Posts made in August, 2015

Engineered Bacteria Send A Signal When Water Gets Polluted

Posted by on Aug 31, 2015 in Activities, News | 0 comments

            Certain types of bacteria could consume the glucose from plants and then secrete molecules that could be turned into biofuel.   AUG 11, 2015 12:45 PM ET // BY TRACY STAEDTER Until now, there hasn’t been a simple, inexpensive and quick way to monitor water quality. But a team of entrepreneurs from Calgary, Canada, has developed a solution. It’s called FRED, for Field-Ready Electrochemical Detector, and it involves genetically engineered bacteria...

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Could GMO Rice Remove Most of the Methane From Our Atmosphere?

Posted by on Aug 5, 2015 in Activities, News | 0 comments

              Published On: Fri, Jul 31st, 2015 Science | By Deborah Grace   Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas that is emitted from plants and animals and can contribute to ecological pollution if it is too abundant. But while we know that livestock and the leaks from natural gas wells can send some of the gas into the atmosphere, studies show that a remarkable amount of the stuff actually breathes out of the rice plant as it grows; it seeps in from...

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Region 2 farmers back BT eggplant

Posted by on Aug 5, 2015 in Activities, News | 0 comments

            August 2, 2015 8:14 pm by LEANDER C. DOMINGO ILAGAN CITY, Isabela: More and more farmers in the Cagayan Valley region are giving approval for Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) eggplant cultivation which will spare farmers and consumers from harmful chemical sprays. In the Public Dialogue on Bt Eggplant held at the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) Cagayan Valley Regional Experiment Station here on late July 22, more than a hundred farmers and agriculture...

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