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black box

black box  n.— «You can add a fourth box to the amber, blue and green boxes the World Trade Organization uses to try to keep straight the “aggregate measures of support” member countries provide to agriculture. The fourth is a “black box,”...

nutrification

nutrification  n.— «The main concern is a process known as nutrification, whereby water bodies such as lakes and estuaries receive excess nutrients from a variety of sources (primarily agriculture, aquaculture and sewage) setting off a...

aaargh plop

aaargh plop  n.— «Scientists may just be learning what is already common knowledge among Indonesian villagers. Peter Roeder, a consultant for the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, says locals have an onomatopoeic name for bird flu...

double-dead

double-dead  adj.— «The intensified effort waged by the Department of Agriculture (DA) National Meat Inspection Commission (NMIC) against “hot meat” paid off anew early this week with the seizure of 1.5 tons of “double...

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