Having done my PhD on late blight, P. infestans and your "Mexican" Phythophthora are the same species. Not sure just what you're trying to say here? BTW, you misspelled Phytophthora, twice.
"Fix poverty". Which immediately leads to the question, *how* do you fix poverty? Don't you fix poverty by giving the poor more opportunity to grow and make what they need?
It's well established that human health and poverty are closely linked. Fixing human health is one of the steps to fixing poverty. Healthy people are more capable of working than those that are ill.
So in your world, blindness and other consequences of nutritional deficiency is in no way a driver of poverty?
Poverty and well-being are inextricably linked. It's a vicious cycle. If you can start breaking into it at any point it's helpful. Golden Rice is just one entry point into this cycle.
The simplest solution seems to be to grow some carrots or other vitamin A rich food alongside rice. But, maybe you're right and they need every inch of their land to grow rice and can't spare any for other vegetables.
Have you actually set foot in a rice paddy here in Asia? I'm guessing not. Rice is extremely unique in its ability to grow under monsoonal conditions. I'm not aware that carrots are fond of 5cm of standing water throughout the growing season.
Beyond that, as the grandparent noted, these people use all the land to grow rice. It's not that there aren't good solutions (from a Western developed country standpoint), it's that this one FITS the problem at hand.
Might be wrong, but bacillus thuringiensis is primarily used because of it's effectiveness as a -pesticide-. Glyphosate, as discussed here, is primarily used as a -herbicide-.
Both are pesticides...
Bt is used as an insecticide, both in GMO and conventional forms.
Glyphosate is a herbicide.
I've ready plenty about this woman, yes, she has a PhD, but she's a physicist. I don't publish articles in her field of work because I'm not qualified too.
Citing her work is about as convincing as citing the Séralini paper, IMO.
It already happened*.
My PhD work required that I learn programming, I learned R. Now I'm starting to learn Python in addition to R.
There's plenty of opportunities for someone who is a programmer that is interested in science, where I'm sitting. I just hired an MS level employee who had experience modeling but not with programming. I'm looking to hire one programmer to do some R package work for me shortly and another to do some "big data" sort of work. However, it's not always easy to find someone to fill these positions who has enough science background or interest.
Depending on your interests and skills, there are jobs that would definitely suit you. A general programming skill with a general interest in science can net you some interesting positions.
I was just thinking the same thing. Open access is great! Who's paying for it? The costs of my last publication were nearly $3000 because I chose open access. I'm lucky to have the funds to do it at the moment.
I hope that this action is backed up with sufficient support to actually publish as open access. Somehow I suspect maybe not.
Soybean seeds, as in this article, are not hybrids, they're inbred varieties. Same thing with wheat. Still mostly the same with rice, though there is hybrid rice, but it's not nearly as common as inbred rice.
Corn is a hybrid because hybrid vigor offers so much better performance and it's easy to detassle so you have female-only plants to be pollenated by neighboring plants.
I won't address other plants, but as far as I'm aware, corn is the only major crop that is a hybrid.
Plants that reproduce the same year after year are likely to be inbreds that is not equal to heirloom. I can think of plenty of rice varieties that are modern mega-varieties that have displaced older landraces, neither one is a hybrid.
In the US it's not common to save seeds year after year because the quality offered by seed companies is better. To effectively save and clean seed can be done, but the time and equipment required usually means it's more efficient to buy new seed every year. This differs from crop to crop and by country/region. But in this case, I disagree with the assumption that farmers "regularly" propagate, sow, harvest and save seeds (in the US).
Sadly, I'm not sure if this was satire or meant to be a real post.
At the graduate level...most of these international students get a full ride. At least that's how I've seen it done. Nothing wrong with that...let's just make sure we keep them here to make the USA stronger rather than give them the boot.
"A full ride", please define.
While I earned my PhD most of my fellow students in the department were foreign and they struggled as much or more than I did to pay tuition, rent, buy food, etc. on the stipend that we were given.
Most of them wished to stay in the US once they finished their work. I, as a US citizen chose to leave.
How can you loose a phone while showing it off to all your friends in a bar?
Its already been knocked off in China so whats the big deal?
Can I have one?
How do you loose a phone in a bar? It's an inanimate object, or so I'd suppose.
C'mon, this is
Are you sure you're using a Nokia phone?
That's one of the best features about my N9, off-line maps.
Hell, even my N97 Mini has this feature. There is no need to be connected at all, assuming you downloaded the maps prior to use.
Red Hat 7.3
I flirted with other more obscure distros along the way, had one on a netbook and something else on my main workstation, etc. Lately I've taken to just using Ubuntu these days on my workstation. I can compile the stuff I really care about for optimization (R), everything else is easily available and it just works on my Dell workstation. At home I've gone over to Mac for my photography and just the whole ecosystem.