Food Safety And Modernization Act. Neither safe nor modern?

The following is a transcript of my comments at the Nov 2 nd 2011 Stakeholders Meeting set up by The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) at the behest of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in compliance with Section 204 of the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA). The

Desai Ecometeorology Lab, University of Wisconsin at Madison

Ankur Desai - Associate Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences MADISON, WISCONSIN — Our lab observes and models micrometeorological, ecological, and biogeochemical interactions of the surface with the atmosphere at regional to global scales, with a focus on anthropogenic influences to these interactions. Major research projects and tools we employ

Notes From the Picarro Roof: Intern Jeff's Perspective

Greetings, Picarro Community! My name is Jeff Forgeron, and I am a meteorology major at San Jose State University. I am currently interning for Picarro, and was recently asked to design and implement a weather station on the rooftop using an All-In-One Climatronics instrument.

Farm Bill 2012; Molecular Tracking is a Necessity

It seems such a short time ago that Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) was expanded and enacted through Title XI of the Farm Bill 2008. Yet legislators have already started the committee meetings and town hall discussions that are framing the early debates on Farm Bill 2012. COOL was intended

Le Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et l'Environnement (LSCE)

Guillaume Tremoy & Olivier Cattani FRANCE — In June, 2010 the LSCE installed a Picarro isotopic water Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy system that measures the isotopic composition of water vapor continuously in Niamey (Niger) on the campus of the Institute of Radioisotopes (IRI). This facility collects rainwater and makes other isotope

Stable isotopes and the police

When isotopes are mentioned in the same breath as law enforcement, the first thought that comes to mind is likely an atomic weapons-based attack using radioactive isotopes and what security forces can do to prevent it. That’s certainly the most publicized association between these words.

Boston University, Department of Geography and Environment

Nathan Phillips, Associate Professor BOSTON, MASSACHUSSETTS — Water loss is closely coupled to carbon gain by plants and ecosystems. I study the physiological mechanisms and processes by which plants and ecosystems regulate water loss and carbon gain, and how such processes may be altered under global environmental change. This includes

Stanford University, School of Earth Sciences

Sally Benson, Professor Samuel Krevor, Post-Doctoral Researcher PALO ALTO, CA — Our team led by Professor Sally Benson is measuring ambient carbon dioxide concentrations and isotopic carbon measurements from carbon dioxide at a site near Green River, Utah where there is leakage of CO2 along faults above a natural subsurface

Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemsitry, Dept. of Geochemical Systems

Christop Gerbig, Group Leader and Research Scientist JENA, GERMANY — I lead the airborne measurement group at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry . My main interest is to make atmospheric measurements of trace gases relevant for our earth's climate, and to utilize these data in combination with transport models

Calera Corporation

Matthew-Ginder Vogel, Research Scientist LOS GATOS, CALIFORNIA — We are a start up company based out of Los Gatos, California. Founded in 2007, Calera’s focus is capturing CO 2 from stationary emitters- including power plants and cement plants- and permanently converting it to mineral forms. The ultimate goal is to

University of California at Santa Barbara - Valentine Lab

David Valentine, Associate Professor of Earth Sciences SANTA BARBARA, CA — My lab team at UCSB studies the interactions among microbes, and between microbes and the Earth system. Our projects probe the global methane and hydrogen cycles, microbial physiology, and hydrocarbon biogeochemistry, with field sites from the Arctic to southern

Earth Networks

Robert Marshall, CEO GERMANTOWN, MD — We are deploying the world’s largest privately owned greenhouse gas (GHG) measurement network. This network will include 50 Picarro G2301 instruments to measure carbon dioxide and methane in the U.S., with 50 more slated for deployment outside U.S. borders. We are partnering with the

Joanneum Institute

Albrecht Leis, Senior Scientist Hermann Stadler, Senior Scientist GRAZ, AUSTRIA — We used the Picarro isotopic water analyzer in a project financed by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology. High in the Austrian Alps our team (from the Joanneum Research Institute of Water Resources Management) installed a

Per Meg, Anyone? Picarro's New Isotopic Water Analyzer Achieves Per Meg Precision

When I joined Picarro at the start of September in 2009, Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy technology for isotope analysis had only just been created. In short order CRDS was validated by researchers whose laboratories specialized in using isotope ratio mass spectrometers (IRMS), devices which were previously considered the state of the