Biodefense and Food Security

Sustainable livestock contributes to fighting climate change and reducing food insecurity

By Julia Nishio and Daniel Vidal Pérez | The increase in extreme weather events associated with the COVID-19 pandemic was responsible, in 2020, for the...

Shortage of containers threatens food trade

By Gabriel Paes and Samira Scoton | The flow of food in international trade is being hampered by the scarcity of containers suitable for the...

“Fukushima effect” persists one decade after contamination

By Samira Scoton and Diego L. S. Navia | Ten years have passed since the earthquake in Fukushima and the outbreak of contamination is still...

New Brazilian plan to reduce external dependence on fertilizers

By Samira Scoton and Daniel Vidal Pérez | Brazil is highly dependent on fertilizer importation, approximately 80% of the amount used in agriculture is imported,...

Concern for water safety after hacker compromises system in Florida

By Gabriela Corrêa and Daniel Vidal Pérez | The water supply system in the city of Oldsmar (Florida, USA) suffered an attack. Through remote access...

New cases of avian influenza in Russia concern WHO

By Diego L. S. Navia and Daniel Vidal Pérez | Seven farm workers in southern Russia were infected with avian influenza A H5N8, previously transmitted...

Permanence of habits indicates continuation of pandemics

By Diego L. S. Navia and Samira Scoton | Personal protective equipment, social distancing, increase of hygiene habits and crowd limitation are responsible for the...

Food and water insecurity threatens Syria and Iraq yet again

By Gabriel Paes and Daniel Vidal Pérez | Syria and Iraq could witness a deterioration on its indicators of both food and water insecurtiy. This...

Big Data boost technological revolution in the agricultural sector

By Alice Castelani de Oliveira and Samira Scoton | Access to Big Data has revolutionized the agricultural sector. Machines, such as harvesters, record via GPS...

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Brazilian Air force uses computational model to aid in decision making

By Marcelo Andrade de Barros and Walmor Cristino Leite Junior | The Department of Aerospace Science and Technology (DCTA) has developed the prototype of a...

Gamification helps in cybersecurity organizational training

By Jéssica Leite dos Santos and Nathalie Torreão Serrão| Companies and government agencies have been employing a methodology based on games to address data breach...

United States is testing satellite capable of producing electric power

By Larissa Caroline Souza da Silva and Caroline Colbert | A group of scientists of the US Army successfully tested a satellite, equipped with a...

Gulf Stream at its weakest causes alarm

By Samira Scoton and Daniel Vidal Pérez | The Gulf Stream (Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation – AMOC) reached its weakest  level in a thousand years....