Web links to stories issued August 1-5, 2011 ___________________________________________
ARS News Service
USDA Agricultural Research Service
August 5, 2011
Quicker freeze-dried fish:
A quicker freeze-dry technique used to process salmon cubes could potentially be applied to add value to meat components considered to be less appealing, according to a USDA researcher. (8/1) http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2011/110801.htm
Detergent-like compounds called saponins are best known for their cleansing properties, but USDA scientists are studying these compounds' potential for helping protect plants from insect attack. (8/2) http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2011/110802.htm
Rangelands and climate change:
Rising carbon dioxide levels can reverse the drying effects of predicted higher temperatures on semi-arid rangelands, according to a study published today by a team of USDA and university scientists. (8/3) http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2011/110803.htm
Food aid product developed:
USDA scientists have developed a fully cooked food-aid product called Instant Corn Soy Blend that supplements meals, particularly for young children. (8/4) http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2011/110804.htm
Blowing in the wind:
A USDA scientist and his research partners have combined models of wind erosion and regional climate patterns to simulate the sources and dispersion of particulate matter-such as tiny bits of soil and other substances-blowing in dust storms around Mexico City. (8/5) http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2011/110805.htm
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