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Raising The Standards Of The Cannabis Industry With Mass Spectrometry

The cannabis industry is predicted to be worth $22 billion by 2022. Increased public acceptance and legalization of medical marijuana have encouraged growers and product producers to market their wares more visibly. Like the pharmaceutical, food, beverage, and tobacco industries there needs to be regulations and standards to ensure the safety and integrity of cannabis …

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Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry method help scientists better detect pollutants in edible seaweeds

Seaweeds are considered a staple diet in many Asian cultures. It is a good source of fibre, protein, vitamins (A, E,C, and K), essential unsaturated fatty acids, and minerals. Its low-calorie and antioxidant properties in particular are of interest to the health food industry, resulting in the uptake of seaweed-based productions. However like most marine …

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This Is Why We Need Standardized Methods To Test Cannabinoids in Food

Cannabis sativa L. or popularly known as hemp is a versatile plant that can be used for paper, cloth or biofuel production. As a consumable it is believed to have analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-anxiety properties and thus becoming more popular as medicinal plant treatment. Other hemp byproducts such as oil, protein and flour are also …

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Isolated Compounds In Lemons And Asian Plants May Hold Key To Cancer Prevention

Japanese scientists have been researching potential cancer preventing compounds in Citrus Lemon, Isodon Japonicus and Lansium Domesticum. Using nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and mass spectrometry the scientists were able to isolate fifty-five chemical compounds of the peels of Citrus Lemon, aerial parts of Isodon japonicus, and leaves of Lansium domesticum. Isodon Japonicus is native to …

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Advancements In Spectrometric Methods and Technology Paves Way For Analysis And Discovery Of Plant Hormones

All organisms produce hormones, even plants.  Although these small molecule compounds exist only in trace amounts it plays a pivotal role in a plant’s life cycle from germination, growth, reproduction, including how it responds to biotic and abiotic stress when in different environments.  Mapping the hormones accurately can be problematic however due to the complexity …

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