Archive for June, 2010

Cary Fowler protests “the largest intentional, preventable loss of crop diversity in my lifetime”

Construction on a new housing development in Russia jeopardizes the world’s largest collection of fruits and berries, according to an article in The Independent that quotes Cary Fowler.

Agarwal receives Leontief Prize from Tufts University

Bina Agarwal was named one of the 2010 winners of the Leontief Prize, given by the Global Development and Environment Institute of Tufts University. “The Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought recognizes economists whose work, like that of the institute and Leontief himself, combines theoretical and empirical research that promotes a more […]

Linda Bartoshuk: Tomato Flavor Saver

A story on the May 28 edition of Morning Edition featured an interview with Linda Bartoshuk, the University of Florida psychologist who will appear as part of Nobel 2010, “Making Food Good.” Bartoshuk, well known for her discovery of “super tasters” is currently working with scientists at the University to develop tomatoes that have both […]