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- Gates Foundation Gates spoke at the U.S. Department of State, where he and philanthropist Howard Buffett received the George McGovern Leadership Award. The award is presented to policymakers and other leaders for their efforts to end global hunger. Past recipients include Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Senator Dick Durbin, and long-distance runner Paul Tergat of Kenya. Vice President Joe Biden and USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah also delivered remarks at the event.
- Today, NBC Health "Vegetables are a medicine cabinet already," said Richard Mithen, who led the team of scientists at the Institute for Food Research in Norwich, England, that developed the new broccoli. "When you eat this broccoli ... you get a reduction in cholesterol in your blood stream," he told Associated Press Television.
- Market Watch "We applaud the super consensus of Missouri legislators whose ongoing dedication brought this important piece of special session legislation to Governor Nixon's desk. The bill's journey through the Special Session was supported by widespread agreement that it reflected important and meaningful strategy for direct investment in innovation.
- Roots & Shoots The National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts (NAABB) will have a strong presence during the three day event. The consortium of 35 institutes will share information about their development of the first ever model to integrate techno economic, market and environmental considerations for algal biofuels to provide the most thorough assessment of project viability available today.
- USA Today, Science Fair Agriculture appeared in the Fertile Crescent in the Middle East about 10,000 years ago. Those farmers and the idea of farming moved out across the world, pushing acre by acre until either the farmers or the ideas got to the shores of the Baltic Sea around Denmark and Germany around 6,000 years ago.
- Roots & Shoot Ivan Oransky, executive editor of Reuters Health and creator of Retraction Watch, visited the Danforth Center on Oct. 25 to present The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: What Retractions Tell Us About Scientific Transparency.
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