Is our science expertise deep enough to communicate it in another language?

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One of the largest, existing gaps in the bioeconomy — that the scientific community is currently grappling with — is identifying the best way to form an inclusive conversation around the biotechnology that is being developed today.

It's important to note that not everyone needs to be involved in the creation of biotechnology, but building trust with those who are, and the scientific method will be essential to widescale adoption and acceptance. Articulating a roadmap for that conversation will not be easy, as it will need to…


An Interview with Dr. Samira Kiani, Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh

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Art is foundational to humanity’s identity.

It allows us to not only connect with and reflect on universally shared life experiences but also embrace the most important qualities that make us human. One of these shared life experiences, that span generations across the centuries, is our interaction with, and in, the natural world around us. …


How a group of scientists is translating their clinical expertise to address the long-term effects of obesity through precision nutrition

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According to the World Health Organization, worldwide obesity has tripled since 1975.

In 2016, more than 1.9 billion adults, 18 years and older, were overweight. Of these adults, over 650 million were obese. The COVID-19 pandemic has only highlighted the critical need to address global obesity rates. According to the World Obesity Federation’s COVID-19 and Obesity: The 2021 Atlas, in the United…


How can a vision for a bold, inclusive, decentralized bioeconomy radically change the trajectory of our future?

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Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to interview Sara Menso, Director of Innovation and Business Strategy at AstraZeneca.

In our conversation, we discussed her work accelerating bioeconomy success through integrating strong business acumen into the management of her company’s clinical trials. You can read the full interview here:

That conversation was thought-provoking and dynamic, with Sara offering significant wisdom about contributing to the bioeconomy. One of her points has really resonated with me:

“Pharmaceutical companies will take clinical trial patients into the facilities and show them how medicine development works. Do they do…


In order to make tangible progress at the intersection of food and health, we need solutions as nuanced as the humans we are trying to help

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As the last species evolved in the evolutionary process at large, humans are the most complex beings on the planet. Our relationship with food is equally intricate.

Humanity’s connection with food is deeper than mere sustenance. It is integral to our identities with deep ties to our understanding of family, culture, religious expression, and society. …


Reducing the barriers to the produce aisle by creating products that fit into people’s lives.

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The status quo in humanity’s food systems is deeply flawed

Evaluating our global food systems and our collective human health can be incredibly overwhelming. About 820 million people or 1 in 9 people globally are hungry. In extreme juxtaposition, one in three is overweight or obese.


If small businesses are the lifeblood of the economy, then farmers are the backbone of America.

Fresh produce, stewardship of our land and wildlife, conservation of critical biodiversity, and a key ingredient for manufacturing crayons: these are just a snapshot of the essential work that farmers do to make a high quality of life possible for those not only in their local communities but our nation…


Tissue Engineering is modern sculpture transformed by our understanding of the molecular world

Michelangelo was considered to be one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance.

Born in March of 1475, he grew up in the city-state of Florence in Italy. A painter, architect, and sculptor, his journey with the arts began at the age of 13 as an apprentice to the painter Domenico Ghirlandaio. As an apprentice, he began to hone the painting skills that…

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Integrating Business with the Developing Bioeconomy // Making the Complex Uncomplicated

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