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April 28, 2013

Can Egg Whites Lower Blood Pressure?

Sunday, 28 April 2013 What if yet another common everyday food could help to lower blood pressure? This is a question that scientists investigated and the initial findings are intriguing. High blood pressure, defined as consistently more than 140/90 mm Hg, is a well-established risk factor for cardiovascular disease and is the number one risk factor for stroke, affecting an estimated 17.1 percent of all Canadians over the age of 12. High blood pressure affects more than 30 percent of…

Wheat rates start surging in open market

By Tanveer Sher KARACHI: Wheat rates have started surging in the open market in the wake of speculations of expected inter-district ban on its movement in the province. The wheat rates have increased from Rs 2,900 per 100 kilogrammes (kgs) to Rs 3,050 per 100 kgs, reflecting an increase of Rs 150. Wheat was earlier available to buyers at Rs 2,900 per 100 kilogrammes (kgs) bag, which is Rs 100 less as compared to the official rates of Rs 3,000 per 100 kgs. Talking to the scribe,…

Subsidy of Rs 16bn on agri tube-wells: Pakistan Agriculture 2013

April 28, 2013 ISLAMABAD: Agriculturists and landlords of all the four provinces are not likely to benefit from the power subsidy on agriculture tube-wells to the tune of Rs 16 billion recently approved. The Ministry of Finance has expressed its inability to provide this huge amount for implementation of this political decision, official sources informed on Saturday. During the consultation state, according to the official sources, the Ministry of Finance was against the proposal to…

Travel The World And Learn About Agriculture

26 April 2013 People with a passion for agriculture and a desire to travel the world are encouraged to apply for the 2014 Nuffield Scholarships. Nuffield Canada is accepting applications for its 2014 program, which includes three scholarships worth $15,000 each. "The Nuffield Scholarship gives you an opportunity to choose a topic in agriculture that you're interested in, and go anywhere in the world to study it," explains chair Barb Stefanyshyn-Cote. "Lord Nuffield's premise was…

Importance of Pomegranate in Holy Quran and Hadith

April 28, 2013 By Allah Dad Khan There are Three references of the Pomegranate in the Qur'an under the name of Rumman (its Qur'anic name). The references can be found in; "We bring forth the green blade from, which we bring forth the thick clustered grain; and from the date palm, from the pollen thereof, spring pendant bunches; and (We bring forth) gardens of grapes, and the olive and the pomegranate, alike and unlike." "He it is Who produceth gardens trellised and…

Pakistan is an emerging Halal food hub: PHDA Chairman

April 28, 2013 ZAHID BAIG Punjab Halal Development Agency (PHDA) Chairman former Justice Khalil ur Rehman Khan said that Pakistan is an emerging Halal food hub and this is the right time for us to capture the international halal products market worth US3 trillion dollars by making our industry compliant to international standards and boosting up our halal sector. However, he said that there is a strong need of developing standards and enacting a law to make our halal products…

Leading farmer backs Commonwealth support package

28 April 2013 Western Australia's biggest grain grower has called on the State Government to match the Commonwealth's agriculture funding package. Farmers in WA will be able to apply for low interest loans of up to $650,000 under a $60 million plan announced by the Federal Treasurer yesterday. Grower John Nicoletti has welcomed the Commonwealth's package. "I mean $60 million is not a lot of money but it's something, it's most definitely better than what the State Government…

چین نیوزی لینڈ کی مصنوعات کی سب سے بڑی برآمدی منڈی بن گیا

رواں سال کی پہلی سہ ماہی کے دوران چین نیوزی لینڈ کی سب سے بڑی برآمدی منڈی بن گیا، ولنگٹن : مصنوعات کی برآمدات کے لحاظ سے چین آسٹریلیا پر سبقت لے گیا۔ ذرائع کے مطابق گزشتہ تین ماہ کے دوران نیوزی لینڈ نے چین کو 2.3 ارب نیوزی لینڈ ڈالر مالیت کی مصنوعات برآمد کیں جو کہ گزشتہ سال کی اسی مدت سے 34فیصد زیادہ ہیں ،برآمدات میں زیادہ تر ڈیری مصنوعات، ٹمبر اور اون شامل ہیں۔ اس کے برعکس آسٹریلیا کو نیوزی لینڈسےمصنوعات کی برآمدات میں 7.3 فیصد کمی ریکارڈ کی گئی۔چین اور نیوزی لینڈ کے درمیان دوطرفہ…

‘Foreigners are free to engage in poultry farming’

April 28, 2013 by By CHUSA SICHONE THE Poultry Association of Zambia (PAZ) executive manager Mathews Ngosa has said there is no law in Zambia which prevents foreign nationals from engaging in poultry farming. Mr Ngosa’s remarks come in the wake of concerns raised by some local poultry farmers on the influx of Chinese nationals engaging in the poultry industry. “A poultry farmer is a poultry farmer regardless of where they come from and our laws do not segregate who a poultry…

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