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Topic: OT: coffee vs. insects (2 msgs / 39 lines)
1) From: Kris McN
Mmmm, globulins.
Proteins in unroasted coffee beans may become next-generation insecticideshttp://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2010-05/acs-piu052010.phpScientists in Brazil are reporting for the first time that coffee beans
contain proteins that can kill insects and might be developed into new
insecticides for protecting food crops against destructive pests. Their
study, which suggests a new use for one of the most important tropical crops
in the world, appears in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, a
bi-weekly publication.
Public Release: 20-May-2010
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
"...most important tropical crop..." in the world, indeed!
Best,
Kris McN
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2) From: Yakster
Hopefully this won't select a generation of insects resistant to the coffee
proteins who end up getting a taste for coffee.
-Chris
On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 12:55 PM, Kris McN  wrote:
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