Cultures Magazine Launch Event - MWV84

submitted by: MicrobeWorld

Watch highlights from the Cultures Magazine Launch Event held on January 23, 2014 at American Society for Microbiology headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Cultures is a free, online, open-source publication available for viewing at www.asm.org/cultures.

Ecomindedness: Benefits of Urban SPIN Farming in the San Diego Community of North Park

submitted by: dylanjsack
The goal of this study is to show how urban small-plot intensive (SPIN) farming produces value in the San Diego community of North Park from the perspective of the community members involved, and the perspective of those who operate The Nectary, a local SPIN farm collective. Value is defined in terms of social and communal benefits, development of a land ethic, and in terms of economic viability. This is a participatory ethnographic study of three homeowners who are members of the...
Authors: Dylan Sack

Economic Analysis of Selected Adaptation Options to Flooding

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Documentation of the seminar "Economic Analysis of Selected Adaptation Options to Flooding" by Jaimie Kim Bayani Arias, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, College of Economics and Management, University of the Philippines Los Banos held at SEAMEO-SEARCA, UPLB, College, Laguna on 27 August 2013

Insights, Lessons and Challenges from a Transdisciplinal Assessment of Climate Change-Related Vulnerability

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Documentation of the seminar "Insights, Lessons and Challenges from a Transdisciplinal Assessment of Climate Change-Related Vulnerability" by Prof. Ms. Ma. Emilinda T. Mendoza, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Science Development Services, College of Human Ecology, University of the Philippines Los Banos held at SEAMEO-SEARCA, UPLB, College, Laguna on 27 August 2013

Meeting the Challenges of Food Security with Biotechnology

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Documentation of the special seminar on "Meeting the Challenges of Food Security with Biotechnology," by Mark Lynas, Author, Environmental Campaigner, and Visiting Research Associate 
School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford University, United Kingdom last 23 August 2013 at SEARCA, UPLB, College, Laguna| 130 MB | 33 mins

A diet rich in high glucoraphanin broccoli interacts with genotype to reduce discordance in plasma metabolite profiles through modulating mitochondrial function

submitted by: Andrew Chapple
Background: Observational and experimental studies suggest that diets rich in cruciferous vegetables and glucosinolates may reduce the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Objective: We tested the hypothesis that a 12-wk dietary intervention with high-glucoraphanin (HG) broccoli would modify biomarkers of CVD risk and plasma metabolite profiles to a greater extent than interventions with standard broccoli or peas. Design: Subjects were randomly assigned to consume 400 g...
Authors: Charlotte Armah, Maria Traka, Jack Dainty, Marianne Defernez, Astrid Janssens, Wing Leung, John Potter, Richard Mithen