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Leaf-cutter ants, a model potential for biofuel production

Contributed by tanidjaja on Jul 25, 2013 - 01:53 PM

In recent years, researches have been looking for alternative energy sources that can replace fossil fuels. One of them is biofuel, a fuel produced from living organisms. A recent study, conducted by University of Wisconsin-Madison on the communities of leaf-cutter ants, has led to a discovery of potential model for better biofuel production.

Effect of Packaging Type on Microbial Growth and Sensory Characteristics in Lamb Shoulders

Contributed by ldejung on Jul 13, 2013 - 07:42 PM

Food safety is of utmost importance to the satisfaction and health of consumers, and control of microbial growth is a key factor to preventing food spoilage.   An Australian study, performed by the Food Safety and Innovation Research and Development Institute took a look at the effects of various types of packaging techniques on the longevity of storage in lamb shoulders. 

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