Genetically Engineered Tobacco Plants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved genetically engineered high-yield tobacco plants for outdoor testing in 1986. Continue reading

Grapefruit Cross-Bred from Pomelo

Grapefruit was cross-breed from a Malaysian citrus pomelo fruit in West Indies in 1696, Continue reading

Mesopotamia Domesticated Oxen for Agricultural Use

Early Mesopotamians domesticated ox and wild ass for agricultural work circa 3000 BCE. Continue reading

European Sugar Mill

Pietro Speciale of Sicily in 1449, invented the sugar mill. Continue reading

Commercial Production of Barbed Wire Fencing

Barbed wire fencing was commercially produced on November 1, 1873 by the Barb Fence Company in Dekalb, Illinois, USA following an invention patent obtained by owner, Joseph Farwell Glidden. Continue reading

Sugar Cane Cultivation

Sugar cane cultivation began on the islands of the South Pacific, circa 6000 BCE.
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Carl Gustaf Patrik Laval

Gustaf de Laval was born at Orsa in Dalarna in the Swedish de Laval Huguenot family (immigrated 1622 - Claude de Laval, soldier - knighted de Laval 1647). Continue reading

Alexander the Great

Alexander III of Macedon (20/21 July 356 BC – 10/11 June 323 BC), commonly known as Alexander the Great (Greek: Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Μέγας, Aléxandros ho Mégas Koine Greek: [a.lék.san.dros ho mé.gas]), was a king (basileus) of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon and a member of the Argead dynasty. Continue reading

Mechanical cream separator

In 1878, Carl Gustaf Patrik de Laval, a scientist, engineer, and inventor, invented the mechanical cream separator, while working with the Klosters-Bruck Steel Works. Continue reading

Tomato Cultivation in Mexico

Cultivation of the mighty Tomato started in Mexico and not Italy as some would expect (as they make spigettie sauce). Continue reading