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December 1, 2013
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Biogas power plants: Renewable energy-producers of the future

When Michigan State University’s Wolfgang Bauer travels past unused farmland in Michigan, he sees untapped energy resources and opportunities for tremendous economic development. Bauer studies the ways in which renewable energy from animal waste, energy crops like corn or switch … Continue reading

October 31, 2013
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The People’s Choice: Americans Would Pay to Help Monarch Butterflies

Americans place high value on butterfly royalty. A recent study suggests they are willing to support monarch butterfly conservation at high levels, up to about 6 ½ billion dollars if extrapolated to all U.S. households. If even a small percentage … Continue reading

June 17, 2013
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Vegetable Oil Is Good for You, MU Researcher Says

Scientists find that essential fatty acid found in vegetable oils does not promote inflammation in humans COLUMBIA, Mo. — A typical American consumes approximately 3 or more tablespoons of vegetable oil each day. Vegetable oils, like those from soy, corn … Continue reading

June 7, 2013
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Scientists sequence genome of ‘sacred lotus,’ which likely holds anti-aging secrets

A team of 70 scientists from the U.S., China, Australia and Japan today reports having sequenced and annotated the genome of the “sacred lotus,” which is believed to have a powerful genetic system that repairs genetic defects, and may hold … Continue reading

May 12, 2013
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Reaching more farmers

Since its inception in 1909, University of Minnesota Extension has worked with farmers to find solutions to their biggest challenges. And, since we all eat—our biggest challenges. For the past 25 years, Extension has shared the U’s expertise by educating … Continue reading

November 23, 2012
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Shaking out Sugars

A diabetes researcher’s take on dietary sugar With all the talk these days about fructose, glucose, sucrose, high-fructose corn syrup, and sugar in general, it can be hard for a health-conscious person to sort out the truth. “A lot of … Continue reading

August 17, 2012
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MU Researchers Work to Further Biofuel Production without Increasing Food Prices

COLUMBIA, Mo. – America is looking for more biofuel through the use of crops such as corn and soybeans, but concerns about higher food prices persist when land for biofuel displaces land for food crops. Now, researchers at the University … Continue reading

December 21, 2011
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Sorghum a Sweet Treat for Zoo Animals

Scraps from sweet sorghum harvested for biofuel production enrich the diets of elephants, monkeys, parrots and other animals in Tucson’ Reid Park Zoo. This holiday season, animals in Tucson’s Reid Park Zoo get to munch on a rare treat: scraps … Continue reading