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Danforth event will examine growing world of bioinformatics
St. Louis Beacon
Mockler said that bioinformatics has become a serious focus at Danforth since the appointment of Dr. James Carrington as president. Carrington was director of Oregon State University’s Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing.
Mockler noted that it could have wider implications for the community with ever-expanding research from institutions like Washington University and Monsanto.
Drought, Food Shortage Cast Spotlight on Ag Innovation Showcase
Forbes Ag Innovation Showcase will be held Sept. 10-12 in St. Louis featuring entrepreneurs from around the world who are using technology to increase yield, reduce sickness and connect farmers with the information they need.
Food shortages could force world into vegetarianism, warn scientists
UK Guardian "There will not be enough water available on current croplands to produce food for the expected 9 billion population in 2050 if we follow current trends and changes towards diets common in western nations," the report by Malik Falkenmark and colleagues at the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) said.
Expanding food production in a carbon constrained future
The Hill Congress Blog We make a commitment to assist farmers and ranchers at home and abroad with the knowledge, technologies and techniques that will allow them to adapt as climate change increasingly impacts their agricultural operations.
Center for Biological Systems Engineering kicks off with symposium
Washington University Newsroom
Researchers from the new interdisciplinary Center for Biological Systems Engineering at Washington University will host its inaugural symposium Friday, Sept.7.
Military Spending on Biofuels Draws Fire
The New York Times
The still-experimental fuels are also expensive — about $27 a gallon for the fuel used in the demonstration, compared with about $3.50 a gallon for conventional military fuels.
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