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Food For All brings sustainable eating to the table | Arizona Daily Wildcat

A “Cooking on Campus” class on sustainable practices will be offered at the Student Recreation Center for the first time this Thursday. The Student Health Advocacy Committee, under the Associated Students of the University of Arizona, normally collaborates with Campus Health Service, UA Dining Services and the Rec Center on “Cooking on Campus” classes, but this time they’re teaming up with Food For All, a club under Students for Sustainability, for this special project.

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Doing battle with bacteria | Times Colonist (Victoria, British Columbia)

Doing battle with bacteria | Times Colonist (Victoria, British Columbia) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Given how often they’re on the floor, occasionally inside a public restroom, it comes as no surprise that a third of women’s purses crawl with E. coli. And given how many grubby hands and baby bottoms touch grocery store shopping carts, we shouldn’t flinch at the fact that, on average, they carry 115 times more bacteria than a toilet seat.

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How clean are fast food play areas? | WDAM (TV-Moselle, MS)

How clean are fast food play areas? | WDAM (TV-Moselle, MS) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
An Arizona mom tested samples from playgrounds at several restaurants. Experts found fecal contamination and disease-causing bacteria.
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Similarities In The Brains Of Man And Fly Enable Study Of Disease Mechanisms Underlying Mental Health Problems | Medical News Today

A new study by scientists at King's College London and the University of Arizona (UA) published in Science reveals the deep similarities in how the brain regulates behaviour in arthropods (such as flies and crabs) and vertebrates (such as fish, mice and humans). The findings shed new light on the evolution of the brain and behaviour and may aid understanding of disease mechanisms underlying mental health problems.

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Sean Miller/Lute Olson ad wins national award; UA's retail conference is this week | Arizona Daily Star

Sean Miller/Lute Olson ad wins national award; UA's retail conference is this week | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Matthew Shay, president and CEO of the National Retail Federation, will give the keynote address at this week's Global Retailing Conference in Tucson.

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Agriculture Glance 4-7-13 | Yuma Sun

A new race of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. vasinfectum (FOV), the Fusarium wilt pathogen of cotton, has become problematic in the San Joaquin Valley of California.

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Some Delta onboard loos getting a little smaller | NBC News

We’ve heard of going to the little girls’ (or little boys’) room but this is ridiculous. In the near future, fliers who need to use the faci...
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Shrinking lavatory size, Delta Airlines fits in four more seats | WRCB (TV-Chattanooga, TN)

Shrinking lavatory size, Delta Airlines fits in four more seats | WRCB (TV-Chattanooga, TN) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Will passengers feel the squeeze in what already constitutes tight quarters for all but the smallest passengers?
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Night School: ‘Class Handicapping’ | Paulick Report

Matt Carothers—an original on-air analyst at TVG where he is still going strong—makes his Night School debut this Tuesday in the racing industry’s national online fan education program.
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Attempts to prevent pests adapting to Bt crops may fail - study | GMWatch

1. Multi-toxin biotech crops not silver bullets, UA scientists warn
2. Potential shortfall of pyramided transgenic cotton for insect resistance management - study abstract

NOTE: Pest resistance to Bt toxin in single-trait Bt crops has led the GM industry to stack multiple types of Bt toxin in one crop, in an attempt to kill off the pests that have evolved resistance to one toxin. But new experiments suggest that the assumptions underlying this model are false and doomed to fail.

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Plastic wins UA student an innovator award | Equities.com

March 29--Jared Griebel, the University of Arizona's Student Innovator of the Year, has some "retro" advice for researchers interested in a business plan.
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Designing woman | Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles (CA)

Designing woman | Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles (CA) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
You might say that fashion designer Mandy Misle likes to “think big” — big arms, big legs, big guys. And clothes that fit them all.
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HomeGrown | KYMA (TV-Yuma)

HOMEGROWN: Agricultural research and farming go hand in hand in the desert Southwest. Join News 11's Rebecca Buchanan with Dr. Kurt Nolte for a look at where it all began in this week's HomeGrown Report.

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Heat stress: an underestimated issue for dairy cows | All About Fee

Heat stress: an underestimated issue for dairy cows | All About Fee | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Dairy cows are sensitive to heat stress, which can cost the dairy producer over 400€/cow. Around 80% of these losses are associated with a 10- 35% drop of productivity, and 20% with health issues e.g.
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Gross out: Bacteria crawling all over, but a clean routine can lessen the ick | Bradenton (FL) Herald

Given how often they're on the floor, occasionally inside a public restroom, it should come as no surprise that a third of women's purses crawl with E. coli.
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Pests become rapidly resistant to multi-toxin Bt crops | BioSpectrum (Asia)

Pests become rapidly resistant to multi-toxin Bt crops | BioSpectrum (Asia) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Research by University of Arizona entomologists thwarts popular notion that planting multi-toxin genetically modified crops prevents pests from quickly adapting to crop-protecting toxins
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Point Inside Sponsors Global Retailing Conference | The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City, OK)

Point Inside is a sponsor of this year's Global Retailing Conference (GRC) put together by the University of Arizona's Terry K. Lundgren Center for Retailing. With the theme "Accelerate Your Brand - Get Ahead of Your Shopper," the emphasis will be on helping retailers use new technologies to more effectively engage customers. Now in its 17th year, the conference will be held April 11-12 in Tuscon, AZ. Speakers and attendees will focus on digital advances, new consumer behaviors and the opportunities they create.

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Industry leader to keynote University of Arizona's Global Retailing Conference | Arizona Daily Star

The president and CEO of the National Retail Federation, Matthew Shay, will give the keynote address at this week’s Global Retailing Conference in Tucson.
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American Phytopathological Society, June 17-19, Tucson | Western Farm Press

The American Phytopathological Society Joint Caribbean and Pacific Division annual meeting will be held June 17-19 in Tucson, Ariz. at the Westward Look Resort.

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Delta shrinking lavatories to add more seats | WXIA (TV-Atlanta, GA)

(NBC) -- We've heard of going to the little girls' (or little boys') room but this is ridiculous. In the near future, fliers who need to use the facilities may find themselves squeezing into spaces that make today's airline lavatories look downright large.

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Tim Steller: This is Tucson, so let's ditch the palm trees | Arizona Daily Star

Tim Steller: This is Tucson, so let's ditch the palm trees | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Enough with the palm trees, OK Tucson? For almost a century, this city has indulged its sense of itself as an oasis in the desert by trying to make the
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Plastic wins UA student an innovator award | Bloomberg Businessweek

March 29--Jared Griebel, the University of Arizona's Student Innovator of the Year, has some "retro" advice for researchers interested in a business plan.

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Canada saw bureaucracy and inefficiency in UN convention on deserts | Toronto (Ontario) Star

Canada saw bureaucracy and inefficiency in UN convention on deserts | Toronto (Ontario) Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Sluggish progress may be one reason why Canada abruptly pulled out of United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) last week, making it the only country in the world not party to the agreement.
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Los alumnos aprenden sobre votos y cultivos | Lavoz Arizona

Los alumnos aprenden sobre votos y cultivos, Los alumnos/reporteros del Club de Periodistas de la Academia del Pueblo, una serie de talleres comunitarios patrocinados a cargo de la periodista Victoria Ortiz, realizaron un análisis sobre la...
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Plastic wins UA student an innovator award | Arizona Daily Star

Plastic wins UA student an innovator award | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Jared Griebel, the University of Arizona's Student Innovator of the Year, has some "retro" advice for researchers interested in a business plan.
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