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Eighty years of research on rural economic development, agglomeration, migration, commuting, income, innovation, and entrepreneurship: the Iowa state human capital tradition
(University of Missouri, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, 2015)
Wallace Huffman continued the tradition of research on Midwest rural labor markets at Iowa State University that was begun in the 1930s by his advisers T.W. Schultz and D. Gale Johnson. We review the lessons learned from this research about...
“Maybe” Should Be a Choice in “Yes-No” Questionnaires
By permitting respondents to answer “don't know” or “possibly” to queries otherwise intended to be “yes” or “no” questions, a new dimension of the interview becomes available for analysis. By coding “yes” and “no” as “yes, I have an opinion that I...
Missouri's Senior Population: The Facts
(University of Missouri - Columbia Institute of Public Policy, 2001)
During the past century, the percentage of Americans who are age 65 years and older has more than tripled, from just over 4% of the total population in 1900 to nearly 13% of the total population in 1999. Older individuals ...
China’s Agri-Biotech Policy, Regulation, and Governance
(University of Missouri, 2015)
. With its new leadership established in the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in November 2012, the State Council released its Biological Industrial Development Plan one month later in December 2012. Along with other significant policies...
EU Agricultural Policies and Implications for Agrobiotechology
This paper provides a European perspective on how agricultural policies have developed in the European Union (EU) and the United States (US). The goal is to dispel the myth that exists in some places in the US, particularly ...
Which lab tests are best when you suspect hypothyroidism?
(Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2008-09)
TSH levels can't be used to monitor central hypothyroidism, use free T4 and T3 concentrations (SOR: C, case series)....
Understanding the impact of lifestyle on the academic performance of middle- and high-school students
and stress; (b) stress and obesity; (c) lifestyle and obesity; (d) lifestyle on academic performance; (e) stress on academic performance; and (f) obesity on academic performance. Adolescent students from 18 schools in India participated in this study. While...
Factors Affecting Italian Consumer Attitudes Toward Functional Foods
Healthier food products have entered the global markets with force in the past few years and have rapidly gained market shares. The food industry has reacted to this trend by developing a growing variety of new products with health-related claims...
Biofortified Foods and Crops in West Africa: Mali and Burkina Faso
Micronutrient deficiencies, especially deficiencies of Vitamin A, iron, and zinc, are widespread in Burkina Faso and Mali and contribute to high mortality rates. Biofortification of the major food staple crops consumed in ...
Material Hardship Across Place
(University of Missouri - Columbia Institute of Public Policy, 2004)
In this brief, we examine trends in material hardship for families, focusing specifically on geographic variations. Using data from the Census Bureau Public Use Microdata Samples (PUMS), we assess how the levels of material ...
Tiger athletes : Where are they now?
(MU Alumni Association, University of Missouri, 2009)
MIZZOU magazine tracked down five former Tiger athletes and found out about their lives after college.
Which variables influence farmer adoption of genetically modified orphan crops? Measuring attitudes and intentions to adopt gm matooke banana in Uganda
(University of Missouri, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, 2017)
Which farmers are most likely to adopt genetically modified (GM) versions of African carbohydrate staples (also known as orphan crops)? This study investigates the variables that determine attitudes and intentions to adopt ...
The Clustering of Organizational Innovation: Developing Governance Models for Vertical Integration
(International Food and Agribusiness Management Association, 2008)
cluster of entrepreneurial ventures that developed using a unique governance structure. We explore the deviant case of Renville, MN because of its notable success in developing a series of entrepreneurial ventures that provided producers...
Med school's 2nd hundred years start with the spirit of '76
(University of Missouri. Alumni Association, 1972)
"Medicine celebrates its centennial with the slogan, 'we've just begun,' and for the 110 member freshmen class, it couldn't be more apt."--Table of contents for issue.
Reading sources and reading spaces in Honduras
(IFLA Journal, 2009)
Though literacy is often presented as a universal and monolithic achievement, it is in fact context-dependent, and largely dependent upon the kinds of texts available in a particular community. This paper presents an ...
The commercial application of GMO crops in Africa: Burkina Faso's decade of experience with Bt cotton
and Monsanto that began in May 2000. This article presents empirical evidence of how Bt cotton impacted rural households in Burkina Faso following its 2009 commercial release....
Pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) in pregnancy
(Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2000)
This issue of eMedRef provides information to clinicians on the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and therapeutics of pulmonary tuberculosis in pregnant women.
How reliable are self-measured blood pressures taken at home?
(Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2004-10)
Self-measured blood pressures (SMBP) can be precise and accurate and, thus, reliably be used as an adjunct to office blood pressure measurements in selected clinical situations (strength of recommendation [SOR]: B, ...
Bt cotton adoption: a double-hurdle approach for north Indian farmers
health costs are more likely to adopt. Higher profit potential is an incentive for farmers with relatively little farm area to adopt Bt cotton. Farmers with poor-quality soil are more likely to adopt, and their level of adoption is also greater...
Amendment 7 : what does it mean?
(University of Missouri. Alumni Association, 1995)
"Students and alumni shed some light on a heated statewide issue with important ramifications for MU."--Page 10