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    Nutritional content of rice and pearl millet for agriculture sector

    Hidden hunger is caused by a lack of micronutrients - vitamins and minerals (such as vitamin A, Zinc and Iron) which are essential to good health. Micronutrient malnourishment can cause stunting and blindness in children and can lower IQ as well as increasing risks for mothers and infants during childbirth and lowering resistance to disease in both children and adults. The Energy dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF) analyser X-Supreme8000 can screen whole grain rice samples for concentration of iron and zinc. EDXRF is faster and more cost efficient with the low cost of around 2 cents per sample compared to around $20 with current analytical methods

    By Oxford Instruments plc based in Abingdon, UNITED KINGDOM.

  • Microbial Solutions for Plant Health and Growth

    Microbial Discovery Group excels in identifying antibacterial, antifungal and growth promotion properties to improve plant health and growth.

    Feeding the ever growing population will become increasingly difficult as resources continue to become constrained or diminished.  Microbial technologies will help to fill the gap through a variety of differing mechanisms including nutrient creation or release, pathogen and pest resistance, plant growth promotion and protection of the plant against environmental stresses.  MDG has library screening technologies to help you find the virtual needle in the haystack when seeking biological solutions.  We have the capabilities, capacity and commitment to provide the biological wonders that will help feed the world.

    By Microbial Discovery Group (MDG) based in Franklin, WISCONSIN (USA).

  • Plant Breeding Research

    Biotechnology utilizes transgenic manipulation to change the genetic make-up of plants. Plant breeding is conducted world-wide for a variety of reasons, including improvement of nutritional value, economic opportunity, and environmental adaptation and preservation. Today, international development organizations assert that genetically engineered crops are an important factor in ensuring global health and food security, while simultaneously benefiting farmers, producers, and food manufacturing companies. As such, scientists have developed new higher-yielding varieties that are not only resistant to pests and diseases, but also drought-resistant, or easily adapted to different regional environments and growing conditions

    By ASD Inc., a PANalytical company based in Boulder, COLORADO (USA).

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