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May 30, 2014

Tick vaccine development: Livestock

By Umair Ahsan, Haroon Rashid Chaudhry Introduction Blood-feeding parasites have been reported to be the vectors of broad spectrum of disease agents since a long history. Ticks are one of those blood-sucking arthropods, responsible for a huge variety of heavy economic losses, caused by the direct effect of infestation, by injecting their toxins, through high morbidity and mortality, or by damaging the hides, and most importantly the reduction in production by lowering the performance of…

7 Reasons You’re Always Hungry: HEALTH

Author    Olga Kachmar- Diet, Health - Amerikanki - Health, Nutrition, Food - It’s quite natural to be hungry when you don’t eat for a long time and do lots of physical exercises. This feeling is really bothering. When you are hungry, you can’t work, study and do plenty of other things because you are obsessed with the desire to eat something. But sometimes you may be hungry no matter how much and how often you eat. Constant hunger will force you to consume more and more food that may lead…

Wheat falls for sixth day

May 30, 2014 US wheat fell on Wednesday, extending a week-long decline on investment fund selling tied to favourable conditions for crops in the world's top producer and exporter. Cheaper grain offered from shippers in Europe and the Black Sea region also weighed on futures for US wheat. Corn was slightly higher but hovering near a three-month low while nearby soyabean contracts also posted narrow gains as futures rebounded after large declines on Tuesday. Trading volumes spiked in the…

GM crops – no gain for small farmers

May 30, 2014 Small farmers, who constitute the majority of South Asian farmers do not benefit from GM crops, says Pervaiz Amir. In May 2014, a Pakistani court directed the national bio-safety committee to suspend issuance of new licences for growing GM crops until there was a proper legislative framework and adequate facilities for testing and screening. It was a long overdue step. Pakistan, along with other South Asian countries, took to GM technology without addressing regulatory…

European fish import from Pakistan to begin through Gwadar Port in two months: National

May 30, 2014 TAHIR AMIN - BR Report - The European countries have lifted ban on fish import from Pakistan which would begin in next two months through Gwadar Port, bringing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to the country besides boosting exports as well as increase the port throughput significantly. This was stated by the port and shipping minister Kamran Michael while briefing the National Assembly Standing Committee on Ports and Shipping, which met here on Thursday with Syed Ghulam…

Global markets: vast scope exists for export of agriculture products: Dastgir

May 30, 2014- Nation - Federal Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastgir Khan has said that there were many opportunities across the world for exporting agriculture products which could help earn the foreign exchange. He said this while addressing the gathering of growers and members of Sindh Abadgar Board (SAB) held at a local hotel on Thursday. "Similarly Afghanistan and Iran, there are many exports opportunities in Gulf countries where fruits, vegetables and other products could be…

Palm oil slides

May 30, 2014 Malaysian palm oil dropped for a fifth consecutive session on Thursday to its lowest in seven months with rising supplies and sluggish demand putting pressure on the market. Palm oil, which is on track for a third straight month of decline, could find a floor on the back of rising US soybean oil prices. The benchmark August contract on the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Exchange fell 1.7 percent to 2,460 ringgit ($766) per tonne by the Thursday's close. The contract hit an…

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