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Category: Storage



Food Waste: Questions About Amount, Causes Remain
Two-thirds of the 133 billion pounds (5.9 million tonnes) of food loss in the US in 2010 occurred in homes, restaurants and other place outside the home, and one-third occurred in grocery stores and other food retailers, according to a new report from...
Unsustainable Water Consumption Contributes to Sea Level Rise
The global sea level is rising, yet only part of that rise can be attributed to the effects of climate change. New research has calculated that human impacts on terrestrial water storage make up around 42 per cent of total sea level rise, in particular,...
New Heat Measuring Equipment Helps Farmers
>Normally, a farmer has no way of knowing what is going on in the middle of large stacks of silage, grain or feedstuffs – for example, whether rotting has begun. ...
Unusually Warm Spring May Cause Stored Grain Problems
The warm spring temperatures following a warm winter may lead to stored grain problems, particularly for grain that exceeds the recommended storage moisture content or did not stay cool during the winter, writes Calli Thorne, North Dakota State University...
Ozone Kills Insects in Grain
Insects affecting cereals, maize, rice and other dry plant products can be controlled with ozone, writes Janne Hansen of AARHUS University....
Spring Grain Drying, Storage Tips
The storability of grain depends on the grain quality, moisture content and temperature. ...



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