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Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Approves Bevo

vees56hs : March 5, 2012 10:26 am : Recent

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has approved a co-sponsored research grant submitted by Bevo Agro Inc. (TSX-V: BVO.V – News) and The University of British Columbia (UBC). The purpose of the grant is to develop a new cultivar of Pawpaw (Asimina triloba), North America’s largest native fruit. In August 2011 , Bevo, in concert with Dr. Kermit Ritland , a professor and plant geneticist at UBC, applied to NSERC for a $200,000 grant, (requiring matching support from Bevo), for a four year research program aimed at establishing a new patentable Pawpaw cultivar. This small tree, produces a tropical-like fruit similar in size and shape to a mango, and having a banana-mango flavour. Due to certain genetic characteristics including a short shelf life, large inedible seeds, and low fruit yields, to date, the Pawpaw has not been an attractive candidate for broad commercialization. Our research program aims to create a new commercially viable cultivar. After a review of the grant proposal by an NSERC appointed scientific/industrial committee, the grant was conditionally approved in December 2011 pending the execution of a collaborative research agreement between Bevo and the University of British Columbia, which will administer the grant and direct the research program. The collaborative research agreement came into effect on February 06, 2012 . Bevo Agro is North America’s leading supplier of propagated agricultural plants, growing and distributing vegetable, flower, berry and other plant seedlings to North America’s growers. Bevo propagates quality seedlings and plants for wholesale vegetable greenhouse growers, field growers and nursery operators from its 40 acres of greenhouse and related production infrastructure. NSERC, an agency of the Government of Canada , promotes and supports discovery research, and fosters innovation by encouraging Canadian companies to participate and invest in research projects carried out at Canadian universities. Additionally, it helps to train university graduate students in their advanced studies, through participation in NSERC funded research programs. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. After a review of the grant proposal by an NSERC appointed scientific/industrial committee, the grant was conditionally approved in December 2011 pending the execution of a collaborative research agreement between Bevo and the University of British Columbia, which will administer the grant and direct the research program. The collaborative research agreement came into effect on February 06, 2012.

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Bevo Agro and The University of British Columbia Enter into a Collaborative

vees56hs : March 2, 2012 10:26 am : Recent

The Pawpaw is a unique tree fruit native to the Eastern and Mid-Western U.S. and the Carolinian Forests of Southern Ontario. It produces a highly aromatic, sweet, tropical-like fruit about the size and shape of a mango. Although it is a hardy indigenous Canadian fruit, it is almost unknown to Canadian consumers, and indeed to the larger North American public. This results from certain genetic traits that limit its’ economic viability, including a short shelf life, an abundance of large inedible seeds, and low fruit yields.

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Prince Edward Island farmers turned in 27,320 kilograms of obsolete

vees56hs : February 28, 2012 10:26 am : Recent

Prince Edward Island farmers lined up to return their unwanted or obsolete pesticides last year, turning in more than 27,000 kilograms of product. The program was operated by CleanFARMS, a national industry-led agricultural waste management organization. CleanFARMS partnered with three agri-retailers – PEI Agromart, Cavendish Agri Services and McCain Produce – who collected the obsolete pesticides at their locations. The collection took place over a two-week period in November.

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Sparking children’s interest in farming

vees56hs : February 25, 2012 10:26 am : Recent

Abu Dhabi is planning to spark an interest in farming among children as part of its drive to achieve food security, a senior official told Gulf News.“Most of the Emirati owners of the farms are not involved in the farming operations as farms are managed by expatriate managers or workers,” said Mohammad Jalal Al Reyaysa, Director of Communication and Community Services at the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA).“The involvement of children may change this situation. When children are interested in farming, they may compel their parents to visit the farms regularly.”

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Food Project Proposes Matrix-Style Vertical Chicken Farms

vees56hs : February 21, 2012 10:26 am : Recent

Architecture student André Ford has proposed a new system for the mass production of chickens that removes the birds’ cerebral cortex so that they don’t experience the horrors of being packed together tightly in vertical farms. Each year, the United Kingdom raises and kills around 800 million broiler chickens for their meat. These creatures are grown in vast sheds with no natural light over the course of six to seven weeks. They are bred to grow particularly quickly and often die because their hearts and lungs cannot keep up with their body’s rapid growth.

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Senecas say NY’ers don’t want non-native casinos

vees56hs : January 4, 2012 10:19 am : Recent

The poll shows there is strong support for the casinos to be operated by American Indian interests and not those from non-tribal, corporate entities.

The issue is taking on a new level of importance in light of a new economic recovery plan being championed by Cuomo that would allow non-Indian operated casinos operated in New York state on non-sovereign territory, by private-sector interests.

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Air Force awards $1.8B in contracts

vees56hs : January 4, 2012 10:08 am : Recent

Three companies were named to a $250 million contract vehicle to support for the Reusable Booster System Flight and Ground Experiments (RBS-FGE) Program including Andrews Space Inc. Andrews Space Inc. Latest from The Business Journals Space-vehicle design firm Andrews Space focuses on smaller productsNASA looks to Andrews Space of Seattle for design helpNASA awards Johnson Space Center contracts Follow this company , of Tukwila, Wash.; the Boeing Co. Boeing Co. Latest from The Business Journals Airbus whipping Boeing in 2011 order raceBoeing Machinists vote Wednesday on new contractAirbus tops Boeing in 2011 orders Follow this company , of Huntington Beach, Calif.; and Lockheed Martin Space Systems Corp., of Littleton, Colo. Winners will compete for individual tasks that address technology, processes and other attributes of a reusable booster system, or RBS. Air Force officials envision an RBS that includes a reusable rocket and an expendable upper stage rocket. The reusable rocket would be launched vertically and return, landing aircraft style on a runway, after carrying the space craft to a point where the expendable rocket could take over.

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Wright-Patt Credit Union vs. PNC

vees56hs : January 4, 2012 10:07 am : Recent

Brand Madness, Round 3 Match 5: Wright-Patt Credit Union vs. PNC :

Welcome to Dayton Brand Madness! We’ve taken 64 of Dayton’s most famous and iconic brands and matched them up, NCAA tourney-style.When done casting your vote below, CLICK HERE to move on to next matchup: Midmark vs. Kettering Medical CenterOur next matchup is between a credit union and a bank: Wright-Patt Credit Union

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Houston suburb leads South’s quality-of-life standings

vees56hs : January 4, 2012 10:06 am : Recent

This strong educational background is a key reason why West University Place ranks No. 1 in On Numbers’ quality-of-life standings for the Southern United States.Top-to-bottom rankings for the South can be accessed in the database below. Use the tab to isolate a single state, or hit Search to see the full standings. Follow the appropriate Details link to get a complete statistical breakdown for the community of your choice.

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Dauphin Island golf course scheduled to close

vees56hs : January 4, 2012 9:55 am : Recent

Declining revenues are cited as the reason for a decision by the Dauphin Island Property Owner’s Association to close the Isle Dauphine Golf Course effective Dec. 19.According to the Press-Register, Jack Gaines, president of the Dauphin Island Property Owners Association, which manages the course and other amenities on the grounds, said a vote to close the course was “totally a financial decision.”

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Judge delays resentencing for Siegelman

vees56hs : January 4, 2012 9:55 am : Recent

Resentencing for former Gov. Don Siegelman has been delayed by a federal judge until the U.S. Supreme Court makes a final disposition on his conviction on bribery and corruption charges.
According to the Montgomery Advertiser, the ruling issued by U.S. Circuit Judge James C. Hill late last week clears the way for an appeal Siegelman’s attorneys say will ask the nation’s highest court to consider the line between political contributions and bribes.

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Colorado land board to ask 6 companies for Lowry Range drilling proposals

vees56hs : January 4, 2012 9:55 am : Recent

The Colorado State Land Board this week will ask six oil and gas companies to submit proposals for drilling on 21,048 acres of the old Lowry Bombing Range east of Aurora.
The formal request for proposals will be issued “as soon as possible this week,” land board spokeswoman

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November foreclosure sales rise in urban Colorado counties, but they’re down year to date

vees56hs : January 2, 2012 10:36 am : Recent

The latest monthly report from the Colorado Division of Housing found November foreclosure sales rise in urban Colorado counties, but they are down year to date. The state’s twelve largest counties found 1290 fore closure sales in November. This is 7.9 percent more than the same month a year earlier.

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Boeing partnering with Navy on ship-based laser protection

vees56hs : January 2, 2012 10:34 am : Recent

Boeing has partnered with the US Navy to develop the MK 38 Tactical Laser System. This system pairs a currently available 10 kilowatt laser with the remote controlled Mk 38 machine gun. The Mk 38 is already available on dozens of Navy ships. This “new” system should help protect ships against small boats or other vessels through nonlethal means. The $2.8 million contract is currently through prime contractor BAE Systems.

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Locally Grown Food Uses Less Fuel to Deliver Better Health and More Flavor

Sid : November 21, 2011 5:36 am : Recent

In our modern age of food preservatives and additives, genetically altered crops and E. coli outbreaks, as with the recent spinach debacle [September 2006], people are increasingly concerned about the quality and cleanliness of the foods they eat. Given the impossibility of identifying the pesticides used and the route taken to grow and transport, say, a banana from Central America to our local supermarket, foods grown locally make a lot of sense for those who want more control over what they put into their bodies.

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