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The preparation of comestibles by heating. In meats, overcooking can result in the production of carcinogenic polycyclic amines; undercooking carries the risk of parasitic (e.g., Taenia solium, T saginatus) or bacterial (e.g., Escherichia coli 0157:H7, Salmonella spp) infections.


[L. coquere, to cook]
The process of heating foods to prepare them for eating. Cooking makes most foods more palatable and easier to chew, improves their digestibility (and sometimes their nutrient bioavailability), and destroys or inactivates harmful organisms, or toxins that may be present. Cooking releases the aromatic substances and extractives that contribute odors and taste to foods. These odors help to stimulate the appetite.


Not all toxic substances are inactivated by heat. Most microorganisms and parasites are destroyed in the ordinary process of cooking when the food is heated to internal temperatures of 160°F to 175°F. Pork must be cooked completely throughout to kill the encysted larvae of Trichinella.


Protein: Soluble proteins become coagulated. Soluble substances: These, including heat-labile vitamins, are often inactivated by boiling, and even mineral substances and starches, although insoluble to a certain extent, may be altered in this process. Starch: The starch granules swell and are changed from insoluble (raw) starch to soluble starch capable of being converted into sugar during digestion and of being assimilated in the system.

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The forces will share information and intelligence, mount joint prosecutions where possible, and ensure a consistent approach in dealing with poaching - the illegal taking, killing, injuring or pursuit of game, deer or fish.
The company also works with South African IT company Dimension Data, now a subsidiary of NTT, to reduce the poaching of rhinos through digital infrastructure, hybrid cloud, digital workplace, and cybersecurity to track poachers.
Lamu KWS Senior Warden Mathias Mwavita cited unregulated fishing as the major cause of dwindling numbers of whales and turtles in the region, most of which are caught and killed or are forced to flee.He appealed to locals to desist from poaching and called for measures that will ensure regulated fishing in the Indian Ocean which will in turn prohibit extreme practices that can harm turtles and whales.
"The poaching rates seem to respond primarily to ivory prices in south-east Asia and we can't hope to succeed without tackling demand in that region," Beale continued.
The key factors that contribute to increasing wildlife poaching and trafficking include weak coordination among enforcement agencies, lack of political commitment, and absence of public engagement.
The rhino ambassadors receive training in the importance of conservation, environmental challenges and in ways of dealing with rhino poaching. The ambassadors are members of local communities living adjacent to national parks and game reserves and interact directly with their community to raise awareness and educate people about alternatives to poaching, and the importance of ending poaching.
A data obtained by Dawn showed that from March 2017 to Aug 2018, the district wildlife department had registered 190 cases of poaching in which only 11 cases of urial poaching were recorded while the rest of 179 cases were related to the poaching of partridges in which most poachers belonged to poor families.
Jodhpur court convicts Salman Khan, acquits rest in 1998 blackbuck poaching case.
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Celebrated Ugandan film director Isaac Nabwana's latest feature exposes the violence and corruption associated with wildlife poaching and trafficking.