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DMK dives into plant based

This year in Cologne, the industry business unit – the B2B business segment – focused on the cheese product group. With an expanded product portfolio, the focus is on innovative applications for the processing industry.The BU Brand with its MILRAM, MILRAM Food-Service and Uniekaas brands presented new products for the food retail trade and innovative…

Plant virus

How a plant virus could help stop cancers from reaching the lungs

Using a virus that grows in black-eyed pea plants, nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego developed a new treatment that could keep metastatic cancers at bay from the lungs. The treatment not only slowed tumor growth in the lungs of mice with either metastatic breast cancer or melanoma, it also prevented or drastically…

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Fukushima plant failed to probe cause of faulty filters

TOKYO (AP) — Officials at Japan’s wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant have acknowledged they neglected to investigate the cause of faulty exhaust filters that are key to preventing radioactive pollution, after being forced to replace them twice.Representatives of the operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, made the revelation Monday during a regular review of the…

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The plant invaders posing a headache for conservationists

A garden favourite or an invasive pest? The tall and attractive stranger has showy plumes and can make itself at home at the coast, in the city or even in your garden. But conservationists warn that Cortaderia selloana—or pampas grass—is a damaging invasive species menacing parts of southern Europe. Also known as “feather duster”, pampas…

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Plant These Trees for an Aromatic Garden

Photo: Andrew Koturanov (Shutterstock)Trees are a desirable element for most yards in that they create shade, provide privacy, and—obviously—add greenery. But certain trees can also offer up a sweet-smelling fragrance, in addition to their other benefits. Here are some trees you might consider planting, depending on the type of aromas you like.Why it’s beneficial to…

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Eating more plant foods may lower heart disease risk in young adults, older women

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Eating more nutritious, plant-based foods is heart-healthy at any age, according to two research studies published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, an open access journal of the American Heart Association. In two separate studies analyzing different measures of healthy plant food consumption, researchers found that both young…

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Plant root–associated bacteria preferentially colonize their native host-plant roots

Depiction of model legume Lotus japonicus and crucifer Arabidopsis Thaliana. Credit: Kathrin Wippel An international team of researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research and the University of Aarhus in Denmark have discovered that bacteria from the plant microbiota are adapted to their host species. In a newly published study, they show…

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How to Tell When Your Plant Needs Fertilizer and When It’s Too Much

Photo: FotoHelin (Shutterstock)Fertilizer can help promote healthier and stronger plants by giving them a well-balanced level of nutrients, encouraging root strength and longer blooms. The general consensus is that you should fertilize your plants during the growing season, which is early to mid-spring, but in reality it’s not that simple: Each plant has different fertilizing…

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The way to Pick Outdoor Plant Containers for Low-Maintenance Gardening

Photo: Lena Suetina (Shutterstock)People who live somewhere with ample outdoor space may have the room to spread out and make an in-ground garden—instead of being limited to planters like city-dwellers—but gardening in containers comes with some benefits of its own. In fact, if you pick the right ones (and the right plants) it can make…

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Plant functional traits Might better explain liana species distributions

Fig. 1 From: Traits, strategies, and niches of liana species in a tropical seasonal rainforest Plant functional traits are morphological, physiological or phenological properties that affect plant growth, survival, and reproduction. They hold the promise to explain plant species distribution patterns. However, few studies have linked multiple traits to multiple niche dimensions (i.e., light, water,…