, says the creator, food chemist Tara McHugh, Ph.D. McHugh...

Genetic diversity necessary for optimal ecosystem functioning, according to UGA research

...W. Mellon Foundation. The study was conducted on a turkey oak (Quercus laevis Walter) sandhills community at UGA's Savannah River Ecology Laboratory in Aiken, SC where Madritch and Hunter analyzed the decomposition of nine different single tree litter treatments and one mixed treatment that contained litter...

Bronx Zoo feathers help save rare birds half a world away

...nservation Society has also been supplying painted turkey feathers that indigenous people use in hats and capes, as well as wear on their hands during dances. This was a cooperative effort involving 15 accredited zoos across the U.S. to help save these species, said Dr. Sheppard, the Bronx Zoos Curator of ...

Purdue researchers track deadly foodborne bacterium

...f the ground chicken, and 30 percent of the ground turkey sold. Six percent of ready-to-eat luncheon meats were found to contain the pathogen. Bhunia says healthy individuals usually do not suffer from the disease caused by the bacterium. "Not everyone is sensitive to Listeria monocytogenes," Bhunia says. "...

To combat poaching, Florida officials use wildlife forensics

...least one that involved suspected poaching of wild turkey hens (only gobblers can be hunted in Florida.) Clark determined the meat came from female turkeys, strengthening the case against the suspected poacher. Other cases have involved alligator snapping turtle meat and Florida black bear meat. In yet ano...

Perils on your plate

...nu as a cheap stunt. According to the menu, roast turkey and beef contain natural heterocyclic amines, substances whichtrigger DNA mutations and cause cancer in rodents. Rats also develop cancer when fed with the dyestuffaniline, which occurs naturally in carrots. But if you're feeling particularly brave,...

Fossil Footprints Show Foot-Movement Similarity In Dinosaurs And Birds

... places had never been considered until we saw the turkey doit." Although the Greenlandic prints closely match those made by modern-day ground-dwelling birds, there are important differences, said theresearchers. The first toe (our "big" toe) is reversed in most birds, allowing the foot t...

Emu Meat Not A Popular Choice Among Consumers, Study Shows

...u and ostrich. Participants rated beef and turkey higher than emu for tenderness,texture and overall acceptability. Beef was rated the highest for flavor, withturkey and emu rated equally for flavor, although some participants said emu hada "gamey" taste. "The biggest complaint you get with ...

Water Recycling Project Tested in Turkey Plant

... the plants. The Cargill, Inc., Honeysuckle White turkey processing plant in Springdale,Ark., is the site o.... One gallon of water is required to process each turkey going through thechill water processing. With turkeys going through the process all day longand new ...

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