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The Case For Locally Grown | Greenhouse Grower Magazine

The Case For Locally Grown | Greenhouse Grower Magazine | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A growing consumer desire for locally grown produce is one reason greenhouse ornamentals producers should consider vegetable production.
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Great Spring Weekend Getaways | Travel and Leisure

Great Spring Weekend Getaways | Travel and Leisure | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
We’ve mapped out easy weekend getaways full of outdoor activities, delicious food, and seasonal b...
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Dr. Oz’s Rotting Credibility on Food | The Blaze

Dr. Oz’s Rotting Credibility on Food | The Blaze | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Last week, the unscientific coalition that opposes safe genetically improved foods (GIFs) seemed to gain a much needed reputable ally in the Oprah-endorsed “America’s Doctor,” Dr. Mehmet Oz. Unfortunately, whether the issue is agricultural technology or non-scientific “woo” treatments, Dr. Oz puts his training as a surgeon and...
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Western agricultural scientist touts GMO safety, benefits | Truth About Trade & Technology (Blog)

GMO crops provide the same nutrition, or possibly more, than conventionally-grown (non-GMO) crops, says Shane Burgess, dean of the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. I am a strong proponent of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) as...

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Foodservice Solutions: Increasingly Food Consumers Migrating to Non-Traditional Channels | Grocerants (Blog)

The rise of Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food sales success has created a platform for food customer migration. When the University of Arizona’s Center for Retailing, completed a recent survey of more than 1,200 American consumers, Foodservice Solutions® Grocerant Guru™ was not surprised to learn that Non-Traditional channels continue to outperform. 
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Dr. Oz’s Rotting Credibility on Food | Center for Consumer Freedom

Dr. Oz’s Rotting Credibility on Food | Center for Consumer Freedom | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Last week, the unscientific coalition that opposes safe genetically improved foods (GIFs) seemed to gain a much needed reputable ally in the Oprah-endorsed “America’s Doctor,” Dr. Mehmet Oz. Unfortunately, whether the issue is agricultural technology or non-scientific “woo” treatments, Dr. Oz … Continue reading →
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iPlant Collaborative - University of Arizona | iBridgeNetwork

From the iPlant Website:iPlant is a community of researchers, educators, and students working to enrich all plant sciences through the development of cyberinfrastructure - the physical computing re...
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Arizona's Future Climate: Temps Rising, Water Disappearing | UANews

Arizona's Future Climate: Temps Rising, Water Disappearing | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

The southwestern United States is facing an increasingly stressful future with unabated population growth, oversubscribed water resources and a hotter and drier climate.

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Western agricultural scientist touts GMO safety, benefits | Western Farm Press

I am a strong proponent of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) as a safe and healthy way to produce high quality food and fiber to help feed and clothe an exponentially growing world population using less land and water.
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Entomologists update definitions to tackle resistance to biotech crops and pesticides | AgroTimes

Resistance to pesticides has now been recorded in nearly a thousand pest species, including more than 500 insects, 218 weeds, and 190 fungi that attack plants. The recorded cases of resistance in insects, mites and other arthropods, which include resistance to multiple pesticides per species, more than doubled from 5,141 in 1990 to 11,254 in 2013. A first step in tackling this growing global problem is establishing a common vocabulary, because the current jumble of terms fosters confusion among scientists in academia, industry and government.

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Voracious Worm Evolves to Eat Biotech Corn Engineered to Kill It | Paperblog

Voracious Worm Evolves to Eat Biotech Corn Engineered to Kill It | Paperblog | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

One of agricultural biotechnology’s great success stories may become a cautionary tale of how short-sighted mismanagement can squander the benefits of genetic modification.

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Disease-Causing Germs Infest Many Everyday Objects | Medical Daily

Disease-Causing Germs Infest Many Everyday Objects | Medical Daily | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Potentially pathogenic germs cover everyday surfaces from the bathroom sink to the ATM. How scared are you?
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Seed money: Farm banks on jojoba | Arizona Republic

Seed money: Farm banks on jojoba | Arizona Republic | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

The native jojoba plants outside this western Arizona town could go unnoticed if they weren't arranged in uniform rows, blending into the Sonoran Desert as easily as prickly pear or paloverde.

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Grassroots effort seeks labeling of genetically modified foods in Arizona | Cronkite News (Tempe, AZ)

Grassroots effort seeks labeling of genetically modified foods in Arizona | Cronkite News (Tempe, AZ) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
PHOENIX – With no funding and facing a July deadline to gather 173,000 signatures, a Tucson resident is out to require labels telling consumers whether food products are genetically engineered or made with genetically engineered ingredients. Even if he fails to put the issue on the November ballot, Jared Keen said he’ll at least have [...]
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Arizona's future climate includes temps rising, water disappearing | Phys.org

Arizona's future climate includes temps rising, water disappearing | Phys.org | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —The southwestern United States is facing an increasingly stressful future with unabated population growth, oversubscribed water resources and a hotter and drier climate. This, in a nutshell, was the message delivered by a panel of three environmental experts discussing how climate change ...
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Catapulting UA Discoveries to the World | UA@Work

Catapulting UA Discoveries to the World | UA@Work | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Tech Launch Arizona's Catapult Awards honor those whose hard work is moving UA inventions into the marketplace.
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Arizona hopes snow-making experiment leads to water | Arizona Republic

As a pair of storms moved over the mountains of southeastern Wyoming last week, a set of propane-fueled machines was poised to shoot silver iodide particles into the clouds, hoping to goad them into producing more snow.

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Clean Food Earth: Bt (GE/GMO) CORN - DISASTROUS FOR FARMERS AND ECOSYSTEMS | Clean Food Earth (Blog)

Clean Food Earth: Bt (GE/GMO) CORN - DISASTROUS FOR FARMERS AND ECOSYSTEMS | Clean Food Earth (Blog) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
One of agricultural biotechnology’s great success stories may become a cautionary tale of how short-sighted mismanagement can squander the benefits of genetic modification. After years of predicting it would happen — and after years of having their suggestions largely ignored by companies, farmers and regulators — scientists have documented the rapid evolution of corn rootworms that are resistant to Bt corn.
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The best reason to protect bats isn't environmental — it's economic | The Week Magazine

The best reason to protect bats isn't environmental — it's economic | The Week Magazine | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Bats, let's face it, are kind of creepy. But they're vitally important, not only to their ecosystems, but also to local economies.

There are more than 1,200 different bat species in existence, and about two-thirds of them eat insects. By chowing down on bugs, they provide free pest-control services that save farmers tons of cash — in the billions of dollars, according to one estimate — in crop damage and insecticide costs.

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Center Responds to Possible Worsening of Global Warming | Arizona Public Media

A U.N. weather agency says there may be irreversible damage to the planet; a new Tucson center drafting plans for how people could survive.
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UA Leading Effort to Evaluate Unprecedented Environmental Flow to Colorado Delta | UANews

UA Leading Effort to Evaluate Unprecedented Environmental Flow to Colorado Delta | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

University of Arizona scientists Karl Flessa and Ed Glenn and a binational team of scientists will monitor the effects of an engineered spring flood to bring water to the parched Colorado River delta.

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Voracious Worm Evolves To Eat Biotech Corn Engineered To Kill It | Infinite Unknown (Blog)

Voracious Worm Evolves To Eat Biotech Corn Engineered To Kill It | Infinite Unknown (Blog) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

One of agricultural biotechnology’s great success stories may become a cautionary tale of how short-sighted mismanagement can squander the benefits of genetic modification.

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Voracious Worm Evolves to Eat Biotech Corn Engineered to Kill It | Cornucopia Institute

Voracious Worm Evolves to Eat Biotech Corn Engineered to Kill It | Cornucopia Institute | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Wired by Brandon Keim Credit: Tom Hlavaty One of agricultural biotechnology’s great success stories may become a cautionary tale of how short-sighted mismanagement can squander the benefits of genetic modification.

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8 Things You Think Are Dirty — But Aren't | Good Housekeeping Magazine

Before you whip out the antibacterial hand sanitizer, check this list of things that get a bad rap.
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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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