[Homeroast] OT: coffee vs. insects

Kris McN krismcn at gmail.com
Fri May 21 14:55:35 CDT 2010


Mmmm, globulins.

Proteins in unroasted coffee beans may become next-generation insecticides
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2010-05/acs-piu052010.php
Scientists 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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