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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Press Inquires

In the News/Press Inquiries. 

June 16, 2004.  Work of the National Products Utilization Research Unit, Oxford, MS, was mentioned in an article by Katherine Tallmadge in the Washington Post (page F01) entitled Berry Bonanza.  The article said, "New research conducted at the Natural Products Utilization Research Unit of USDA's Agricultural Research Service has found that raspberries, blueberries, cranberries, and huckleberries also contain a phytochemical called resveratrol, which is thought to help prevent cancer and cardiovascular disease."

Stephen Duke, Research Leader, Natural Products Utilization Research Unit, Oxford, MS, was quoted in recent issues of Science (May 21, 2004) and Chemical & Engineering News (May 24, 2004) about the new gene for producing glyphosate-resistant crops (glyphosate N-acetyltransferase). 



  Dr. Matt Römkens, National Sedimentation Laboratory, Oxford, MS, participated in the Object Modeling Systems (OMS) Workshop held in Fort Collins, CO, September 5-7.


  The Workshop, held to discuss the importance of OMS to ARS as well as expectations and visions for OMS of NRCS and USGS partners, was organized by ARS Agricultural Systems Research Unit in Fort Collins.

Last Modified: 3/12/2010