food chain


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(ecology) a community of organisms where each member is eaten in turn by another member

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Additionally, regular meetings of the governing board of the institution to share information among the players in the food chain will be essential.
Our Food Chain Partnership initiative has become an important and indispensable link between growers, traders, processors and retailers during the last ten years when it comes to improving sustainable practices for farmers and suppliers worldwide , said Bayer CropScience CEO Liam Condon.
Critique: An impressively researched, profusely documented, and articulate expose of one of the major and pervasive health hazards to the health and well-being of virtually everyone, "Our Daily Poison: From Pesticides to Packaging, How Chemicals Have Contaminated the Food Chain and Are Making Us Sick" is ably translated into English by Allison Schein and lara Vergnaud, should be considered a critically important addition to both community and academic library collections.
Private equity firms, TPG Capital and Abraaj Group are in talks to purchase food chain Saudi fast food chain, Kudu.
The statement read: "The racing industry takes every possible course of action to ensure that horses, fatally injured on a racecourse, cannot enter the food chain.
She said bute could cause cancer in humans, and claimed Con-Dem cuts to inspections at abbatoirs could make it easier for it to get into our food chain.
Ms Creagh said: "I am in receipt of evidence showing that several horses slaughtered in UK abattoirs last year tested positive for phenylbutazone, or bute, a drug which causes cancer in humans and is banned from the human food chain.
Improving the integrity of the food chain, making certain that food is traceable, safe to eat, high quality and genuine, requires new diagnostic tools, the implementation of novel information systems and input from all food chain participants.
News of the Food Chain Network comes as the OECD published figures on food price inflation, which suggests food prices in the UK are rising two-and-a-half times faster than in other OECD countries.
The other was stopped from entering the food chain.
Parable, which was born in May 2007 and slaughtered on May 5 2 0 1 0 , fo l l o w s confirmation that meat from another of the bulls, Dundee Paratrooper, entered the food chain in 2009.
This implies communication between organizations both upstream and downstream in the food chain.
But long before we sample the Chicken McNuggets, fries, and 10-gallon sodas his family devours driving away from the pick-up window, Pollan has introduced us to the empires of petroleum and corn lying at the base of our modern industrial food chain.
He points out that the mysid voraciously consumes microscopic animals at the bottom of the food chain, which are dietary staples for many young fish.
It also nurtures a food chain that supports species that are different from the ones now found in the Bering Sea.