Tag: "wealthy" at biology news
Agriculture and tropical conservation: rethinking old ideas
...ort conservation, while the practices of extremely wealthy
landowners often undermine it. The researchers will present their findings Aug. 8 in two symposia at the Ecological Society of America meeting in Memphis, Tenn. "When you talk to peasant producers in tropical areas, they're usually surprised when ...
Five surprising facts about starvation that could change the international agenda
...e scale." For example, the United Arab Emirates, a wealthy
country, has a wasting rate of 14%. "Similarly," state the authors, "both India and Brazil have shown remarkable rates of economic growth without proportional gains in the nutritional status of poorer people in their society." Finally, Gross and We...
World faces challenge as life expectancies lengthen, scientist says
...edicted that the lifespan boom will be confined to wealthy
countries, where citizens can afford anti-aging technology and governments can afford to sponsor scientific research. This disparity complicates the current debate over access to healthcare, as the rich become increasingly distanced from the poor, no...
Open Source Biotechnology alliance for international agriculture
...d other legal rights, and are usually tailored for wealthy
countries and well-heeled scientists," said IRRI's Director General, Robert Zeigler. "Half the world depends on rice as a staple food?but this also means half the world's potential innovators could be brought to bear on the challenges of rice product...