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A history of the spice trade: how spices shaped the world
February 14, 2022
Spices are now an every day commodity in households around the world. James Hancock explores the origins of this important trade.
Climate change and fish
December 1, 2021
Patrick TK Woo
Fish protein is an excellent alternative to land-based meat, and the impacts of climate change can be mitigated in cage culture of finfish.
Writing a good title is the best way to improve your paper
November 9, 2021
The titles of scientific papers are often ineffective. Such titles introduce the subject of the paper but fail to tell the reader the main finding. They only draw the interest of those who already work in the same area, and do not engage wider interest. Fortunately, it is easy to correct these problems, engage your…
After the loss of a pet, how soon is too soon to get another?
October 12, 2021
“Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.” Agnes Sligh Turnbull Deciding to get a new dog after a loss can be tough. So, what happens when a beloved dog dies? Suddenly the owner faces a chasm of emptiness in the home – the unused bed, redundant toys, vacant space where the food and water…
Keeping in touch: Digital technology and life in the time of Coronavirus
April 15, 2021
Ivy O’Neil, Ruth Cross
The development of digital technology has been rapid in recent decades as we step into the 5G/6G internet network generation. This technology has been particularly useful during the Covid-19 pandemic, when self-isolation and social distancing have been imposed on many people at different times. Various lockdowns have resulted in the increased use of digital means…
COVID vaccine: to jab or not to jab
March 30, 2021
Ruth Cross, Sally Foster
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccination has been hailed as the light at the end of the tunnel. However, even though the UK is one of the top countries in the world for the number of vaccinations doses administered, there is mistrust and suspicion about the safety of the vaccine and the intentions…
International Trade in Forest Products
March 24, 2021
G. Cornelis van Kooten
Because of the long-standing Canada-U.S. lumber trade dispute and the current pressure on the world's forests as a renewable energy source, much attention has been directed toward the modelling of international trade in wood products.
GM Crops: The West versus the Rest
March 3, 2021
Why is it that countries in the West, particularly those in the European Union, but also in the Nordic countries and pockets in the USA, are so anti-GM crops?
Opening up agricultural research and data: What does “open agriculture” mean for international development organizations?
December 18, 2020
Welcome to the third and final blog of this series. CABI recently hosted a webinar on Opening up agricultural research and data with a great panel of expert speakers who highlighted some of the many opportunities inherent in “open agriculture” (click here to view the webinar). In the first blog of the series, I looked…
Opening up agricultural research and data: Considering “open agriculture” from the researchers’ point of view
December 18, 2020
Welcome to the second blog of this series. CABI recently hosted a webinar on Opening up agricultural research and data with a great panel of expert speakers who highlighted some of the many opportunities inherent in “open agriculture” (click here to view the webinar). In the first blog of the series, I looked at how…
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