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Feb
8

Genetically Engineered Animals

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FDA approves 1st drug from genetically altered animals
FDA Approves Orphan Drug ATryn to Treat Rare Clotting Disorder
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued its first approval for a biological product produced by genetically engineered (GE) animals.
The approval is for ATryn, an anticoagulant used for the prevention of blood clots in patients with a rare [...]

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Jan
13

EPA Seeks Advice on Perchlorate in Drinking Water - Agency Issues Interim Health Advisory

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Release date: 01/08/2009
Contact Information: Enesta Jones, (202) 564-4355/7873/ jones.enesta@epa.gov
(Washington, D.C. – Jan. 8, 2009) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking advice from the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) before making a final determination on whether to issue a national regulation for perchlorate in drinking water.
The agency also is issuing an interim health advisory of [...]

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Jan
13

Researchers focus on bringing bees back

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Researchers focus on bringing bees back
By GENARO C. ARMAS
The Associated Press
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - The mysterious decline in honeybees has generated renewed interest into finding new ways to boost bee numbers.
Buoyed by public concern over honeybee hives afflicted with colony collapse disorder, researchers are focusing on how the habitat surrounding a hive can affect the [...]

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Jan
13

The ups and downs of energy drinks

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AAFES sales are high, but experts debate health effects of popular drinks
By Mark Abramson, Stars and Stripes
Mideast edition, Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Mark Abramson / S&S
Worldwide sales of Red Bull and other energy drinks at Army and Air Force Exchange facilities climbed from about 950,000 units in 2006 to more than 2.47 million in 2008. Dentists [...]

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Jan
12

Commodity Forecast World Supply and Demand

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The World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report provides USDA’s comprehensive forecasts of supply and demand for major U.S. and global crops and U.S. livestock. The report gathers information from a number of statistical reports published by USDA and other government agencies, and provides a framework for additional USDA reports.
Latest WASDE Report
The [...]

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Jan
12

Global warming could overheat crops

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SEATTLE, Jan. 9 (UPI) — U.S. researchers say global warming is likely to result in lower crop yields in the tropics and subtropics. leading to serious food shortages.
The food shortages could hurt half of the world’s population, said David Battisti, a University of Washington atmospheric sciences professor.
The report, published in the journal Science, said higher [...]

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