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February 01, 2015
Tracking fish easier, quicker, safer with new injectable device
Richland WA (SPX) Jan 30, 2015
Fish no longer need to go under the knife to help researchers understand exactly how they swim through hydroelectric dams, thanks to a new injectable tracking device described in the journal Scientific Reports. The new injectable acoustic fish tag allows researchers to safely and quickly insert the small device into young fish with a syringe similar to those used to treat humans. Injecting the tag, instead of surgically inserting it as earlier versions required, is less invasive and enables fish t ... read more

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Litchi fruit suspected in mystery illness in India
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Study: Ongoing bee decline could exacerbate malnutrition
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Fish catch break on world stage at global conference
Inland fishing - the powerful yet quieter sister to the large, salty marine aquaculture powerhouse - has gained what experts say is a much-needed visibility boost this as the first partnership betwe ... more
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When it comes to variations in crop yield, climate has a big say
What impact will future climate change have on food supply? That depends in part on the extent to which variations in crop yield are attributable to variations in climate. A new report from research ... more
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Scientists develop strategy to contain GMOs to the lab
The term GMO, short for "genetically modified organism," comes with a lot crippling baggage - it's a bloated word full of foreboding futures. The truth is, GMOs are already everywhere. But even if their dangers are often exaggerated, they don't come without risks. ... more
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Biological safety lock for genetically modified organisms
The creation of genetically modified and entirely synthetic organisms continues to generate excitement as well as worry. Such organisms are already churning out insulin and other drug ingredients, h ... more
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Synthetic amino acid offer biotech solutions to global problems
Scientists from Yale have devised a way to ensure genetically modified organisms (GMOs) can be safely confined in the environment, overcoming a major obstacle to widespread use of GMOs in agricultur ... more
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Transgenic crops: Multiple toxins not a panacea for pest control
Strategies for delaying insect resistance to transgenic crops rely on assumptions that often are overly optimistic, a new study led by UA scientists shows. Published as an advance online publication ... more
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New maps offer a clearer view of global agriculture
Knowing where agricultural land is located is crucial for regional and global food security planning, and information on field size offers valuable insight into local economic conditions. Two new gl ... more
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Antiquity of dairying on Emerald Isle revealed
As dairy farmers across Europe anxiously await the lifting of EU milk quotas in April this year, new research from the University of Bristol, UK has revealed the antiquity of dairy farming in a regi ... more
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Crops can do their own weed control
In conventional farming, the most frequently used herbicides for weed control have a negative impact on the environment. On the other hand, organic farmers enlist machines to battle unwanted growth. ... more
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China's aquaculture sector could rebalance global fish supplies
In a new paper in Science a research team led by Stanford postdoctoral scholar Ling Cao and Professor Rosamond Naylor offers the clearest picture to date of China's enormous impact on wild fisheries ... more
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GMOs with health benefits have a large market potential
Over the last years, various GM crops with health benefits have been developed in which genes, mostly originating from other organisms, have been added. Notable examples include rice enriched with p ... more
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More birds culled as Taiwan battles worst avian flu in 10 years
A major outbreak of avian flu in Taiwan has spread to 19 more farms with a total of 160,000 birds slaughtered in the island's worst bout of the disease in a decade, authorities said Wednesday. ... more
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Brazil coffee production struggles after drought
Brazil, the world's largest coffee producer, will deliver a 2015 harvest in line with that achieved last year but well down from 2013 following months of drought, national grains supply company Conab said Tuesday. ... more
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Taiwan culls 6,000 more geese to curb bird flu outbreak
Taiwan on Tuesday slaughtered nearly 6,000 geese after 14 more farms were confirmed to have been infected in the latest outbreak of avian influenza that has led to the culling of more than 140,000 birds. ... more
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EU lawmakers pass controversial GMO food law
EU lawmakers on Tuesday approved controversial legislation to allow EU member states to decide for themselves whether to allow cultivation of Genetically Modified foods after years of bitter dispute. ... more
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Chitosan, a sustainable alternative for food packaging
Food items are covered with plastic films to make them last longer and protect them from microbes. The environment, however, is seriously affected by the use of this material. The plastic bottles an ... more
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Ancient maize followed two paths into the Southwest
After it was first domesticated from the wild teosinte grass in southern Mexico, maize, or corn, took both a high road and a coastal low road as it moved into what is now the U.S. Southwest, reports ... more
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Beating back the desert in Burkina Faso, field by field
In Burkina Faso, what was once stony semi-wasteland is now covered in verdant crop fields, rescued from relentless desertification. ... more
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Brazil drought brews trouble for coffee market
Brazil's coffee harvest last year was hit by one the country's worst droughts in decades, with effects on the world's largest producer now threatening to spill over into this year, pushing prices ever higher. ... more
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Research finds salt tolerance gene in soybean
A collaborative research project between Australian and Chinese scientists has shown how soybean can be bred to better tolerate soil salinity. The researchers, at the University of Adelaide in ... more
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Thousands more poultry culled as bird flu fears grow in Taiwan
Taiwan on Sunday ordered the slaughter of 16,000 geese and ducks to try to curb a bird flu outbreak that has already led to the culling of 120,000 chickens. ... more
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Humans erode soil 100 times faster than nature
A new study shows that removing native forest and starting intensive agriculture can accelerate erosion so dramatically that in a few decades as much soil is lost as would naturally occur over thous ... more
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Fructose more toxic than table sugar in mice
When University of Utah biologists fed mice sugar in doses proportional to what many people eat, the fructose-glucose mixture found in high-fructose corn syrup was more toxic than sucrose or table s ... more
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Seeds out of season
Researchers have created a model that considers how different stages of a plant's life cycle interact with each other. Whereas previous studies have examined the seed, vegetative, and reproductive p ... more
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