Tag: "farmers" at medical news
Flu pandemic coming, US not prepared
...ulling poultry or other livestock and compensating farmers
in the event of a pandemic, if necessary. Improve coordination, communication, and planning. The Department of Health and Human Services should develop a detailed plan to coordinate pandemic response at all levels, from local to national to internat...
Failing to aid Africa will lead to more terrorism
... science and investment generally benefit affluent farmers
and consumers. Pinstrup-Andersen, the 2001 World Food Prize laureate and chair of the Science Council for the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, a consortium of 15 international research agricultural centers that focuses on s...
Consumers to benefit from organic potato breakthrough
... on organic potatoes than othervarieties. Organic farmers
do not have powerful chemical fertilisers andpesti...Hopefully we can then encourage more consumers and farmers
alike to takethe healthy eating option and go organic," said Professor Leifert, addingthat valuable ...
Tabletop DNA test laboratory
... The portable mini-lab will also be able to help farmers
detect animal diseases, including foot and mouth or tuberculosis in cattle, in the field rather than taking samples back to a laboratory. Other applications include detecting genetic modifications (GM) in food at the food processing plant or wher...
Mad cow has confidence stirred, but not shaken
...dence seems to have been buoyed by the belief that farmers
and the government are taking appropriate measures to control mad cow disease. On a 1 to 10 scale where 10 meant "very confident," half of those interviewed assigned a rating of 8 or more to the government's ability to control the disease and convey...
Antibiotic use on swine farms increases efficiency, profits
...ing the growth-finisher stage of production. Swine farmers
operating a 1,020-head finishing barn, researchers found, realize a profit of 59 cents per pig in annual returns. "Antibiotics used for growth promotion have a positive impact on production efficiency and producer profitability," said principal in...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for August 2003 (second issue)
...ears of the study.) Most of the participants were farmers
and were involved in heavy to very heavy occupational activities, but all had retired by 1984. The study appears in the second issue for August 2003 of the American Thoracic Society's peer-reviewed American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care M...
Looking at pesticide labels through multi-colored glasses
...precautionary behavior when working on farms. The farmers
being interviewed are working at peanut and fruit farms in Giles County, Va., Wake County, N.C., and Orange County, N.C. The research project combines the disciplines of engineering, psychology, and cultural anthropology. The risk perception of migr...
Program wins first Youth Development Award from Grant Foundation
... by creating produce stands, community gardens and farmers
markets. In addition, a cultural reading program has helped solve some common reading problems within the African-American community. The National Academies provide science, engineering and medical advice to the federal government under a congress...
Stove improvements associated with reduced lung cancer risk in China
...rs to have decreased the risk of lung cancer among farmers
in rural China, a new study suggests. The findings...ng disease. In this retrospective study of 21,232 farmers
in Xuanwei, China, the authors compared the incidence of lung cancer among 17,184 farmers
Research at Great Lakes meeting shows more vitamin C in organic oranges than conventional oranges
...he burgeoning organic industry. On the other hand, farmers
considering a change from conventional to organic farming methods need to know what consumers expect, and what they are willing to pay for it. (This paper will be presented during a poster session, 6-10:00 PM, Sunday, June 2, in Memorial Hall in the...
Strong relationship between peasant farmers and city-dwellers in Zimbabwe
In Zimbabwe farmers
are highly dependent on family members in cities f...ers of the governing party who wish to evict white farmers
from their land. According to Jens Andersson this picture is not a true representation of the facts....
Bangladesh flood and drought forecasting could bring farmers, cholera victims relief
...n the banking industry, Grossman said. "Bangladesh farmers
understand the concept of probabilities and do wha... said Grossman. "We want to work with individual farmers
and be able to quantify that our forecasting scheme has a positive impact on subsistence farming. O...
Rutgers researchers developing technology to help New Jersey farmers "grow" pharmaceuticals
...Y, N.J. In research that could turn Garden State farmers
into highly profitable manufacturers of pharmaceut...ology Ilya Raskin plans to partner with New Jersey farmers
through Phytomedics, Inc., a Middlesex County company he founded in 1996, to grow plants for their t...
From preventing disease to softening our ride, Virginia Tech inventions and creations can improve lives
...e for tuberculosis and paratuberculosis and allows farmers
to vaccinate their cattle against the three diseases simultaneously. Patent 6,149,920 for "Over-expressing homologous antigen vaccine and a method of making the same" was awarded Nov. 21 and is licensed to Veterinary Technologies Corp. of Blacksburg,...
More evidence that soy may reduce breast cancer risk
...e world's supply. It is a major cash crop for U.S. farmers
with a value last year of $12.3 billion, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. More than 8,000 research papers will be presented during this year's International Chemical Congress, which is sponsored jointly by the American Chemical So...
Farmers tend to work long past typical retirement age, survey finds
...ep on farming.The survey of 13 counties found that farmers
are twice as likely to continue working beyond age... are people of similar age doing other jobs."These farmers
are not about to get off the tractor seat and relax in the rocking chair," said Andrew Sofranko, a p...
Supplements that target fat loss
metals that protect themselves
...p.m.) New crop protection method could save U.S. farmers
billions - Naturally occurring microorganisms coul...acres of wheat, barley and rye. Scab has cost U.S. farmers
$3 billion in the last 10 years. (AGFD 46, 3:20 p.m.) Can antioxidants beef up' plastic wrap? - Wh...
Missouri scientist takes 'rocky' road to NASA
...increments," Rickman said. Armed with this data, farmers
can improve crop health and yield by applying precise amounts of seed, fertilizer and pesticides as needed. Rickman's remote sensing work also has led to improvements of a more personal nature the gift of sight for the legally blind. Rickman was a...
Sub-saharan African music, visibly stressed E. coli, and the sounds of Mars at
National Acoustics meeting
...he explanation for the"sound of growing corn" that farmers
always hear? These and other questions will be addressed at the 138th Meeting of theAcoustical Society of America (ASA), which will be held at the Hyatt RegencyColumbus Hotel from November 1-5, 1999 in Columbus, Ohio. The ASA is thelargest scientifi...