Posts made in December, 2013

Scripps Oceanography Researchers Engineer Breakthrough for Biofuel Production

Posted by on Dec 6, 2013 in Activities, News | 0 comments

            A scanning electron microscope image of the diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana.   Prospects for economic and sustainable fuel alternative enhanced with discovery Nov 20, 2013 A scanning electron microscope image of the diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana. Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have developed a method for greatly enhancing biofuel production in tiny marine algae. As reported in this week’s online edition of...

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Climate-Smart Pearl Millet Variety May Be a Game Changer for Nutrition

Posted by on Dec 6, 2013 in Activities, News | 0 comments

            Balikavikas Rao Raut of Maharashtra, India, shows off the crop of iron pearl millet she harvested with her husband.   November 22, 2013 Feed the Future | Newsletter Pearl millet is a staple food for nearly 100 million people in Africa and Asia, particularly for those living in arid and semi-arid climates. In India, about 50 million people consume pearl millet regularly in states such as Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Gujarat. These states also happen...

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Study linking GM maize to rat tumours is retracted

Posted by on Dec 4, 2013 in Activities, News | 0 comments

            Gilles-Eric Séralini was the lead author of a study, now withdrawn by the publisher, that purportedly showed that genetically modified maize causes tumours in rats.     Publisher withdraws paper despite authors’ objections, citing weak evidence. Barbara Casassus    28 November 2013 Bowing to scientists’ near-universal scorn, the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology today fulfilled its threat to retract a controversial paper...

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