Agrochemistry

The truth about GLUCOSE SYRUP

June 24, 2018

Glucose syrup hidden in everyday foods threatens your body weight, your waistline and your health. Here’s what you need to know about this added sugar to eliminate it from your diet. The deluge of glucose syrup In the early 1800s, refined sugar and honey were rare treats . At the time, the average North American consumed only about 2.25 kg (5 […]

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Greenhouse Gases (GHGs)

April 9, 2018

Our concerns about current and future climate change are focused on global warming. “Greenhouse effect” and “global warming” are two terms that are often considered interchangeable, whereas they are not, since they refer to two different phenomena. The greenhouse effect is a natural phenomenon that keeps the global surface temperatures higher than they would be if it […]

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The Sulfur/Sulphur Cycle

April 9, 2018

Like nitrogen and phosphorus, sulfur is an essential element of life. At the origin of the Earth, sulfur was contained in igneous rocks, mainly in pyrite (FeS2). Degassing of the earth’s crust and subsequent aerobic weathering transferred a large amount of sulfur to the ocean in the form of SO42- . When SO4 is assimilated by organisms, it is reduced […]

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