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by Richard Harris Scientists have long predicted that — eventually — temperatures and altered rainfall caused by global climate change will take a toll on four of the most important crops in the world: rice, wheat soy and corn. Now, as world grain prices hover near record highs, a new study finds ...
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As omens go, dead birds raining from the sky can be seen as pretty predictive of grim times environmentally. Catastrophic, even. And the seers would have been right. A volcano darkened the skies of Europe. Crude oil spread its foul sheen over the Gulf. Ice caps and glaciers continued to retreat. A ...
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Where Nitrates Come From Nitrates occur naturally in the environment and are produced by living organisms. It aids in the growth of fruits and vegetables. Nitrates are also added to some foods to help preserve them and maintain color. They are also found in water, although in varying amou...
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Three children have died and 35 people have become ill from drinking nitrite-tainted milk in China's north-western Gansu province, Xinhua news agency has reported in the latest food safety scandal to hit the dairy industry. Most of the 35 were children under 14 now being treated at two hospitals in...
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