Posts made in January, 2014

Fighting Hunger to Achieve Peace

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              By Maria Gabriela Cruz December 26, 2013 As the Christmas season is celebrated around the world the wish for “peace on earth” is expressed by many.  As I hear these words repeated, it brings to mind a comment made by Dr. Norman Borlaug when he accepted the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970: “If you desire peace, cultivate justice, but at the same time cultivate the fields to produce more bread; otherwise there will be no peace.” We can’t hear this...

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Can Mother Earth Feed 9+ Billion by 2050?

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              High resolution image at source: http://www.isaaa.org/resources/infographics/feed9billion2050/Infographic_CanMotherEarthFeed.pdf  ...

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Mexican technology saves papaya production by detecting virus

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              Jan 06, 2014 Mexico is considered one of the leading countries in papaya productions, but its crops are usually affected by the virus of the ringed spot, which leaves ring marks in the skin of the fruit and causes softening of the papaya, where fungi start to digest it. This is why the Center of Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (Cinvestav) designed a method capable of identifying the pathogens in just a day,...

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Adoption and Uptake Pathways of Gm/Biotech Crops by Small-Scale, Resource-Poor Farmers in the Philippines

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            ADOPTION AND UPTAKE PATHWAYS OF GM/BIOTECH CROPS BY SMALL-SCALE, RESOURCE-POOR FARMERS IN THE PHILIPPINES   By Dr. Cleofe S. Torres1, Romel A. Daya2, Ma. Teresita B Osalla3, and Juvy N. Gopela4 1 Professor, 2, 3 Assistant Professor, and 4 University Extension Associate College of Development Communication, University of the Philippines Los Baños College, Laguna, Philippines HIGHLIGHTS This study was conducted to analyze the dynamics of adoption and uptake...

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Solving mysterious enzyme structure: New breakthrough on photosynthesis revealed

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            The two structures of the core of nature’s water oxidizing catalyst Photosystem II, which interconvert by changing bonds between an oxygen and its two manganese bonding partners; a different spectroscopic signal is produced by each arrangement.   Dec 12, 2012 Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion (MPI CEC) have solved a long-standing puzzle in photosynthesis research. With the aid of quantum chemistry they...

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