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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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Deficit monsoon: PM directs weekly monitoring


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) With deficient monsoon rains threatening crop plantation in the country, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday asked all ministries concerned to co-ordinate efforts with state ... Read more...

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Gene behind tomato’s colour, taste decoded


June 29th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 29 (IANS) Many shoppers may find that those perfect, red tomatoes on the shelves are a wee bit less tasty than the home-grown variety, but now reserachers have ... Read more...

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China important for US farmers: official


March 29th, 2012 - 6:54 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 29 (IANS) China is a very important market for American farmers and agricultural exporters, a US official said Wednesday in Shanghai.Michael Scuse, the US Department of Agriculture's acting ... Read more...

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Plan outlay for agriculture up by 18 percent in budget (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Stating that agriculture will continue to be a priority sector for the government, Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday said total plan outlay for ... Read more...

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Model Sara Barnes burns down 3,500-year-old tree


March 1st, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A Florida woman has admitted burning down one of the oldest trees in the world. Officers were shocked when they found the 3,500-year-old tree burnt to ... Read more...

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Woman accused of burning one of world’s oldest trees


March 1st, 2012 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Miami, March 1 (IANS/EFE) American authorities announced Wednesday that they had arrested a 26-year-old woman for burning down The Senator, one of the world's most ancient trees at some 3,500 ... Read more...

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SFAC to provide capital for agri-business ventures in Kerala


January 27th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Jan 27 (IANS) Ready to pump in money to agri-business in Kerala, the Small Farmers' Agri-Business Consortium (SFAC) is inviting entrepreneurs to propose ventures for funding."So far we have ... Read more...

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Why is US paying to make Indian politicians better?


December 21st, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) Why amid record-low approval ratings for US lawmakers, US taxpayers have paid $425,642 for a study on how local politicians in India can improve as elected ... Read more...

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Bal Bharti student wins UN slogan writing competition


December 13th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Aashna Mahendru, a student of class seven of Bal Bharti Public School, Tuesday won the inter-school online slogan-writing competition which was organised by the United ... Read more...

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Donnie Russell finds the world’s smallest chicken egg


August 22nd, 2011 - 11:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Raleigh, Aug 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A pastor in West Virginia has what could be the tiniest chicken egg in the world. The chicken egg is just 2.1 centimeters and weighs 3.46 ... Read more...

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National Beef recalls beef over e-coli concerns


August 15th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, 15 Aug (THAIDNIAN NEWS) A total of 604,424 pounds of beef are being recalled throughout the United States on concern of e coli outbreak. US health officials say the strain could ... Read more...

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One in seven Americans lives on food stamps


August 5th, 2011 - 10:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) Believe it or not, one in seven Americans - 15 percent of the country - now need government-provided food stamps simply to survive, according to latest ... Read more...

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US raises India’s sugar import quota


June 23rd, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS) In a bid to ease a supply shortage of sugar amid surging retail prices, the US has boosted its import quota for raw sugar by 120,000 ... Read more...

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Not-so-sweet potato resists pests and disease


June 22nd, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 22 (IANS) Scientists from Clemson University and the US department of Agriculture have developed a new variety of not-so-sweet potato, called Liberty, resistent to pest and diseases. Known ... Read more...

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Fathers,not mothers, influence what children eat


June 10th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) A man's choice of where to eat could literally tip the scales on his child's health as his perceptions of family meals carry more weight, so ... Read more...

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CDC says that salmonella infection is on the rise


June 8th, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Center for Disease and Prevention (CDC) has announced that salmonella infection has gone up significantly in the United States. In a report issued by ... Read more...

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Blueberry found to lower cholesterol in lab study


June 1st, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 1 (IANS) Lab hamsters fed with rations spiked with blueberry peels and leftovers from the berry's juice had better cholesterol health than normal counterparts. Hamsters are members of ... Read more...

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Algal turf can clean highly polluted streams, lakes


June 1st, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 1 (IANS) Field-sized algal turf scrubbers could clean up streams, canals, and lakes polluted by agricultural, domestic and some industrial runoff. These devices work by pulsing contaminated water ... Read more...

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Six new ministers in Orissa cabinet (Lead)


May 10th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 10 (IANS) A day after axing three ministers, Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday inducted five new cabinet ministers and also elevated a minister of state to cabinet-rank.The ... Read more...

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Patnaik axes three ministers ahead of reshuffle


May 10th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 10 (IANS) Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has asked for the resignation of three ministers ahead of a cabinet reshuffle later Tuesday.Patnaik told reporters that he is inducting ... Read more...

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Pistachios support weight management, heart health


April 12th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 12 (ANI): A study has found that fat in pistachios may not be completely absorbed by the body, making them effectively lower in calories than previously thought.The Agricultural Research ... Read more...

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USDA: Students to consume fruits and vegetables in schools


March 28th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Mar 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The US Department of Agriculture has announced their plans to ensure that American school children get fruits and vegetables to consume.The announcement was made on Friday ... Read more...

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Nestle recalls 10,260 pounds of Lean Cuisine frozen meals


March 15th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Nestle Prepared Foods has issued recall for about 10,260 pounds of Lean Cuisine Simple Favorites following complaints associated with hard plastic found in the product.Reports indicate ... Read more...

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How mushrooms evolved alongside humans


March 4th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): A researcher at Oregon State University and her team has published one of the most detailed genetic analyses ever done on morels or mushrooms, to help identify their ... Read more...

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Finding a way to extend tomato shelf life


February 17th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Scientists at U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are working with colleagues at Purdue University to extend the shelf life of tomatoes.The research also may lead to tomatoes that ... Read more...

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Eggs shedding cholesterol: US study


February 9th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 9 (IANS) If you shy away from eggs because of their high cholesterol content, then there is some good news for you. A study has found a drop in average ... Read more...

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Eggs are lower in cholesterol than previously believed


February 9th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 09 (ANI): Eggs are lower in cholesterol than previously thought, according to new nutrition data from the United States Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS).The USDA-ARS recently reviewed the ... Read more...

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Publix ice cream recall due to an unlisted ingredient


February 1st, 2011 - 1:25 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jan 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Several tons of Publix branded ice creams have been recalled. The recall affects the “Premium Light Tiramisu" flavor.The recall which was announced by The Georgia Department ... Read more...

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Mysteriousness Surrounding 200 Dead Cows In Wisconsin Is Solved


January 31st, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
January 31, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A number of cases involving the demises of animals internationally in the previous month remain impenetrable. Nevertheless, American officials have successfully closed the case related ... Read more...

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Lawsuit filed against Taco Bell for its meat mixture


January 26th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Montgomery, Jan 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A group of judges acting on the instruction from their client have brought a class action suit against Taco Bell for false claims in advertisements. The suit ... Read more...

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Scotland wants 40-yr US ban on haggis to be lifted


January 24th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 24 (ANI): The Scottish Government has invited a delegation of US politicians in a bid to persuade them to overturn a 40-year ban on the haggis.Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead's ... Read more...

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Study: Ban pesticides as these are causing bee deaths


January 21st, 2011 - 11:18 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Jan 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An investigation to determine the exact cause of the dwindling numbers of honeybees in the United Kingdom has placed the blame right on the doorstep of some ... Read more...

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New pesticides killing honeybees worldwide


January 21st, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 21 (IANS) A new generation of pesticides could explain why honeybees are vanishing worldwide.According to a study, the chemicals, which are routinely used on farms and garden centres, attack the ... Read more...

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USDA Discloses New Rules That Will Govern Lunches In U.S. Schools In An Effort To Increase The Lunches’ Nutritional Value


January 14th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
January 14, 2011 (Pen Men at Work): Students in American schools may have to voice adieu to lunchroom classics such as tater tots as well as chocolate milk. On Thursday, the American ... Read more...

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