Archive for September, 2012

  • Research into Reuse of Agricultural Waste

    Monday, September 24th, 2012

    The British Food Standards Agency is calling for tenders for research into the use of waste-derived materials in agriculture. The research will look at the use of recycled materials, such as biosolids, poultry litter ash, paper sludge ash and wood shavings as fertilisers, liming agents, soil improvers or animal bedding, and the possible impact these [...]

  • Antibiotic-resistant salmonella strains in Vietnam pork

    Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

    Vietnamese and Japanese researchers have investigated the spread of antibiotic-resistant salmonella isolates in retail pork and poultry meat from North Vietnamese markets.
    A total of 118 Salmonella isolates were detected from 283 retail meat samples (135 pork and 148 chicken meat) purchased at retail markets in Northern Vietnam. Thirteen serovars, including Infantis, Anatum, Rissen, Reading, Emek, [...]

  • Scientists debate biofuel and biorefinery technologies

    Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

    Researchers and students from two of the five divisions of the FAPESP Program for Bioenergy Research (BIOEN)—“Biofuel Technology” and “Biorefineries”—attended a workshop held on August 20 and 21 in São Paulo.
    The workshop involved 27 presentations, with the majority focused on methodologies to improve the production of second-generation ethanol from sugarcane bagasse and the utilization of [...]

  • NCBA Urges EPA not to Lower Dust Standard

    Thursday, September 6th, 2012

    The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) clearly spelled out its opposition to any attempt by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to lower the coarse particulate matter (PM) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) in its official comments submitted to the agency last week.
    PM, which includes both urban and rural dust, is regulated under the Clean [...]

  • UN launches network for sustainable development

    Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

    A network of universities, research centres and technical institutions to provide practical sustainable development solutions has been launched by the UN.
    The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), launched last month (9 August), will work with governments, UN agencies, the private sector and civil society organisations to identify and demonstrate new approaches to sustainable development.
    Poverty alleviation, social [...]