News, Notes and Links Shared by Labex Korea

Enjoy a selection of news, notes and interesting links that appeared in last week´s Labex Korea Twitter.  If a subject is of your interest, just click in the hyperlink to open the corresponding page.  You can follow Labex Korea on Twitter, by clicking here. You can also register here to receive news about Labex Korea by e-mail.

Enjoy short, timely news shared during 3-11 April, 2010.

Afforestation and rapid growth and harvesting of biomass may deplete nutrients and degrade soils if managed improperly. http://is.gd/bo3F3

Brazil Farmers Shown How to Profit By Conserving… http://is.gd/bnNjf

Grazing by cows or sheep can cut emissions of nitrous oxide — a powerful greenhouse gas… http://is.gd/bnNeo

Asian nations urged for “green” recovery in post-crisis adaptation http://is.gd/bnMNS

EU: measures to promote better understanding of products’ ecological footprints http://is.gd/bnMCU

EU plans measures to curb demand for natural resources http://is.gd/bnMCU

Korea ranks 15th in green efforts among OECD members http://is.gd/bnMto

Soybean genoptype with a certain protein profile inhibit lipid accumulation in fat cells http://is.gd/bnKFc

Meet the Epigenome – Why Your DNA Isn’t Your Destiny… http://is.gd/bnJWj

Algae interest for biodiesel, carbon reduction grows – Biodiesel … http://bit.ly/bDTcYP

To be sustainable, China must implement bold innovations http://is.gd/bnJnb

Anthology previews the next great wave of innovation: “What’s Next? Dispatches on the Future of Science.” http://is.gd/bnIvI

Review – “Whole Earth Discipline: An Ecopragmatist Manifesto” by Stewart Brand…. http://is.gd/bnIj1

Book review – “Chips, Clones, and Living Beyond 100: How Far Will the Biosciences Take Us?” http://is.gd/bnHc0

Review of China’s Megatrends: The 8 Pillars of a New Society http://is.gd/bnGQq

S. Korea’s trade with Latin America grows nearly 4-fold in past 15 years http://is.gd/bmDx9

South Korea’s farm and food exports surged to a record high in the first quarter http://is.gd/bmDFU

S. Korea pledges to support rural development in Africa http://is.gd/bmDDe

S. Korea confirms new outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease http://is.gd/bmDAj

Brazil is the largest trade partner of Korea in Latin America http://is.gd/bmDx9

Brazil Drawing Foreign Investment to Renewable Energy http://is.gd/bmDtn

Greenhouse gas emissions from meat and dairy production may not be as bad compared to other industries http://is.gd/bmDcj

Brazil’s bounding ahead http://is.gd/bmDcj

Brazil farmers turn to conservation… http://is.gd/blsgR

The need of visionaries who will build the arenas to unleash the power of ideas and transform them into actions. http://ow.ly/1wgrz

What is in short supply… are visionary thinkers who will be capable of making sense of the abundance of stimuli … http://ow.ly/1wgrz

The food industry in Brazil… http://is.gd/bkSsB

Industry in Brazil … http://is.gd/bkSph

The Taste of Brazil … http://is.gd/bkSlC

Agribusiness in Brazil … http://is.gd/bkRq7

Biofuels in Brazil – Realities and Prospects … http://is.gd/bkRgd

Biodiesel from Algae http://bit.ly/9pEdF5

Algae Oil Biodiesel Sewage http://bit.ly/a2tMAX

Biofuel Energy – Algae, Bioalcohol, Biodiesel, Bioethanol … http://bit.ly/anNnWs

The Various Advantages of Producing Algae Biodiesel | OTC Prophet http://bit.ly/9CV0lz

Further resources – UNEP the green economy initiative http://bit.ly/HBiOp

Nanotechnology water sensor for highly sensitive detection of cyanide … http://is.gd/bjKbW

Initiative to desalinate seawater using nanomembranes and solar energy … http://is.gd/bjJZm

Gut microbiota are shaped by our nutrition, and what energy we take up from our nutrition is shaped by gut microbiota… http://is.gd/bjJZm

Drought can cut national rice production by 99%. Drought is threatening rice production across Asia this season. http://pitch.pe/56556

KIPO-Korea: To realize economic growth and technological innovation, we should handle IP as a national agenda… http://is.gd/bjBHm

Brazil’s Global Science and Technology Ambassador Visits KRIBB… http://is.gd/bjz84

Brazil Farmers Shown How to Profit By Conserving… http://is.gd/bjyis

In Brazil… “For us, the farmers, as well as the environment, zero tillage has been the best thing”…. http://is.gd/bjyis

Brazil is the world’s top exporter of beef, poultry, coffee, sugar and orange juice… http://is.gd/bjyis

Hu’s visit significant to relations with Latin America: China is Brazil’s largest trading partner an… http://bit.ly/dd218g

ARS Food and Nutrition Research Briefs Issued. http://cli.gs/Z9tetg

Among coffee growing countries, only Brasil consumes a significant part of its production. http://is.gd/biy2X

Husks, Not Beans: An Ethiopian Coffee Tradition … http://is.gd/biy2X

The U.S., the world’s largest corn exporter, plans to double overseas sales of a by-product from ethanol distillation… http://is.gd/bixUu

The green technology market in Korea is expected to earn US$230 billion worth of profits by 2020… http://is.gd/bixJJ

Learn about qishr (or kishr) and its variations, which are prepared from the husks of coffee…. http://is.gd/biwSC

Agricultural research must be knowledge-based, interdisciplinary, farmer-focused, impact-oriented http://ow.ly/1vu3f

Always useful – Guardian´s 100 essential websites… http://is.gd/bhSE2

Learning how to get along with others… how to avoid the wrangling over IP that often accompanies invention… http://is.gd/bhSiR

Sweet sorghum for ethanol production in Brazil (in Portuguese)…. http://is.gd/bhRK0

Corn-based and cellulosic ethanol would benefit from legislation http://bit.ly/c5bV2F

Brazilian exports and imports hit record in March http://migre.me/udKg

The vast data housed in electronic records and genomics databases could reveal new insights…. http://is.gd/bh79N

Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology … http://is.gd/bh6wV

Let’s make science metrics more scientific… http://is.gd/bh6Fx

IBSA is a trilateral, developmental initiative between India, Brazil and South Africa – South-South cooperation…. http://is.gd/bh3et

Two major summits of heads of state to be held in Brasilia in April: IBSA and BRICS. South-South cooperation at work… http://is.gd/bh3et

IBSA Academic Forum – India – Brazil – South Africa… http://is.gd/bh3et

Korea pursues green technology development… http://is.gd/bh0Sx

IRRI have shown that some hybrid rice lines perform well under drought stress. Elite hybrids to be identified. http://snipurl.com/va2nd

Want to to learn about the evolution of agriculture and agricultural research in Brazil? Visit http://tinyurl.com/y9anek4

Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, Embrapa: A Case of Successful Institutional Innovation… http://tinyurl.com/ycxzjzd

Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture in Brazil http://is.gd/9i8j2

The Brazilian Agricultural Research for Development System http://is.gd/9GdbR

A comprehensive study on the State of Brazil’s Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture available here http://is.gd/9GdOx

“Brazil – The Natural Knowledge Economy” http://is.gd/9Ge1K

Our View on Global Challenges for Agricultural Biotechnology… http://is.gd/ahnZO

New ways to promote R&D cooperation – learn about Embrapa´s Labex http://is.gd/ahoKS

Want to learn about agricultural research in Brazil? Access http://is.gd/ahpp0

‘A Model Laboratory Without Walls: the Brazilian Labex’ http://is.gd/aN8b9

“Les dossiers d’Agropolis International” has just been published describing the achievements of Labex-Europe http://is.gd/aNmWx

Labex Korea – Brazil-Asia cooperation in agricultural research… http://tinyurl.com/yctb278

A Brazilian Strategy to Support Agricultural Development in Africa http://is.gd/aRpfw

China’s Continuing Development as a Global Trade Powerhouse http://bit.ly/bm1Ygu

The Internet is rapidly becoming one of the best tools for businesses, including farms, to market their products…. http://is.gd/beJhY

Transgenic biofuel plant varieties producing enzymes that breakdown cellulose to sugar post harvest.http://bit.ly/dCOyF1

Brazil-Korea Cooperation: Closing Ties in Science, Technology and Innovation… http://is.gd/beHnA

UK-Brazil partnership in sustainable agriculture – Embrapa-Labex at Rothamsted Research launched http://is.gd/beHk2

Techniques to figure out from satellite sensors how much croplands are being farmed using conservation tillage http://is.gd/beGaD

Embrapa Pantanal on World Water Day… http://is.gd/bcvqw

Forging Canada-Brazil R&D Partnerships to Help Entrepreneurial Researchers and Companies Exploit the Biofuels Market http://is.gd/bcuug

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