CALS in the News
Follow
Find tag "Research"
3.0K views | +0 today
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Scoop.it!

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?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Scoop.it!

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.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Scoop.it!

Game and Fish says wildlife manager accidentally shot endangered squirrel | AZ Family

Game and Fish says wildlife manager accidentally shot endangered squirrel | AZ Family | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A wildlife manager with the Arizona Game and Fish Department unintentionally shot and killed an endangered Mt. Graham red squirrel, the agency said Thursday.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Scoop.it!

8 Smart Cleaning Techniques | Real Simple (Magazine)

8 Smart Cleaning Techniques | Real Simple (Magazine) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

These easy strategies keep your house clean longer, allowing you to clean less often. When it comes to cleaning, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of scrubbing.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Scoop.it!

Entomologists update definitions to tackle resistance to biotech crops and pesticides | Bio Fuel Daily

Entomologists update definitions to tackle resistance to biotech crops and pesticides | Bio Fuel Daily | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 05, 2014 -
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 in
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Scoop.it!

Professor: Water crisis avoidable if planned for now | KTAR (Radio-Phoenix)

Arizona could face a water crisis in the next 25 years but that can be avoided if the state starts planning now, a professor said.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Scoop.it!

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

Voracious Worm Evolves to Eat Biotech Corn Engineered to Kill It | Wired | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
One of agricultural biotechnology's great success stories may become a cautionary tale of how short-sighted mismanagement squandered the benefits of genetic modification. After years of predicting that it would happen, scientists have documented the rapid evolution of corn rootworms resistant ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Scoop.it!

GMO food is safe, labeled or not | Arizona Republic

Regarding "GMO labeling: Know what you eat" by Arizona Republic editorial writer Linda Valdez (Viewpoints, Feb. 23):

 

I am the dean of the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. I tell all our research scientists that we aren't hired to prove our preconceptions or to advocate. We don't set policy. Our job is to do the best science and to provide unbiased data. We also use our scientific expertise to review what others have done.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Scoop.it!

The Future of Shopping | UANews

The Future of Shopping | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

In the future, you may walk into a clothing store and interact with a sales associate using a technological interface that already knows what sizes you buy, that you tend to wear bold prints and that while you have a taste for Phillip Lim and Versace, your budget guides you to more reasonably priced fashions.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Scoop.it!

UA Faculty Present at Global Agriculture Forum in Abu Dhabi | UANews

UA Faculty Present at Global Agriculture Forum in Abu Dhabi | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

The University of Arizona played a significant role in the first-ever Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture, in which participants from 62 countries gathered in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, to present the world’s largest collection of sustainable agricultural innovations.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Scoop.it!

From drought to land degradation — UofA focuses on challenges facing an arid environment | Arizona Capitol Times

From drought to land degradation — UofA focuses on challenges facing an arid environment | Arizona Capitol Times | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Most Arizonans know that our water supply is low. We face this challenge, along with climate extremes, political and policy relationships with other states and the federal government over water, as well as the need to balance our state’s natural wonders with effective resource use.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Scoop.it!

Citrus growers on high alert for crop-killing disease | KSWT (TV-Yuma)

Citrus growers on high alert for crop-killing disease | KSWT (TV-Yuma) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
These small insects are causing a big problem across the nation.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Scoop.it!

Entomologists update definitions to tackle resistance to biotech crops and pesticides | Bright Surf

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Scoop.it!

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...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Scoop.it!

Ask A Scientist: Do You Have to Change Your Toothbrush After You've Been Sick? | The Tennessee Tribune

Here's a myth we can put to bed: You don't have to throw out your toothbrush just because you have been sick. Whether you had the sniffles, a full-blown cold or even strep throat, you can keep cleaning your teeth with the same brush after you’re feeling better.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Scoop.it!

BIZARRE MICROBES DISCOVERED IN DESERT CAVE | Oregon Herald

Tucked beneath the desert in southern Arizona is Kartchner Caverns, a maze of remote, largely uninhabited underground passages and caverns that are cloaked in perpetual darkness. But this seemingly desolate cave system actually plays host to a surprisingly diverse array of microbes that survive underground despite the extreme dearth of light and nutrients, according to a new study.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Scoop.it!

AZ Week: Prevention, Solutions Amid Possible Water Crisis | Arizona Public Media

Growing population demands more, theories of CO River drought in near future, drought has experts debating plans. Some argue the state has already reached a crisis, while others say it hasn't, and the latter advocate for preservation tactics so resources aren't wasted

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Scoop.it!

Labeling GMOs enables choice | Arizona Republic

Labeling GMOs enables choice | Arizona Republic | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
With all due respect to Shane Burgess' expertise, I have one question: If GMO foods are totally safe, environmentally superior and nutritionally identical to natural foods, why is the food industry so opposed to identifying GMO products?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Scoop.it!

Another Top Scientist Defends Food Technology | Center for Consumer Freedom

The scientific community is united in its consensus regarding the safety of Genetically Improved Foods (GIFs). The premier scientific body in the U.S., the National Academy of Sciences, calls them safe, noting that after billions of meals served, “no adverse … Continue reading →
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Scoop.it!

Flake: It's time to talk water | Arizona Republic

Flake: It's time to talk water | Arizona Republic | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Jeff Flake, Arizona's junior senator, says he's ready to lead a yearlong conversation on water use.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Scoop.it!

GMO food is safe, labeled or not | Truth About Trade & Technology

Truth about Source – The Arizona Republic By Shane C. Burgess Date – 14 Mar 2014 Website – www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed But UA scientist says be skeptical and open about genetically modified crops Regarding “GMO labeling: Know what you eat” by Arizona Republic editorial writer Linda Valdez (Viewpoints, Feb. 23): I am the dean of the University of Arizona College of...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Scoop.it!

UofA Faculty Present at Global Agriculture Forum in Abu Dhabi | Yuma News Now

The University of Arizona Innovation Zone at the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture featured the Accordion photobioreactor, an innovative algae production system for nutraceuticals, animal feed, biofuels and other high-value products.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Scoop.it!

Definitions for terms related to resistance to pesticides updated | AgProfessional

Five entomologists from the University of Arizona and Michigan State University updated definitions for 50 key terms related to resistance in a new article in the Journal of Economic Entomology.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Scoop.it!

Discovery of Microbe Hiding in Permafrost Raises Concerns About Future | UANews

Discovery of Microbe Hiding in Permafrost Raises Concerns About Future | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

University of Arizona scientists have helped discover a microbe that is set to play a significant role in future global warming. The methane-producing organism was first identified in soils in northern Sweden that were once frozen year-round but have begun to thaw under the effect of globally rising temperatures.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Scoop.it!

Reedsburg Fermentation Fest | Wisconsin State Farmer

The Wormfarm Institute will host its third annual Reedsburg Fermentation Fest-A Live Culture Convergence, Oct. 4-13. It's a multifaceted food and farming festival with a focus on fermentation - in all its forms. The signature feature is the Farm/Art DTour, a nationally recognized, 50-mile, self-guided road tour through the scenic hills and farm fields of northwestern Sauk County. 

more...
No comment yet.