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Muscovy Ducks

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...Of the two species of domesticated anatines, the Muscovy duck (Cairina moschata) is larger, less vocal, and characterized by a fleshy protuberance on the head of the male. It is a duck of tropical American origin, whose wild ancestors...

Rabbits

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...Rabbit production is significant in several countries, especially France, Italy,Malta, and Spain, where there is a long tradition of consuming rabbit meat. In the past, great numbers of rabbits were raised by subsistence farmers, who fed...

Turkeys

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...The process of capture, taming, and eventual domestication of most animals is a difficult and lengthy process, often consisting of a trial-and-error approach. One notable exception was the domestication of the North American wild...

Geese

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...The common domestic geese are derived from two wild species, the greylag, Anser anser, and the swan goose, Anser cygnoides. The wild greylag is found seasonally...

The Question of Paleolithic Nutrition and Modern Health: From the End to the Beginning

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...A conviction has been growing among some observers that contemporary human health could be substantially improved if we would just emulate our hunter–gatherer ancestors in dietary matters. A look at this contention seems an appropriate way...

Chickens

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...Origins...

Rye

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...Rye As a Grass...

Sunflower

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...One of the most important of today’s oil crops, the sunflower is a unique contribution of temperate North America to the world’s major food plants. In addition to its superior oil, the seed of the sunflower is much appreciated as a food....

Vitamin B Complex: Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Pyridoxine, Cobalamin, Folic Acid

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...The history of the discovery of the B vitamins includes both the recognition that particular diseases can result from dietary inadequacies and the subse quent isolation of specific...

Adolescent Nutrition and Fertility

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...The relationship between nutrition and adolescent fertility has been a topic of much discussion in recent research on human biology. The apparent increase in the incidence of teenage pregnancy in Western societies has led some researchers...