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How to Really Eat Like a Hunter-Gatherer: Why the Paleo Diet Is Half-Baked [Interactive & Infographic]: Scientific American

How to Really Eat Like a Hunter-Gatherer: Why the Paleo Diet Is Half-Baked [Interactive & Infographic]: Scientific American | Biotech Food | Scoop.it

We are not biologically identical to our Paleolithic predecessors, nor do we have access to the foods they ate.

 Even if eating only foods available to hunter–gatherers in the Paleolithic made sense, it would be impossible. As Christina Warinner of the University of Zurich emphasizes in her 2012 TED talk, just about every single species commonly consumed today—whether a fruit, vegetable or animal—is drastically different from its Paleolithic predecessor. In most cases, we have transformed the species we eat through artificial selection:


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New discovery could stimulate plant growth and increase crop yields

New discovery could stimulate plant growth and increase crop yields | Biotech Food | Scoop.it
Durham, UK (SPX) Jan 16, 2014 -
Scientists led by experts at Durham University have discovered a natural mechanism in plants that could stimulate their growth even under stress and potentially lead to better crop yields.

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Bayer CropScience and Cargill Introduce InVigor Health For U.S. Farmers

Bayer CropScience and Cargill Introduce InVigor Health For U.S. Farmers | Biotech Food | Scoop.it

Research Triangle Park, NC (Nov. 11, 2013) -– U.S. farmers who grow specialty canola can now choose a hybrid from the high-yielding InVigor® canola portfolio by Bayer CropScience. Bayer CropScience and Cargill are proud to introduce L156H - an Invigor Health hybrid with a high oleic oil profile. Bayer CropScience will produce and package the seed and only sell it through Cargill Specialty Seeds & Oils authorized dealers.

“L156H gives farmers the agronomic performance they can count on from InVigor, plus the opportunity to sell at a contract premium,” says Tom Schuler, Strategic Business Lead for Seeds and Traits, Bayer CropScience. “At the end of the day, the InVigor Health hybrid helps farmers minimize risk and maximize profit.”

Bayer CropScience will produce and package the seed and only sell it through Cargill Specialty Seeds & Oils authorized dealers. and Cargill are proud to introduce L156H - an Invigor Health hybrid with a high oleic oil profile. Bayer CropScience will produce and package the seed and only sell it through Cargill Specialty Seeds & Oils authorized dealers.

“L156H gives farmers the agronomic performance they can count on from InVigor, plus the opportunity to sell at a contract premium,” says Tom Schuler, Strategic Business Lead for Seeds and Traits, Bayer CropScience. “At the end of the day, the InVigor Health hybrid helps farmers minimize risk and maximize profit.”

As do all the hybrids in the InVigor portfolio, L156H features early-season vigor, the highest rating for blackleg resistance and the LibertyLink® trait, which gives farmers an alternative to glyphosate-tolerant systems. In 11 large plot trials across North Dakota and eastern Montana in 2012 and 2013, L156H yielded 10 percent higher than Nexera™ 1012, a competitor’s specialty canola hybrid.

“Farmers can earn higher returns by growing specialty canola in a simple program that offers a premium over classic canola,” says Rick Wiebe, marketing manager for Cargill Specialty Seeds & Oils. “We are pleased to provide growers more specialty canola hybrid options and herbicide options with the introduction of InVigor Health L156H.”

A limited quantity of L156H will be available for the 2014 growing season. Farmers can ask their Cargill Specialty Seeds & Oils authorized dealers for details on obtaining a specialty canola contract and growing L156H.

L156H is the fourth new InVigor canola hybrid introduced by Bayer CropScience for the 2014 growing season. Other new hybrids for the season are L140P - the industry’s first hybrid with pod shatter tolerance; L160S - the first InVigor hybrid with sclerotinia tolerance; and L252 - the first InVigor hybrid with high classic canola oil content.

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Farmers Fall Back on Pesticides as GMO Seeds Plagued with Superinsects, Superweeds

Farmers Fall Back on Pesticides as GMO Seeds Plagued with Superinsects, Superweeds | Biotech Food | Scoop.it
Despite genetic modifications to seeds by biotech companies like Monsanto to make plants insect-resistant, pests have developed immunity, and farmers are falling back on chemical insecticide to protect their crops.A corn hybrid invented by biotech...

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Tweaking A 'Hybrid Vigor' Gene Could Generate Higher Crop Yields - RedOrbit

Tweaking A 'Hybrid Vigor' Gene Could Generate Higher Crop Yields - RedOrbit | Biotech Food | Scoop.it
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Tweaking A 'Hybrid Vigor' Gene Could Generate Higher Crop Yields
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But what if commercial tomato growers could coax plants into producing more fruit without sacrificing that unique and necessary bushy plant shape?

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