ORNL story tips: For the birds, fresh twist on heat, upcycling plastics and probing for COVID particles
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A new study suggests that having crop insurance may have discouraged Indiana farmers’ use of cover crops to promote soil health, although the results also suggest that the statistically significant effect is small. The findings could help researchers understand more about the unintended consequences of providing subsidies for crop insurance and encouraging more participation in the program.
The 2nd International Agrobiodiversity Congress brought together over 3,100 participants from varied sectors in a 4-day virtual event to explore the role of agricultural biodiversity in transforming our food systems.
In the first population-based study of its kind, researchers from NYU Grossman School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine published a study online today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine that suggests men between 20 and 65 years of age with no prior history of CVD but who use ENDS daily are more than twice (2.4 times) as likely as men who have never used ENDS to report erectile dysfunction.
- American Journal of Preventive Medicine
- New York State Health Department
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics is calling on the Government to put animal welfare at the heart of plans to approve new breeding technologies in farming and food production, in a new report ‘Genome editing and farmed animal breeding: social and ethical issues’, published today.
Broiler chicks are meat-type poultry that are fed diets that improve overall well-being, which may work synergistically with a wood-burning heat exchanger system, according to researchers at West Virginia University.
- USDA Forest Service