Posts Tagged ‘food’

Should reducing food waste start with meat?

Approximately 31 percent of food produced in the United States, or 133 billion pounds of food worth $162 billion, went … Continued

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Bull fertility may hinge on gene diversity

PENN STATE (US) — In trying to understand dwindling fertility rates in cattle, researchers find the Y chromosomes of cattle have far more genes than other mammals. This discovery may help biologists better understand how cattle and other mammals evo…

Do farmers markets offer ‘dirtier’ birds?

PENN STATE (US) — Poultry sold at farmers markets in Pennsylvania tend to have higher levels of bacteria than store-bought birds, researchers say. Of 100 raw whole chickens purchased from farmers markets throughout Pennsylvania, 90 percent tested pos…

Richard Alley: what we know now…

In this talk, recorded at the American Geophysical Union’s Chapman Conference on Climate Communication in Colorado recently, Richard Alley gives his overview of what we know about the state of the climate. As you might expect, he covers the cryos…

Climate change’s biggest loser: Tiny ocean bacteria

USC (US) — Climate change may be weeding out the bacteria that form the base of the ocean’s food chain, selecting only certain strains for survival, a new study finds.In climate change, as in everything, there are winners and losers. As atmospheric…

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