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Old 04-01-2010, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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CAMPINAS, Brazil, April 1 (UPI) -- Brazilian scientists say they've found unroasted coffee beans contain proteins that can kill insects -- a finding that may lead to new food crop insecticides.

Coffee beans may become insecticides - UPI.com
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Old 04-01-2010, 08:44 PM
 
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I just hope Monsanto doesn't try to genetically modify crops by inserting those coffee bean proteins!
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Old 04-01-2010, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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But--but--but-- what if the caffeine accidentally energizes them?



Just what the world needs, termites on Starbucks, buzzing around on a caffeine jag!
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Old 04-01-2010, 09:34 PM
 
Location: somewhere close to Tampa, but closer to the beach
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Yep, i heard about this finding recently..And while i cant remember the name of it right at the moment, i stumbled on an article the other night about a fairly well known landscape plant currently being studied for its potential effects as a mosquito larvacide..

Also, for anyone dealing with rats..who also may have access any one species (tree species esp.) of Coral tree ( Erythrina) or within their own landscapes, The seeds are reputed to be an effective rat poison..Take that, Fruit rat!!
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Old 04-01-2010, 11:51 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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But--but--but-- what if the caffeine accidentally energizes them?



Just what the world needs, termites on Starbucks, buzzing around on a caffeine jag!
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Old 04-02-2010, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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But--but--but-- what if the caffeine accidentally energizes them?



Just what the world needs, termites on Starbucks, buzzing around on a caffeine jag!

LOL ~~ that is hilarious!!!!!
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Old 04-05-2010, 11:59 PM
 
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But--but--but-- what if the caffeine accidentally energizes them?



Just what the world needs, termites on Starbucks, buzzing around on a caffeine jag!
And those little stick coffee stirrers would be termite biscotti?? hahahahahaa
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Old 04-06-2010, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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CAMPINAS, Brazil, April 1 (UPI) -- Brazilian scientists say they've found unroasted coffee beans contain proteins that can kill insects -- a finding that may lead to new food crop insecticides.

Coffee beans may become insecticides - UPI.com
Great, now I'll have to worry about my broccoli being up all night.
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