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The Surprising Economics of Consumer Credit | Before It's News

In the past few years, popular books about economics, such as Freakonomics and The Undercover Economist, have become surprise best-sellers, wowing readers by showing how economic reasoning can be applied to everyday topics like real estate...
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Sun Valley Farming: 10 Urban Agriculture Projects in Phoenix | Before It's News

Sun Valley Farming: 10 Urban Agriculture Projects in Phoenix | Before It's News | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

University of Arizona’s Cooperative Extension offers classes designed to teach job skills and nutrition to homeless men and women in Phoenix.

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The Realities of GMO and Petro-chemical Agriculture: Allergies, Toxins, New Diseases. | Before It's News (EU)

British Environment Secretary Owen Paterson is a staunch supporter of the GMO sector. Despite mounting evidence pointing to the deleterious health, social, ecological and environmental impacts of GMOs, Paterson has a blind spot that lets him ignore reality and allows him to lend unconditional support to the biotech conglomerates, the very concerns that regard Europe as a massive potential cash cow from which their GM crops have till now mostly been barred or restricted.

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GMOs Backfiring as Chemical Resistance to Insects Grows Even Stronger... & they Still Kill Bees | Before It's News

 Promises made by the biotechnology industry about the alleged robustness of its genetically modified (GM) crops are proving to be false, as research out of the University of Arizona (UA) uncovers a growing resistance by pests to even the most advanced crop chemical technologies in use today.

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Bee-utiful Research: Experts Working To Improve Health Of Key Agricultural Pollinator | Before It's News

While honeybees may be best known as producers of honey and beeswax useful for candles and seals, experts from the University of Arizona want to remind you that the insects play an important role...

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Oregano Oil Could Help People Recover from Contagious Norovirus | Before It's News

A new study published in the Journal of Applied Microbiology indicates oregano oil could hold the key to fighting norovirus—a contagious illness which causes gastroenteritis. Researchers believe the oil could help break down the tough protein...
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Copper Cookware Could Reduce Food Poisoning | Before It's News

Copper alloys may make more hygienic cooking surfaces than stainless steel, according to a recent study by Sadhana Ravishankar of the UA department of veterinary science and microbiology. Her lab group discovered that copper alloys have...
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"Digital Divas" Rule Global Shopping Scene | Before It's News

"Digital Divas" Rule Global Shopping Scene | Before It's News | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

In an international study of more than 7,400 consumers, University of Arizona (UA)  researcher Anita Bhappu and doctoral candidate Charles Lawry have found that "digital divas" are an emerging segment of very knowledgeable and highly influential purchasers of fashion products.

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