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Research for small farmers in Pakistan

A Charles Sturt University (CSU) student has set his sights on filling an annual forage production gap for smallholder Pakistani farmers by equipping them to successfully grow improved seed for quality forage production.   Mr Muhammad Shoaib Tufail is doing his PhD through the University’s School of Animal and Veterinary …

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New research shows plants talking

Farmers know well the issues that can arise with their crops. One of the biggies is insects eating plants. What’s interesting, though, is that recently more studies are being done on how plants communicate with and to the environment around them. While research on plants has been happening for thousands …

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Low-fat diets have low impact

An analysis of 53 weight-loss studies that included more than 68,000 people has concluded that, despite their popularity, low-fat diets are no more effective than higher-fat diets for long-term weight loss. And overall, neither type of diet works particularly well. A year after their diets started, participants in the 53 …

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Increasing calcium intake unlikely to boost bone health or prevent fractures, say experts

Increasing calcium intake through dietary sources or supplements is unlikely to improve bone health or prevent fractures in older people, conclude two studies published in The BMJ this week. Collectively, these results suggest that increasing calcium intake, through supplements or dietary sources, should not be recommended for fracture prevention. Guidelines …

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Sisal: The Natural Potential Fiber of Pakistan

The neglect treasure of super strength Sisal (Agave sisalana) yields fiber in its leaves that is bio-degradable with good mechanical strength offers a great promise for sustainable societies. Heading towards a bio-based era, entails swapping of many synthetic raw material to more renewable raw materials of plants and animal origin …

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