Tag: Food supply
Dip chip technology tests toxicity on the go Public release date: 14-May-2012[ | E-mail | Share ] Contact: George Hunkaghunka@aftau.org212-742-9070American Friends of Tel Aviv University Dip chip technology tests toxicity on the go Biosensor warns of toxicity in real time, says Tel Aviv University researcher From man-made toxic chemicals such as industrial by-products to poisons that occur naturally, a water or food supply can be easily contaminated. And for every level of toxic material ingested, there is some level of bodily response, ranging from minor illness to painful certain death.
Plant science is key to addressing the major challenges facing humanity in the 21st Century, according to Carnegie’s David Ehrhardt and Wolf Frommer.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – An old theory in ecology is that in any ecosystem, a small-sized animal species will be more populous than a large species. All you need is a summer picnic to prove the point: your barbecue might end up attracting thousands of tiny ants — but only a few rotund squirrels.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is launching an emergency food and nutrition operation to respond to urgent hunger needs among 3.5 million vulnerable people identified in a multi-agency food security survey that was completed in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) last month.
Predators with experience of skunks avoid them both because of their black-and-white coloration and their distinctive body shape, according to UC Davis wildlife researcher Jennifer Hunter. The study was published online Oct. 21 in the journal Behavioral Ecology.
Food security will be the highlight of discussion when the heads of 27 countries and 11 organizations meet on Friday on the occasion of the G8 L’Aquila Summit. I expect substantial progress be made, particularly on aid to countries affected by the food crisis, delivering the commitments of the last year’s Hokkaido Toyako Summit. In [...]