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Spanish researchers converted the alperujo of the olive oil in "ally of the environment"

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Boletín Agrario - Members of the spanish Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) in Seville have developed a material from alpeorujo that can be used as an insulator to prevent that the pesticides and phytosanitary waste reach the subsoil and contaminating the groundwater aquifers. One more use for this residue of the oil industry as abundant as a contaminant and difficult to manage

Beneficial Mold Packaged in Bioplastic

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Jan Suszkiw / ARS - Aflatoxins are highly toxic carcinogens produced by several species of Aspergillus fungi. But not all Aspergillus produce aflatoxin. Some, in fact, are considered beneficial. One such strain, dubbed K49, is now being recruited to battle these harmful Aspergillus relatives, preventing them from contaminating host crops like corn with the carcinogen.