[Homeroast] OT: coffee vs. insects

Yakster yakster at gmail.com
Fri May 21 20:02:07 CDT 2010


Hopefully this won't select a generation of insects resistant to the coffee
proteins who end up getting a taste for coffee.

-Chris

On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 12:55 PM, Kris McN <krismcn at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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