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Spicy Cuisine Originated in Mexico 1,500 Years Ago

...t remains, dating back to the beginnings of squash cultivation in Mexico some 10,000 years ago. Arid conditions through the centuries prevented decay of the crop remains, which include corn, squash, beans, avocados and chilli peppers. The study was focused on the two upper layers of ash and debris, known as Zo...

Afghan Opium Production Soaring Out of Control

...rom Afghanistan. According to a BBC report, the cultivation of opium poppies increased dramatically in the country, despite the presence of more than 30,000 international troops there, and adds that Afghanistan is unlikely to regain real security until the production of illegal drugs is tackled. In the 198...

Tibetans to Introduce Organic Farming

...tion, crop residues, animal manures and mechanical cultivation to maintain soil productivity. "The policy of sustainable agriculture based on organic farming is aimed at preserving the viability of the Tibetan settlements," Dorje said. "With funding from an Italian NGO, COSPE, the Tibetan government has depu...

Tissue Engineered Scaffolding Allows Reproduction of Cartilage Tissue

...ewly grown cartilage to maintain its volume during cultivation and post-procedure. The cell-derived scaffold could provide a favorable environment for cartilage cells to maintain their characteristics while synthesizing cartilage in the scaffold structure in vivo, notes study author Dr. Byoung-Hyun Min. Cell-d...

Biotechnology Will Dominate The 21st Century

...ybrids of cotton have been approved for commercial cultivation across 9 cotton-growing states viz; Andhra Pradesh...rmance and other criteria. The area under cotton cultivation has increased from 72,000 acres in 2002 to 93 lakh acres in 2006. Overall production has gone up to ...

FAO Says Biofuels Threatening Food Security

... warned that diverting food crop land to extensive cultivation for biofuels would damage biodiversity and lead to a serious threat to food security. "Poor countries will have to cope with a nine percent rise on food imports and the poorest, which will import most, will pay an extra 10 percent", the FAO report...

Cider can Ward Off Cancer and Heart Disease

...ated in Britain but is now produced wherever apple cultivation is high like in the US, New Zealand and Australia. The drink is also popular in France, Ireland and northern Spain. World over, cider sales are estimated at about 22 per cent of annual beer sales. Scientists have found that the drink contains hea...

Exports Of Herbal & Dietary Products Has Huge Potential

...ants bio-diversity in the forest areas but promote cultivation of medicinal plants through farmers. This two pronged approach will not only ensure that medicinal plants that are collected by tribals and other forest dwellers for their livelihood are made available to the AYUSH industry but also that the farmer...

Drug Uses Up Water in Yemeni Capital, People Must Relocate

...arce water, 40% goes on irrigating khat - and khat cultivation is increasing by 10% to 15% a year. Growing khat earns a Yemeni farmer 20 times as much as growing potatoes. In a country where almost half the people live on hardly one US dollar a day, khat income is eminently welcome. Also in a situation of gri...

Henna from Rajasthan for Aishwarya-Abhishek Wedding

...ict of the state boast of the most intensive henna cultivation in India. Up to 90 percent of Rajasthan's commercial henna production is in this area. Over 100 henna processing units are in operation in Sojat. Bollywood's hottest couple is getting married on April 20. According to reports, the ceremony would ...

Low-sugar Potato Cultivation Spreads in India

Indian farmers are increasingly turning to cultivation of low-sugar potato, as there is an increasing dem...s annual output runs to 22.49 million tones. The cultivation of low sugar potato is now spreading to Madhya Pradesh and Punjab.India exports raw and processed po...

Malaria-curing Herb Must Be Carefully Farmed - WHO

...lling for more stringent monitoring of the plant's cultivation and collection. "The availability of these treatments still falls short of what is needed." Resistance to conventional anti-malarial drugs such as chloroquine or amodiaquine have triggered great demand for artemisinin therapy which the WHO has re...

Scientists Boost Production of Cheap Malaria Drugs

... fertilisers in Brazil.He told SciDev.Net that the cultivation method could help develop a strategy for using Artemisia annua as a traditional herbal tea to tackle malaria for poor communities who cannot access or afford to pay for antimalarial products developed by the pharmaceutical industry. A separate stu...

Government Announces Steps To Promote Ayurvedic Medicine

...rs. These boards would also be responsible for the cultivation and development of medicinal plants. In this context,help from the Commerce ministry has been sought. Dr.Ramdoss stated that the Union Minister of State for Commerce, Jairam Ramesh, had already begun touring the nation for this purpose. Already, th...

Nepal Plans to Promote Health Tourism Based on Traditional Medicine

...is one of the major enterprises that is engaged in cultivation of rare herbs and manufacture of herbal products in Nepal targeting the growing interest in ayurvedic products. Besides healing centres and spas, the Nepal Tourism Board, which is largely supported by the private sector, is looking at the seven gol...

PM Stresses Need for More Awareness on Human Sexuality

... prime minister) Jawaharlal Nehru used to call the cultivation of scientific temper." Highlighting the success of states like Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, in effectively meeting some of the health related issues, the prime minister urged other states to emulate them and help in ensuring the success o...

With Ban Imposed on Soft Drinks Tender Coconut may Finally Get its Due

...families. Over the years, the area under coconut cultivation has declined from 926,000 hectares in 2001 to 898,000 hectares in 2005. "If we can sell tender coconuts as the state drink of Kerala, it could also be a boost for people who depend on it for their livelihood," Ratnakaran told IANS. The decision t...

Fuel demand to be met by Bio-diesel

...ent is trying to use 11.2 million hectares for the cultivation of jatropha and karanja by 2012. If that can be achieved, the country can produce 20 percent of its transport fuel from bio-diesel." The college has also successfully extracted bio-diesel from 'saal' seed, rice and used vegetable oils besides the a...

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar Favours Herbal Farming

...ould boost herbal farming. It would also encourage cultivation of medicinal plants. Nitish Kumar said the idea of setting up the centre came to his mind during a visit of agriculture scientists to his bungalow a few days ago. --Edited IANS...

India set to become the global knowledge hub

... in basic research. India has started commercial cultivation of genetically modified cotton in the western state of Gujarat and some southern states, with several other crops in various stages of getting approvals for commercial plantation. In stem cell research, the US Department of Health wants to fund two...

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