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Ebola threatens food security in West Africa, says FAO

The world's worst Ebola epidemic has put harvests at risk and sent food prices soaring in West Africa, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said on Tuesday, warning the problem would intensify in coming months, reported Reuters .


Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Science, Liberia, Africa, World News

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Maine ready for colorful fall foliage season

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry and the Maine Office of Tourism will begin releasing their weekly fall foliage report on Sept.


Related Topix: Science

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

California drought: Livermore winemakers see lighter crop yields, smaller fruit

LIVERMORE >> With an early harvest just around the corner, Wente Vineyards' Kevin Zollinger is optimistic one of the state's worst droughts in recorded history won't leave the winemaker's precious grapes high and dry.


Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Science, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Livermore, CA, San Joaquin, CA


Early Oregon pear harvest falls below expectations

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Related Topix: Medford, OR, Science, Jackson County, OR

KXLY-TV Spokane

Train your brain to crave healthy food

We know, that wasn't the quick fix to afternoon ice cream binges you were hoping for.


Related Topix: Life, Medicine, Nutrition, Science

KRDO-TV Colorado Springs

World's best wine-tasting experience

"Beyond the hedonism of tasting these wines -- and the hedonism of tasting these wines is going to be off the charts -- I think there will be two very important ideas that come out of this," says wine educator and "The Wine Bible" author Karen MacNeil as we share a bottle of Stony Hill 2012 Napa Valley Gewurztraminer over lunch.


Related Topix: Wine, Drink, us Travel, Travel, Science, Yountville, CA


Chefs, breeders pair up to produce tastier veggies

Sweet corn breeder Bill Tracy,center, talks to visitors at a tasting day on a University of Wisconsin research farm Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Verona, Wis.


Related Topix: Wisconsin Government, Wisconsin, Life, Food, Vegetables, Verona, WI, Science, Local Food, Fruits

The Republic

Farm at Prophetstown suspends some operations

An educational farm located within Prophetstown State Park is suspending some operations for the rest of the year because of a lack of funding.


Related Topix: Prophetstown, IL, Science

Sun Aug 31, 2014

This is Wiltshire

Farming diary - Family visit during harvest

Richard and I have spent most of the week stewarding at a championship pony show held near Grantham, and although it was cold we did not get wet.


Related Topix: Science


Wisconsin apple growers say crop looking good

A Wisconsin State Journal report says growers were concerned after last year's unusually heavy harvest.


Related Topix: Science, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Less meat 'key' to food security

The shift towards meat-heavy Western diets means agricultural yields will not meet projected food demands for the world population in 2050, experts predict Eating less meat is "essential" to ensure future demand for food can be met and "dangerous" climate change avoided, experts have warned.


Related Topix: Science, Environment


Chefs, Breeders Pair Up To Create Tastier Vegetables

There's a good chance that many of the suddenly trendy vegetables that foodies latch on to in the next decade will benefit from research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, Science, Local Food, Fruits

NewsOn6 Tulsa

Somalia: 11 killed as army repels attack on prison

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the... By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes ... (more)


Related Topix: Prison, Somalia, World News, Africa, Science


In or out of spotlight, Guadagno's job is the same

For at least 60 days this year -- and for much of next week, when her boss is in Mexico with a state delegation -- Lt.


Related Topix: Chris Christie, US Governors, Science, Tim Kaine

Sat Aug 30, 2014

KABC-AM Los Angeles

Locust Swarm Descends Upon Madagascar's Capital

A swarm of millions of locusts descended upon Madagascar's capital of Antananarivo on Thursday, slowing traffic and blotting out the skies over the city.


Related Topix: Madagascar, Africa, World News, Entomology, Science

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Medical marijuana applications posted for businessMedical marijuana...

Medical marijuana applications posted for business The official applications have been posted for aspiring medical marijuana businesses in Illinois.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Colorado, Colorado Government, Science

The Brattleboro Reformer

Solid apple crop expected in Northern New England

A cold winter and trees still weary from last season's massive apple crop have Northern New England growers eyeing a decent but not spectacular harvest this year.


Related Topix: Science, Life, Fruits, Food, University of Vermont, Monkton, VT, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

The Wichita Eagle

Sesame catching on in southeast US

Sesame is gaining a foothold in parts of the southeast United States, where cotton has long been king, as farmers take advantage of its drought tolerance and a recently developed trait that lets them bring it in with typical ag equipment.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Science

Pasadena Star-News

Los Angeles County Fair opens with a vintage plane flyover

The fair is celebrating its 92nd anniversary this year and the month-long event kicked off with a ribbon cutting ceremony in the newly expanded Farm, said Renee Hernandez, Fair spokeswoman.


Related Topix: Los Angeles County, CA, Science


California lifts part of quarantine on grape pest

State and federal agricultural officials are partially lifting a quarantine imposed for a moth that's eating grapes in Northern California's wine country.


Related Topix: Science, Drink, Wine, Napa County, CA