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Author: Dr. Monika Mathur

Ph.D Yale University

Recognize and understand plant deficiencies

August 6, 2018

This article aims to help you ask the right questions and make the right decisions when you notice that a plant is “tired”. The chemical and detailed understanding of what is happening is not the subject of this article, it is frankly too complicated – but if that tells you, a link at the bottom of the article […]

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Why does the ocean lose its nitrogen?

June 12, 2018

In the largest ocean area where the oxygen level is so low that it is not measurable, nitrogen escapes to the atmosphere. Located in the South Pacific, this region contributes significantly to the loss of nitrogen from the global ocean. In a study published in  Nature , scientists reveal the main mechanisms involved.  A CTD probe was used to […]

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Sustainable development

May 20, 2018

Interview 1/5: thinking long term with sustainable development?  What is sustainable development and is this concept applicable? François Moisan, Executive Director of Strategy and Research at ADEME (Environment and Energy Management Agency), is well versed in these issues and responds to the ABCofAgri microphone. The concept of sustainable development (SD) emerged from the very beginning of the 1970s. […]

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Sustainable development, your planet today, that of your children tomorrow

May 20, 2018

You have just understood everything, and the awakening is difficult? These trees cut with frenzy, these seas tainted without qualms, these species exterminated without restraint, this atmosphere polluted continuously … In short, this Earth is yours exhausts while it is absolutely not what you want: sustainable development is an honest solution to stop – or at […]

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Cyanobacteria: appearance, adaptation and reproduction

May 19, 2018

The cyanobacteria appeared early in the history of the Earth, while conditions were not favorable to the life forms we know today. How did they live in these inhospitable times? How have they evolved and survived until today Where do the algae come from?  Diagram of a cyanobacteria in section. © DR There are between 1,500 and 2,500 species of cyanobacteria, they are […]

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A promising artificial photosynthesis inspired by… a frog

May 19, 2018

American engineers want to mimic plants and even do better than them by performing a very effective artificial photosynthesis, able to use solar energy to produce biofuels or capture carbon. Their secret? A curious foam inspired by a frog, in which photosynthesis is achieved by freeing itself from certain constraints of plants. The unexpected combination of a […]

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A biofuel directly produced by photosynthesis

May 19, 2018

By cleverly modifying the workings of photosynthesis by bacteria, researchers have managed to make them make hydrogen gas. What transform these microorganisms into plants to make biofuel used in fuel cells. Operating diagram of a fuel cell. The molecular hydrogen produced during photosynthesis could be used as the main fuel. A fuel cell provides current from hydrogen and […]

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A microbial plant cell for the electricity of tomorrow?

May 19, 2018

Live plants could be used for bioelectricity production! A prototype microbial cell has just been made, fed with glucose from the photosynthesis of a plant. The marshes or the rice fields of the globe could in this way become power plants, as well as our roofs! Marjolein Helder  from the University of Wageningen (The Netherlands) and David Strik […]

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What is a Pesticide?

May 16, 2018

Definition and composition of a pesticide In general, a pesticide is generally defined as a product designed to destroy organisms that are considered undesirable or harmful. The products on the market contain one or more active ingredients and formulants. Active ingredient or active ingredient: a component of a pesticide to which the intended effects are attributed. The common […]

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Coconut oil and benefits: more risks than health benefits?

May 10, 2018

Coconut oil, source of benefits or rather dangerous for health? Find out if you can use it safely. Coconut oil, benefits and dangers: an oil good or bad for the health? Coconut oil is increasingly used for cooking, which is why it is now found on the shelves of several supermarkets. If you think you’ve heard of […]

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The 50 best healthy smoothies recipes to boost your workout

May 10, 2018

Consumed before or after your workout, these 50 best healthy smoothie recipes will boost your athletic performance and recovery, allowing you to optimize your workouts. Smoothie recipe: banana and nuts To start your first smoothie recipe , Health Pleasures offers a smoothie with banana, especially because this fruit is consistent and provides a feeling of satiety. According […]

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Lose weight: The 6 green foods to lose weight

May 10, 2018

Not all fruits and vegetables are loaded with nutrients that can burn fat, even if they are good for you. These 6 vegetables really are and they will help you lose weight. Green cabbage This high-fiber vegetable goes great with lean protein such as chicken breast, lean ground turkey or tofu . You read that: make this green vegetable the star of […]

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Daily protein requirements: Do you consume enough?

May 10, 2018

Proteins help to develop and maintain muscles, give energy and cut hunger. Here’s how much you should eat each day. Do you eat enough protein? The proteins are essential to a healthy diet. They contribute to the growth and repair of the tissues of the skin, bones, eyes, and, mainly, those of the muscles. In addition, they also strengthen the immune […]

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5 foods to buy in September

April 26, 2018

 From apples to zucchini, there is plenty of fresh produce at your local market this month. Here are five foods to eat in September. 1. Raspberries These delicate and fragile berries are full of colors and flavors. For just 64 calories per cup, raspberries are not only delicious: they are also a good source of vitamin A, vitamin […]

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15 healthy snacks for the road

April 25, 2018

Advised by dietician Sue Mah, the whole family will enjoy it. 1. Do not go without protein Nourishing, they fill the gaps and are essential to stay alert. Think: • Peanut butter sandwiches and jam; • Stuffed pita stuffed with turkey, cheese, tomatoes and lettuce; • Smoked salmon cheese roulades on whole wheat tortilla; • Cheddar cheese on whole […]

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