the process of breeding staple crops to have higher levels of essential nutrients, either through selective breeding or genetic modification:
iron biofortification of rice; biofortification of wheat with zinc.
the gradual accumulation of organisms such as algae, bacteria, barnacles, and protozoa on underwater equipment, pipes, and surfaces, corroding and impairing structures and systems. biofouling (bī’ō-fou’lĭng) The impairment or degradation of underwater surfaces or equipment as a result of the growth of living organisms. Organisms such as bacteria, protozoans, algae, and crustaceans can accumulate in […]
fuel, as wood or ethanol, derived from biomass. Contemporary Examples The Federal Government Has Violated My Right to Chainsaw P. J. O’Rourke April 26, 2014 Butter Sculptor Sharon BuMann on Her Art, ‘Butter’ Movie & More Malcolm Jones September 21, 2012 The Federal Government Has Violated My Right to Chainsaw P. J. O’Rourke April 26, […]
any gas fuel derived from the decay of organic matter, as the mixture of methane and carbon dioxide produced by the bacterial decomposition of sewage, manure, garbage, or plant crops. Contemporary Examples India’s Most Dangerous Meal: The Poisoned-Lunch Disaster Dilip D’Souza July 17, 2013 noun a gas that is produced by the action of bacteria […]
the conversion of organic matter into biogas.