Wageningen University and Research Centre

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Name: Wageningen University and Research Centre
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

'Doing nothing' to maintain the dunes on Ameland does not affect coastal safety

'Dynamic coastal management' has been used to maintain the dunes in several areas on Ameland since 1990. In other words, nature has been allowed to take its course and few interventions have been made. Research carried out by Alterra, Wageningen University ... [Published PhysOrg.com - 12 hours ago]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Integrated thoughts

Recently I took part in a seminar on breeding and hatching, which was organised by Wageningen University in my home country, the Netherlands. Among the various topics covered, was one on the difference between integration models.In the Netherlands, ... [Published WorldPoultry.net - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Genome analysis helps in breeding more robust cows

Genome analysis of 234 bulls has put researchers, including several from Wageningen Livestock Research, on the trail of DNA variants which influence particular characteristics in breeding bulls. For example, two variants have proven responsible for disruptions ... [Published Science Daily - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Nanotechnology could redefine feed production

A project with the potential to replace antibiotics in feed production using nanotechnology is gaining momentum, according to an European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)-commissioned report.The project, involving experts from Wageningen University (WUR) ... [Published EFeedLink - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Vigilance over PED

PORCINE epidemic diarrhoea (PED) has spread through more than 30 states in the USA this year, driving up the price of pork products.Professor Wim van der Poel, senior scientist at the Central Veterinary Institute of Wageningen University and Research ... [Published Salisbury Journal - Jul 24 2014]
Entities: Epidemic, Diagnostic, Virus
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Dolphin Safe calls for critical study to be investigated, claims Pacifical bias

, 4:13 pmA recent study by the Netherlands’ Wageningen University, which has become a key argument for critics of the Dolphin Safe label and program, is being reviewed by the institution that authored it after the NGO accused it of bias and lacking i ... [Published Undercurrent News - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 2 reports

Asian genes in European pigs result in more piglets -- ScienceDaily

Pigs which are bred commercially in Europe are found to have a highly varied mosaic of different European and Asian gene variants. The Asian genes in particular result in a large number of piglets in European pig breeds. In the latest issue of the science ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Humane Slaughter Award for Dutch Welfare Research

GLOBAL - The winner of the 2014 Humane Slaughter Association (HSA)award for significant advances in humane slaughter is Dr Bert Lambooij of Wageningen University.The Humane Slaughter Award  recognises individuals or organisations that have made significant ... [Published The Meat Site - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Greenhouse allows a change of atmosphere for plant researchers

Published:21July2014A new world-class greenhouse facility to be built at the University of Western Sydney's Hawkesbury Campus will equip the Australian horticulture industry with the technology required to meet the increasing constraints in water and ... [Published ECOS Magazine - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Bacterial switches in human gut pave way for therapeutic manipulation

The microbial ecosystem in the human gut can switch from one stable state into another, without staying for a long time in between. Key groups of bacteria tend to be either nearly absent, or relatively abundant in any given individual. This discovery ... [Published Science Daily - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 03 2014 - Updated Jul 03 2014 - 2 reports

Rapid diagnosis could help fight against pig disease epidemic

This year has seen a devastating epidemic of PED in the United States, affecting more than 30 states and driving up the price of pork products.Today (July 3) Wim van der Poel will tell delegates at the Society for Applied Microbiology summer conference ... [Published Vetsonline - Jul 03 2014]
First reported Jul 02 2014 - Updated Jul 02 2014 - 1 reports

Researchers from Wageningen University Report New Studies and Findings in the Area of Biotechnology (Multivariate PAT solutions for biopharmaceutical...

Researchers from Wageningen University Report New Studies and Findings in the Area of Biotechnology (Multivariate PAT solutions for biopharmaceutical cultivation: current progress and limitations)By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- ... [Published HispanicBusiness.com - Jul 02 2014]

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..."We studied the effects of dynamic coastal management introduced in two areas in 1995 and in 1999," says Alterra researcher Pieter Slim. "We looked at the way the beach and the dunes developed before and after the introduction of dynamic coastal management. Using data from 1980 to 2010, we analysed all the relevant information, including the development of the position of the toe, the top and the slope of the dune, the sand volume, the shape and width of the beach, the water level, wave height and the like."
...Engels states, "The findings confirm the impact of oxygen on seed longevity. It is still to early to precisely quantify the gains in seed longevity. But I am convinced that it is a good idea for the Svalbard Global Seed Vault to see whether it can make use of the Wageningen discovery, because the effect on the longevity of the seeds has the potential to be very positive."
...from the UN that food production will need to rise 70% by 2050, Professor Arnold van Huis, tropical entomologist at Wageningen University, said, "It is clear to everybody that we need urgently protein alternatives that are less demanding."
...The bulls analysed to date are primarily from Australia, the Netherlands, Germany and France. "However, there are now many more countries involved and we have already exceeded 1000 bulls" says Professor Veerkamp

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'Doing nothing' to maintain the dunes on Amelan... [Published PhysOrg.com - 12 hours ago]
Seeds keep vital much longer when stored withou... [Published PhysOrg.com - 13 hours ago]
Commented On: How to Make Your Own Compost [Published Mother Earth Living - Jul 25 2014]
Integrated thoughts [Published WorldPoultry.net - Jul 25 2014]
South Africa: Insect farms; big profits in maggots [Published AllAboutFeed.net - Jul 25 2014]
New start for Inner Mongolia?ˉs dairy industry [Published Food & Beverage Online - Jul 25 2014]
Expert Workshop on Adaptation Financing and Imp... [Published OECD - Jul 25 2014]
Genome analysis helps in breeding more robust cows [Published Science Daily - Jul 24 2014]
ASC product presence growing in Netherlands, Ge... [Published Undercurrent News - Jul 24 2014]
Nanotechnology could redefine feed production [Published EFeedLink - Jul 24 2014]
Vigilance over PED [Published Salisbury Journal - Jul 24 2014]
Dolphin Safe calls for critical study to be inv... [Published Undercurrent News - Jul 23 2014]
The rebirth of Jakarta’s Old Town [Published Jakarta Post - Jul 23 2014]
Asian genes in European pigs result in more pig... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 23 2014]
Asian genes in European pigs result in more pig... [Published Science Daily - Jul 22 2014]
The Next New Miracle Superfood: Insects, Scient... [Published Azartac - Jul 22 2014]
The Next Big Superfood Could Be Green And Slimy [Published Business Insider - Jul 22 2014]
Making Agriculture Cool [opinion] [Published Individual.com - Jul 22 2014]
Humane Slaughter Award for Dutch Welfare Research [Published The Meat Site - Jul 21 2014]
Greenhouse allows a change of atmosphere for pl... [Published ECOS Magazine - Jul 21 2014]
Can we feed the world while saving the earth? [Published New Hope 360 - Jul 21 2014]
ISU Extension moves to integrated approach to h... [Published Iowa Farmer Today - Jul 19 2014]
How to Make Your Own Compost [Published Mother Earth Living - Jul 19 2014]
ISU Crop Production Extension Moving To An Inte... [Published Indiana Prairie Farmer - Jul 18 2014]
Humane Slaughter Association reveals award-winner [Published Meat Process - Jul 17 2014]
Binary bacteria "bits" in human intestines asso... [Published Medical Xpress - Jul 17 2014]
Food and Fútbol: Learning from the Netherlands [Published TicoTimes.net - Jul 16 2014]
Iowa State Crop Production Extension Moving to ... [Published Iowa Ag Connection - Jul 16 2014]
Insect farms offer big profits to investors who... [Published Business World - Jul 16 2014]
Asian genes help modern pig breeds [Published Pig Progress - Jul 16 2014]
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