agricultural crops

Probe agriculture ministry’s role in clearing Bt Cotton: Parliament panel


August 12th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) A parliamentary panel has called for an in-depth probe into the agriculture ministry's role in the government's decision to approve the commercial release of Bt ... Read more...

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Dietary cadmium tied with breast cancer risk


March 15th, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, March 15 (IANS) Dietary cadmium, a toxic metal found in many farm fertilisers, may lead to an increased risk of breast cancer."Because of a high accumulation in agricultural crops, ... Read more...

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Crop with deeper roots could slash CO2 levels


August 4th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) Rearing crops whose roots burrow a metre deeper into the ground than those of existing plants could slash carbon dioxide (CO2) levels. Douglas Kell, professor of ... Read more...

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World food prices may remain high next year: FAO


June 8th, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, June 8 (IANS/WAM) The world food prices are likely to remain high for the rest of this year and into 2012, said a UN report Wednesday, citing ... Read more...

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UN: World food prices to remain high into 2012


June 7th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- World food prices are likely to remain high for the rest of this year and into 2012, according to a recently released report by the United Nations ... Read more...

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Do plants pay a price for evolving with complex defense mechanisms?


January 29th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): A new study examines whether the production of defense traits against insects and mammals incurs costs to the plants.University of Zurich together with their American colleagues planted different ... Read more...

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New portal to link India’s farm sector with industry


August 11th, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) A new e-portal serving as a one stop information source for all stakeholders of the Indian food industry was launched here Wednesday. Food Processing Industries Minister Subodh Kant ... Read more...

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Relief work on in cyclone-hit coastal Andhra


May 22nd, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 22 (IANS) Relief work was in full swing in the cyclone-hit areas of coastal Andhra Pradesh Saturday as water levels started receding and the rains became less intense. The threat ... Read more...

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Migrating insects fly in the fast lane


February 9th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 9 (IANS) Migrating insects fly at heights where the wind currents are fastest, enabling them to undertake journeys of several thousands of kilometres in a shorter duration of time, research ... Read more...

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Could waste be a source of our energy requirements?


February 1st, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 1 (IANS) Scientists are trying to find answers to one of the most challenging problems existing today -- generating energy without worsening climate change or harming food output. Researchers are investigating ... Read more...

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Tobacco could be biofuel of vehicles of future


December 31st, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 31 (IANS) Researchers have identified a way of increasing oil content in tobacco leaves as a prelude to using these for biofuel. In some instances, the modified tobacco plants produced ... Read more...

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Tobacco plant leaves can be used to make efficient biofuel


December 31st, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 31 (ANI): In a new study, researchers from the Biotechnology Foundation Laboratories at Thomas Jefferson University, US, have identified a way to increase the oil in tobacco plant leaves, which ... Read more...

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Elephant depredations may force shutdown of Assam tea plantations


November 25th, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Nov 25 (IANS) Angry over frequent depredation by wild elephants, an influential students' group Wednesday threatened an indefinite shutdown of tea plantations in Assam. The immediate provocation for the Assam Tea ... Read more...

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Computer model predicts future deforestation in Congo Basin rainforest


November 21st, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 21 (ANI): Scientists have come up with a computer model that predicts future changes in the world's forests, which has forecasted deforestation in the Congo Basin rainforest in the future.Forest ... Read more...

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How chemicals cues can make friendly ants turn against each other


October 28th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 28 (ANI): Experiments led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have demonstrated that normally friendly ants can turn against each other by exploiting the chemical cues they use ... Read more...

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Karnataka mulls tax to raise flood relief funds


October 11th, 2009 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 11 (IANS) The Karnataka government plans to impose a special tax to raise Rs.1,000-1,500 crore for relief and rehabilitation works in the flood-hit districts of north Karnataka, Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Tropical storm Ketsana kills 11 in Vietnam


September 29th, 2009 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Sep 29 (Xinhua) At least 11 people were killed and three others missing after tropical storm Ketsana made landfall in central Vietnam, a media report said Tuesday. The storm battered the central ... Read more...

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Scientists identify plant proteins that “shut the door” on invading bacteria


June 29th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): A team of researchers in Denmark, at the University of California, Davis, and at UC (University of California) Berkeley, has identified for the first time a group of ... Read more...

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President Patil visits Vietnam Museum of Natural History


November 25th, 2008 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Ho Chi Minh City, Nov.25 (ANI): Fascinated by Vietnam''s puppet artisans and impressed with the preservation of historical art efacts in the Museum of Natural History in Ho Chi Minh City, ... Read more...

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Plants grow bigger and more vigorously through changes in their internal clocks


November 24th, 2008 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the University of Texas at Austin, US, has indicated that plants grow bigger and more vigorously through changes in their internal ... Read more...

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Canadian soup for famine-hit Mizoram


August 2nd, 2008 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Aizawl, Aug 2 (IANS) A Canadian non-profit organisation has provided a large consignment of dehydrated soup mixes for people in the northeastern state of Mizoram, currently hit by a ... Read more...

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New technology boosts ethanol yield from grasses, yard waste


July 29th, 2008 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed a new technology that promises to dramatically boost the yield of ethanol from readily available non-food crops, such as ... Read more...

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A park for primates in Himachal


March 15th, 2008 - 2:36 pm ICT by admin
By Hemant Chauhan Shimla, Mar 15 (ANI): To keep a check on monkey menace, forest officials in Himachal Pradesh have opened a primate protection park. Spread over an area of 232 hectares, the ... Read more...

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Pujnab farmers deny facing economic crisis


February 13th, 2008 - 5:06 pm ICT by admin
Firozpur, Feb 13 (ANI): Farmers in Punjab deny that they are facing economic crisis due to shortfall in production of agricultural crops. Debunking a 'Punjabi Durbar' broadcast, suggesting that farmers are indebted ... Read more...

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“Global seed bank” would ensure crop survival in doomsday scenario (Re-Issue)


December 31st, 2007 - 12:26 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 31 (ANI): The Norwegian government has built a repository to store backup copies of as many as three million different crop varieties, to ensure that humans could regrow the crops ... Read more...

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“Global seed bank” would ensure crop survival in doomsday scenario


December 30th, 2007 - 12:12 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 30 (ANI): The Norwegian Government has built a repository to store backup copies of as many as three million different crop varieties, to ensure that humans could regrow the crops ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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