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Measuring Lexical Style and Competence: The Type-Token Vocabulary Curve
(Northern Illinois University, 1990)
A personal computer is used to analyze samples from literary texts by thirteen different authors, including passages from Genesis, Hemingway, Longfellow, Jane Austen, Henry James, George Eliot, James Joyce, and Basic ...
Enzymatic analysis of matrix metalloproteinases using heterotrimeric and homotrimeric type I collagen as a substrate [abstract]
(University of Missouri--Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research, 2004)
The goals of this study are to determine if specific MMPs differentially degrade heterotrimeric and homotrimeric type I collagen, and the role of MMPs in the oim collagen glomerulopathy. Type I collagen is typically ...
Marketing GM Foods: The Way Forward
Genetically modified (GM) foods represent a significant technical and commercial breakthrough, but they have also revealed a major weakness in product development and commercialization in the global agri-food system. ...
The Codex Alimentarius Commission: International Science-Based Standards, Guidelines and Recommendations
This paper provides background to the Codex Alimentarius Commission, its activities, and current Codex considerations. It argues that food standards work, and the control of food quality and safety must be based on the ...
The Process of Developing Labeling Standards for GM Foods in the Codex Alimentarius
The Codex Committee on Food Labeling (CCFL) is currently considering the issue of genetically modified (GM) food labeling in an effort to develop guidelines for international harmonization. This paper provides a summary ...
What is Codex Alimentarius?
There are two goals of the Codex Alimentarius Commission: (1) to protect the health of consumers, and (2) to promote fair practices in the food trade. These goals are accomplished by development of food standards, food ...
GM Food Labeling and the Role of the Codex
In 1962, the Codex Alimentarius Commission (or Codex) was formed under the joint sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Its charge was to protect the health and ...
The Labeling of GM Foods-The Link Between Codex and the WTO
This paper briefly describes the history and operation of Codex; its involvement in matters affecting trade in products of biotechnology; the fit of its standards in the WTO framework; and concludes with the challenges ...
Missouri Crop-Share Leasing Patterns
(University Extension, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1999-07)
This guide focuses on one specific rental agreement, the crop-share lease. This guide uses producer survey information to determine how tenants and landowners share the costs of production under 50-50 and 2/3-1/3 lease ...
Designing a Farm Résumé
(University Extension, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1999-05)
A farm resume is much like a resume for employment in that it highlights your qualifications to do a job. A farm resume can help tenants to be creative in selling their services. Young farmers, in particular, can benefit ...
The Body Project [poster] : anatomy, relationships, and representations: an interdisciplinary study, Saturday, April 12, 2008 University of Missouri, Old Alumni Center
(The Body Project, 2008)
A poster advertising the 2008 Body Project conference.
New Institutional Economics
(Edward Elgar, 2000)
This chapter surveys the new institutional economics, a rapidly growing literature combining economics, law, organization theory, political science, sociology and anthropology to understand social, political and commercial ...
Mobilizing Science and Technology for Development: The Case of the Cassava Biotechnology Network (CBN)
Cassava is regarded as the crop of last resort for millions of marginal farmers and their domestic animals in tropical regions. The Cassava Biotechnology Network (CBN) is addressing the major socioeconomic and agronomic ...
The Economic Realities, Sustainable Opportunities, and Technical Promises of Biofuels
The supply of petroleum transportation fuels appears to be increasingly finite, while demand only continues to grow. This disparate situation leaves sole dependence on petroleum as a transportation fuel unattractive for ...
Fear and Hope over the Third Generation of Agricultural Biotechnology: Analysis of Public Response in the Federal Register
The third generation of agricultural biotechnology looms large as plant-made pharmaceuticals (PMPs) and plant-made industrial products (PMIPs) both promise new, cheaper, and more plentiful pharmaceutical drugs and industrial ...
Can Chinese Consumers Be Persuaded? The Case of Genetically Modified Vegetable Oil
This paper investigates consumers' purchase intentions of vegetable oil that is made from genetically modified oilseeds (referred to as GM vegetable oil) in Beijing, China. It is found that consumers' purchase intentions ...
Europe on Transgenic Crops: How Public Plant Breeding and Eco-Transgenics Can Help in the Transatlantic Debate
Although a range of views about transgenic crops is found in both the United States and Europe, some aspects that are particularly characteristic of European views are seldom mentioned in the United States. Awareness of ...
Biofuels in the US: today and in the future
Corn-grain-based ethanol has the real and viable potential of producing 15 billion gallons of ethanol by 2015, leaving a net of 12.3 billion bushels of corn available for feed, food, and export markets. This is up 3.0 ...
T.W. Schultz and the Human-Capital Approach to Entrepreneurship
(Dept. of Agricultural Economics, Michigan State University, 2006)
T.W. Schultz's theory of entrepreneurship is among his least known, but most interesting, contributions. While entrepreneurship is increasingly recognized as important for economic organization and development, it is not ...
Is sustainable energy development possible?: It's not easy being green
This presentation addresses aspects of sustainable energy development and ecological engineering, focusing on "green chemistry" or using engineering processes and products holistically.