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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.
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Entomologists Update Resistance Definitions | Entomology Society of America

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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Entomologists update definitions to tackle resistance to biotech crops and pesticides | Science Codex

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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Experts debate challenges of adapting to wildfires | Santa Fe (NM) New Mexican

Experts debate challenges of adapting to wildfires | Santa Fe (NM) New Mexican | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Big fires are as certain as taxes in the Southwest, fueled lately by drought, overgrown forests and climate change.
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Shrimp Disease Causes Global Shortage, Drives Up Prices | Weather Channel

A new disease is ravaging shrimp farms around the world, making your dinner more expensive.
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Tucson Welcome International Assistance for Migratory Insect | Arizona Illustrated (TV)

Tucson Welcome International Assistance for Migratory Insect | Arizona Illustrated (TV) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Canada, United States and Mexico agree to help the famous monarch butterflies.
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Market forces influence value of bat-provided services, such as pest control | ScienceDaily

Market forces influence value of bat-provided services, such as pest control | ScienceDaily | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Researchers studied how forces such as volatile market conditions and technological substitutes affect the value of pest control services provided by Mexican free-tailed bats on cotton production in the US. They found the services are impacted by the forces to the tune of millions of dollars.
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More Americans buying food from non-traditional grocery stores | WXIX (TV-Cincinnati, OH)

More Americans buying food from non-traditional grocery stores | WXIX (TV-Cincinnati, OH) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
When it comes to "non-traditional grocery stores," Target is at the top of the list, according to a new study by retail design firm King Retail Solutions and the University of Arizona.
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Consumers Turning To One-Stop-Shop Stores Rather Than Traditional Grocery Stores | The UFC (Blog)

Consumers Turning To One-Stop-Shop Stores Rather Than Traditional Grocery Stores | The UFC (Blog) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

When I was growing up, my mom would do our family’s grocery shopping at several different stores. She’d purchase fresh produce at one, meat at another and non-perishable items like cleaning supplies at another. Today, she only goes to one store. She’s part of a growing trend of consumers frequenting big box stores rather than traditional grocers to mark off items on their grocery list. 

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Survey: Traditional grocery stores losing favor | Chain Store Age

 Traditional retail categories are increasingly blurring, and more and more shoppers are turning to drug stores and other types of outlets to buy groceries, according to a survey of Millenial, Gen X and Baby Boomer consumers. The study was conducted by retail design firm King Retail Solutions in conjunction with the University of Arizona Center for Retailing.

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New food-stamp rules could be felt in convenience stores | Daily News (Longview, WA)

Convenience stores will have to start stocking a variety of “staple foods” alongside the snacks and fountain drinks if they want to keep accepting food stamps, under a little-noticed section of the federal farm bill.

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Death Dust: The Valley-Fever Menace | The New Yorker

Death Dust: The Valley-Fever Menace | The New Yorker | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Every year, there are some hundred and fifty cases of coccidioidomycosis, otherwise known as valley fever, or cocci, a disease caused by inhaling the microscopic spores of Coccidioides immitis, a soil-dwelling fungus found in Bakersfield, California. Cocci is endemic to the desert Southwest and to the semi-arid parts of Central and South America. Digging stirs it up, and dry, hot windy conditions, a regional feature intensified by climate change, disperse it. In recent years, infections have risen dramatically. Officials at the Center for Disease Control call it a “silent epidemic,” far more destructive than had been previously recognized. There is no vaccine to protect against it and, in the most severe cases, no cure.
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AZ Residents Look to Alt Types of Grass for Sustainability | Arizona Public Media

AZ Residents Look to Alt Types of Grass for Sustainability | Arizona Public Media | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Recently acquiring buffalo grass, artificial turf has been a growing trend to save water, other resources.
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Pesticide-Resistance Of Insects Has Doubled Since 1990 | Science 2.0

Nature is always looking for new ways to stay ahead. To-date, resistance to pesticides has been recorded in more than 500 insects, 218 weeds, and 190 fungi that attack plants. 

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Entomologists update definitions to tackle resistance to biotech crops | Bio-Medicine

Recognizing that resistance is not "all or none" and that intermediate levels of resistance can have a continuum of effects on pest control, the authors describe five categories of field-evolved resistance and use them to classify 13 cases of resistance to five Bt toxins in transgenic corn and cotton based on monitoring data from five continents for nine major pest species.

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New food-stamp rules could be felt in convenience stores | Buffalo (NY) News

Convenience stores will have to start stocking a variety of “staple foods” alongside the snacks and fountain drinks if they want to keep accepting food stamps, under a little-noticed section of the federal farm bill.The provision, tucked into the nearly 1,000-page bill signed...

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The answer to forest-destroying fires is more fire, researchers say | Arizona Daily Star

Climate change could make forest losses permanent.
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More consumers buy groceries from big box stores, pharmacies | Institute of Food Technologists

Retail design firm King Retail Solutions (KRS), in conjunction with the University of Arizona Center for Retailing, released the results of a four-part study that shows the changing face of the retail industry and shoppers’ evolving attitudes towards where they will shop for groceries and fresh meals.

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UT Study Finds Market Forces Influence the Value of Bat-Provided Services | Tennessee Today

UT Study Finds Market Forces Influence the Value of Bat-Provided Services | Tennessee Today | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Services provided by Mother Nature, such as pest control from insect-eating bats, are affected by market forces like most anything else in the economy, a UT study finds.

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Fight norovirus with oregano | KTTC (TV- Quincy, IL)

Fight norovirus with oregano | KTTC (TV- Quincy, IL) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A substance in oregano oil may help attack norovirus, an intestinal illness that often affects nursing homes, cruise ships, hospitals and schools.
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Many Americans Buy Food From Non-Traditional Grocers | WETM (TV-Corning NY)

When you think grocery shopping, what stores come to mind? Maybe you want to buy fresh fruit from Wegmans or Tops, or you just want to pick up some other items on your list from Aldi's. But it turns out many of us are foregoing the grocery store when it comes time to buying our groceries.

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Consumers Turning To One-Stop-Shop Stores Rather Than Traditional Grocery Stores | El Blog de Formacion (Blog)

Consumers Turning To One-Stop-Shop Stores Rather Than Traditional Grocery Stores | El Blog de Formacion (Blog) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

When I was growing up, my mom would do our family’s grocery shopping at several different stores. She’d purchase fresh produce at one, meat at another and non-perishable items like cleaning supplies at another. Today, she only goes to one store. She’s part of a growing trend of consumers frequenting big box stores rather than traditional grocers to mark off items on their grocery list. 

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Consumers Turning To One-Stop-Shop Stores Rather Than Traditional Grocery Stores | Consumerist (Blog)

Consumers Turning To One-Stop-Shop Stores Rather Than Traditional Grocery Stores | Consumerist (Blog) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

When I was growing up, my mom would do our family’s grocery shopping at several different stores. She’d purchase fresh produce at one, meat at another and non-perishable items like cleaning supplies at another. Today, she only goes to one store. She’s part of a growing trend of consumers frequenting big box stores rather than traditional grocers to mark off items on their grocery list.

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Plant-derived withaferin A is a potential anti-tumor agent | Phys.org

Plant-derived withaferin A is a potential anti-tumor agent | Phys.org | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Philipp von Bieberstein's research focuses on the plant Withania somnifera, a member of the tomato family that contains a potential anti-tumor agent.
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Living on Mars | Arizona Daily Wildcat

Living on Mars | Arizona Daily Wildcat | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The metal feet of a spacecraft touch down on the rust-colored soil of Mars. It is not the first machine that humans beings from Earth have sent to the red planet, but this time it’s different.
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