Tag: "consumers" at biology news
AAAS Panel -- Sustainable aquaculture critical to feed the world
...hrimp, and increase the efficiency of feed. "U.S. consumers
represent the largest shrimp market in the world yet domestic production of farmed shrimp is low. Our research shows that selective breeding techniques for shrimp can help make this a more profitable venture and draw more farmers to grow shrimp in t...
Flavanols in cocoa may offer benefits to the brain
...ork with the Kuna Indians of Panama, who are heavy consumers
of cocoa. The indigenous population still living on the Islands near Panama consume a type of cocoa rich in flavanols on a daily basis and experience unusually low rates of hypertension and cardiovascular disease. Hollenbergs latest findings, which ...
Nanotech leaders explore paths from research lab to marketplace
...eting growing demand from industry, government and consumers
for improved technologies. "Nanotechnology is emerging as a major enabling solution for many of the world's technological problems," says Herb Goronkin, president of Phoenix-based Technology Acceleration Associates and chair of the conference advi...
Looking for life on Jupiter's icy moon Europa
...s, including both micro- and macroscopic forms and consumers
and predators." Just as turnover of Antarctic ice brings organisms to the top, so would the dynamic oceanographic and geologic processes evident on Europa's icy surface expose these life forms at the surface, where they could be detected by orbitin...
Unique tomatoes tops in disease-fighting antioxidants
...ry stores. The researchers suggest that interested consumers
seek out orange- and gold-colored heirloom tomatoes as an alternative to Tangerine tomatoes, but caution that they haven't tested how much or what kind of lycopene these varieties contain. Lycopene belongs to a family of antioxidants called the car...
UN, industry, others partner to create world standards for e-scrap recycling, harvesting components
...graded components." The StEP logo will signal to consumers
that e-scrap processes associated with a company's... will point the way for governments, companies and consumers
alike to reverse this growing international problem." "Collectively, the role of consumers
New report: Explosive growth changes salmon industry
... Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) which conveys to consumers
that wild salmon come from sustainable fisheries. "Labeling helps consumers
make informed choices," said Dr. Cathy Roheim, co-author of the study and professor of economics at ...
Tracking sperm whales and jumbo squid
...mmercial fisheries on Earth. Humans also are big consumers
of squid, including jumbo squid, now the target of a thriving commercial fishery in Baja California. "Even though this species is found only in the eastern Pacific, it reaches from Alaska to Chile and supports the largest cephalopod fishery in the wo...
Life cycle assessment essential to nanotech commercial development
...e cycle. It also enables governments, industry and consumers
to compare the environmental performance of a novel nanotech product with that of conventional products already on the market. Based on discussions among 27 international nanotechnology and LCA experts at a two-day workshop held in October 2006, th...
20 of world's 162 grouper species threatened with extinction
... of the tropics and sub-tropics. Around the world, consumers
pay up to $50 per kilogram for grouper. This sho...eas (MPAs), and more sustainable eating habits for consumers
of these fishes, said Sadovy, who organized the workshop. The workshop is part of a worldwide stud...
'Dipstick' test could reduce risk of food poisoning by rapidly detecting spoilage
...ly impact public health. Lavigne envisions that consumers
will be able to carry the dipsticks with them and use them anywhere, including homes and restaurants. The new test relies on the detection of a class of chemicals called nonvolatile biogenic amines. These compounds are generated during the bacteri...
Link between beef consumption during pregnancy and reduced sperm quality in sons
...f. In addition, three times more sons of high beef consumers
had a sperm concentration that would be classified...to her sons sperm concentration. Sons of high beef consumers
had an average sperm concentration of 43.1 million sperm per millimetre of seminal fluid, while sons...
Maternal beef diet could impact sperm counts, UR study suggests
...sperm counts and mothers who were the highest beef consumers
(seven or more beef meals per week), researchers could not pinpoint hormones, pesticides or other environmental chemicals in the animal fat as a direct cause. "What were really doing here is raising an issue," said Shanna H. Swan, Ph.D., director o...
Omega-3 fatty acids affect risk of depression, inflammation
...ession," Belury said. "The important message for consumers
is that they don't have to take mega-doses of omega-3 to have some impact. It might not take a whole lot to have a significant clinical impact," Belury said. The researchers are now starting a larger, more comprehensive randomized and controlled tr...
Forest elephants at risk from the illegal ivory trade
...bout the bloody legacy of the illegal ivory trade, consumers
outside Africa, particularly in Asia, continue to ...phant protection in their concessions. Ultimately, consumers
of unsustainable and illegally traded ivory must be educated to understand that their actions leave ...
UC Davis study finds high arsenic levels in herbal kelp supplements
...ng. Schenker's findingsoffer a cautionary tale for consumers
who use herbal treatments and dietarysupplements. The kelp samples analyzed in the study had consistentlyelevated levels of arsenic, but they were considerably lower thanpreviously documented concentrations found in other herbal remedies. "What con...
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- April 11, 2007
...l Science & Technology The cell telephones that consumers
in the United States discard by the millions each year classify as hazardous waste, according to a study published in the current (April 1) issue of the ACS Environmental Science & Technology , a semi-monthly journal. Oladele A. Ogunseitan and col...
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, April 2007
...ent of Energy, resulting in cleaner air and saving consumers
an estimated $3.6 billion over the expected 12-year product impact period. The patented technique, called Principal Components Regression Plus, overcomes problems inherent in other emissions predictive techniques that do not take into account real-wo...
Meeting the ethanol challenge: Scientists use supercomputer to target cellulose bottleneck
...orn prices have doubled in the past two years, and consumers
worldwide are feeling the pinch as food prices climb. A far better source is to produce ethanol from cellulose, easing pressure on foo d supplies and yielding greater greenhouse gas benefits. The fibrous part that makes up the bulk of plants, cell...
Not so contoversial anymore -- panel says moderate coffee drinking reduces many risks
...., Europe and Japan, persons who were heavy coffee consumers
had a lower risk of type 2 diabetes than persons who consumed little coffee. Interestingly, he says, associations were similar for caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee, suggesting that coffee components other than caffeine may be beneficial for gluco...
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