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Milk protein product to fight bad breath in China – Andrea Fox:
Hamilton biotechnology company Quantec has signed a deal that could open up a $2 million-a-year oral and throat-care market in China for its patented milk protein ingredient.
Quantec managing director Rod Claycomb said Auckland-based NZ New Paradise had bought exclusive rights to the milk protein ingredient, patented as IDP, for use in oral-care and throat-care confectionery products made in New Zealand and exported to China.
NZ New Paradise’s first IDP-based product would be a mint to fight bad breath, launched under its Purel brand, he said. . .
Pipfruit industry has high hopes for moth-killing wasp – Peter Watson:
Pipfruit NZ is celebrating getting the go-ahead to release a small parasitoid wasp that it is confident will be effective in controlling codling moth, one of the most serious apple pests and a major threat to export markets.
The Environmental Protection Authority late last month approved Pipfruit NZ’s application to use the wasp, mastrus ridens, as a biological control for codling moth.
Pipfruit NZ chairman Ian Palmer said it was an exciting development. “Anything where we can have a natural and environmentally sound way of managing our pests has got to be good.” . . .
On a dairyfarm milk income minuse costs =$whatever is unacceptable – Pasture to Profit:
Too few dairy farmers budget and when the milk price is volatile (as it is now) it’s really important. If you don’t you might lose more than just your shirt. You can not & must not be financially dependent on the milk price.
Farming programme ‘brilliant’ – Sally Rae:
Owaka herd manager Shane Bichan is a firm believer in the need to keep challenging yourself.
Mr Bichan (28) started training with Agriculture ITO after returning to dairy farming.
His eyes have since been opened to the opportunities in the agriculture industry after attending AgITO’s South Island Farming to Succeed programme sponsored by FIL New Zealand. . .
Yield grading system being used for venison – Sally Rae:
Meat-processing company Alliance Group is extending its yield-grading system to include venison.
The company has been involved with a deer progeny test, an initiative for the deer industry, which was launched last year and is based at Invermay in Mosgiel, and Whiterock Station in the Rangitata Gorge. . .
Venison avoids buffeting – Tim Cronwshaw:
Deer farmers, who are savouring stable venison prices as other farming commodities drop, are looking for the economies of northern Europe to remain strong at the height of the export season.
Now is the time of year exporters are finalising their chilled contracts for the European game season, ranging from this month to Christmas depending on when venison is traditionally consumed in each country .
Last year, venison made high prices but Deer Industry New Zealand (Dinz) is unsure if the same level will be reached for the 2012-13 season. . .
The recent Government announcement of a deferment for agriculture entering the ETS will not only ease farming pocketbooks, but will also provide more time for research into ways to reduce just how much methane and nitrous oxide our ruminant export earners produce individually.
And while some publicly funded research has been looking at methods to change how the rumen works in the animal, some private research has focused on the pasture that goes in, and not just the gases coming out.
Indigo Ltd, who has produced Agrizest for orchardists since 2005, has turned its focus to pasture, and recently launched Biozest, a patented New Zealand spray for pasture which is already certified as an organic agricultural compound. . .
Quote of the day:
. . . However, in recent years, I have found the voice of the green movement becoming increasingly illogical and hysterical . Not that I disagree with everything campaigners say . .
. . . Doctrinaire greenies need to realise that if we cannot carefully and sensibly exploit our minerals, oil and gas reserves, we are doomed to remain a nice lifestyle block in the South Pacific but never an economic unit. Bill Ralston in The Listener (not yet on-line).
Few would disagree with the need to tread lightly on the earth. But the strident end of the green spectrum turns to red and doesn’t appear to understand that economic and social considerations should be taken into account and balanced with environmental ones.
Federated farmers president Bruce Wills reckons farmers could live with a reduction in rural mail deliveries to three or four times a week.
NZ Post is facing declining volumes of mail as more correspondence and business is done through the internet.
Few will be worried if it takes another day or two to get bills and most are sent electronically anyway.
The biggest losers from a reduced service will newspapers which are delivered with the mail.
Our paper doesn’t get here until early to mid afternoon by which time we’ve got most of the news on the radio or internet. There would be little point getting a paper at all if the contents are at least two days old.
However, with the threat to readership also comes an opportunity – if NZ Post isn’t going to deliver mail six days a week as it does now, someone else could.
472 After being besieged in Rome by his own generals, Western Roman Emperor Anthemius was captured in the Old St. Peter’s Basilica and put to death.
1274 Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland, was born (d. 1329).
1302 Battle of the Golden Spurs (Guldensporenslag in Dutch) – a coalition around the Flemish cities defeats the king of France’s royal army.
1346 Charles IV of Luxembourg was elected emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
1405 Ming admiral Zheng He set sail to explore the world for the first time.
1476 Giuliano della Rovere was appointed bishop of Coutances.
1576 Martin Frobisher sighted Greenland.
1616 Samuel de Champlain returned to Quebec.
1740 Jews were expelled from Little Russia.
1750 Halifax, Nova Scotia was almost completely destroyed by fire.
1767 John Quincy Adams, President of the United States, was born (d. 1848).
1776 Captain James Cook began his third voyage.
1789 Jacques Necker was dismissed as France’s Finance Minister sparking the Storming of the Bastille.
1796 The United States took possession of Detroit from Great Britain under terms of the Jay Treaty.
1798 The United States Marine Corps was re-established.
1848 Waterloo railway station in London opened.
1859 A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens was published.
1864 American Civil War: Battle of Fort Stevens; Confederate forces attempted to invade Washington, D.C..
1877 Kate Edgar became the first woman in New Zealand to gain a university degree and the first woman in the British Empire to earn a BA.
1882 The British Mediterranean fleet began the Bombardment of Alexandria in Egypt as part of the 1882 Anglo-Egyptian War.
1888 Carl Schmitt, German philosopher and political theorist, was born (d. 1985).
1889 Tijuana, Mexico, was founded.
1893 The first cultured pearl was obtained by Kokichi Mikimoto.
1893 A revolution led by the liberal general and politician, José Santos Zelaya, takes over state power in Nicaragua.
1897 Salomon August Andrée left Spitsbergen to attempt to reach the North pole by balloon.
1899 E. B. White, American writer, was born (d. 1985).
1906 The Gillette-Brown murder inspired Theodore Dreiser’s An American Tragedy.
1914 Babe Ruth made his debut in Major league baseball.
1916 – Reg Varney, English actor, was born (d. 2008).
1916 – Gough Whitlam, 21st Prime Minister of Australia, was born.
1919 The eight-hour working day and free Sunday became law in the Netherlands.
1920 Yul Brynner, Russian-born actor, was born (d. 1985).
1920 In the East Prussian plebiscite the local populace decided to remain with Weimar Germany
1921 A truce was called in the Irish War of Independence.
1921 – Former U.S. President William Howard Taft was sworn in as 10th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, becoming the only person to ever be both President and Chief Justice.
1921 – The Red Army captured Mongolia from the White Army and establishes the Mongolian People’s Republic.
1922 The Hollywood Bowl opened.
1929 David Kelly, Irish actor, was born.
1929 The Gillingham Fair fire disaster killed 15 in England.
1932 Bob McGrath, American actor, was born.
1936 The Triborough Bridge in New York City was opened to traffic.
1940 World War II: Vichy France regime was formally established. Henri Philippe Pétain became Prime Minister of France.
1943 – World War II: Allied invasion of Sicily – German and Italian troops launched a counter-attack on Allied forces in Sicily.
1947 The Exodus 1947 headed to Palestine from France.
1950 Bonnie Pointer, American singer (Pointer Sisters), was born.
1955 The phrase In God We Trust was added to all U.S. currency.
1959 Richie Sambora, American musician (Bon Jovi), was born.
1960 To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee was first published.
1962 Pauline McLynn, Irish actress, was born.
1962 First transatlantic satellite television transmission.
1971 Copper mines in Chile were nationalised.
1977 Martin Luther King Jr. was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
1978 Los Alfaques Disaster: A truck carrying liquid gas crashed and exploded at a coastal campsite in Tarragona, Spain killing 216 tourists.
1979 America’s first space station, Skylab, was destroyed as it re-enterws the Earth’s atmosphere over the Indian Ocean.
1983 A Boeing 727 crashed into hilly terrain after a tail strike in Cuenca, Ecuador, claiming 119 lives.
1987 According to the United Nations, the world population crossed the 5,000,000,000 mark.
1990 Oka Crisis: First Nations land dispute in Quebec began.
1991 A Nationair DC-8 crashed during an emergency landing at Jeddah, killing 261.
1995 A Cubana de Aviacion Antonov An-24 crashds into the Caribbean off southeast Cuba killing 44 people.
1995 Over 8000 Bosnian men and children (mostly Bosniaks) were killed by Serbian troops commanded by Ratko Mladic.
2006 – 209 people were killed in a series of bomb attacks in Mumbi.
Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia