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Monthly Archives: August 2011

UC Davis scientist to head NSF Directorate of Biological Sciences

Professor John Wingfield of the Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior in the College of Biological Sciences has been selected to  head the National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Biological Sciences.  Wingfield, an environmental endocrinologist, has been division director of Integrative …
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Symposia: Soap, health and the environment; and bugs, babies and breastmilk

The potential downsides of fragrances in personal care products, and microbes, milk and the infant gut, and will be the topics of two student-run symposia at UC Davis in September. Both events, including nationally-recognized experts, are the outcomes of year-long …
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Higher wages for farm workers would cost you next to nothing

It’s been argued that American farms need cheap imported labor to keep food prices low. But in an online debate at the New York Times, UC Davis agricultural economist Philip Martin makes the case that increasing farmworkers’ wages by 40 …
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All about tomatoes

Sorry for the long break from posts, dear readers; there was vacation, and then catching up from vacation. Let’s dip back in with a post on tomatoes. I learned something from reading this article: the age-old argument as to whether …
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