Tagged: January

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15 January

  2015 – The USDA approved the sale and planting of Monsanto’s genetically engineered dicamba tolerant soybeans and cotton. Dicamba is a broad spectrum herbicide, which is absorbed through leaves and enters all parts of the plants causing disruptions of balance in hormones needed for cell division, respiration and protein...

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22 January

  1865 – Wilbur Lincoln Scoville was born (22. January 1865. – 10 March 1942.), the American pharmacist devised a scale to standardize the intensity (spicy heat) of hot peppers, especially chili peppers. The scale was invented in 1912. and bears his name. back to calendar  

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26 January

  1904 – Ancel Benjamin Keys was born, American physiologist and nutritionist, is considered one of the most important scientists who contributed to modern epidemiologic study of cardiovascular disease. His name is closely associated with the American soldiers diet and the Mediterranean diet. back to calendar

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27 January

  1970 – James M. Schlatter from G. D. Searle & Co. received a patent for “Peptide Sweetening Agents” (U.S. No. 3,492,131), an invention which led to the marketing of aspartame under the name NutraSweet. Schlatter accidentally discovered the compound when picking up a paper, he had licked his finger....