CHICAGO Sustainability of energy, food and water is the featured theme of the 233rd national meeting of the American Chemical Society, March 25-29 in Chicago. Representatives from academia, government and industry will discuss a wide range of topics that fall within this theme, including alternative energy sources, genetically-engineered crops and new water purification processes. More than 9,000 research presentations will be given during the week-long meeting. Selected highlights from the sustainability presentations are shown below. To view abstracts and nontechnical summaries of the papers listed, visit: http://acswebcontent.acs.org/communications/chicago07/sustainability.html. To see ACS President Katie Hunts comments on sustainability, go to http://www.acspresident.org.
Sunday, March 25
Symposium explores impact of genetically-engineered, glyphosate-resistant crops Since their introduction in 1996, genetically-engineered (aka transgenic) crops that are resistant to glyphosate the worlds most widely used herbicide have had a profound impact on agriculture. Now, there is growing concern about losing some of the economic and environmental benefits of this technology because of increasing resistance of weeds to glyphosate. A two-day symposium that starts on Sunday features industry and academia scientists who will discuss the impact of these transgenic crops on the economy, health and the environment. (AGRO 1-7 and AGRO 18-23, Sunday, March 25, 8:30 a.m. - 4:20 p.m.; AGRO 38-43 and AGRO 51-56, Monday, March 26, 8:45 a.m.-5:20 p.m. All presentations in the symposium take place at McCormick Place East, Room E265, Level 2.)
How to select water treatment products Purity and safety of drinking water is of paramount importance to everyone. For most people in the United States,