Tuesday, July 19, 2016

University of Massachusetts has just published an excellent article on their project with Chemists Without Borders on a low cost process they are developing to measure the concentration of arsenic in rice. When the process is fully developed, it will be transferred to a lab at the Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh, and Chemists Without Borders Bangladesh Team will promote the service to rice producers, dealers and consumers in Bangladesh.

You can read the full article here.

Friday, July 01, 2016

Humanitarian crisis looms in Fallujah after ISIS defeat

Dear Mr. President,

With all due respect, I got the impression from this piece on tonight's PBS NewsHour (just a few minutes of your time to watch, please) https://youtu.be/a3oL3WjLLA4?t=5m46s, that much more has been promised and could be done to support these refugees than we are currently doing. It was suggested that we are distracted by military and political issues. If am not misinformed, Mr President, shame on us. Since when did the greatest country in the world lack enough resources to master all three effectively, military, political AND humanitarian? I know you share my deep concern about all these refugees. Please address their plight with even greater urgency. Food, water, medicine, at least. Thank you.

With the highest respect,