Category Archives: Agricultura

Wine: a history of evolution, biochemistry and acne

Tiempo de lectura: 6 minutos
After a hard week of work, I like to enjoy a glass of wine in the company of my wife. The taste and aroma delight us. Its effect relaxes us, disinhibits us, fills us with joy. Often stimulates exquisite conversations that use to end already you know how.
 
In one of those conversations, we talked about how much science was in our glasses. From how much history, how much humanity, how many civilizations, cultures, and peoples have also enjoyed that drink.
 
Imagine the origin of the liquid in our hands. Imagine the thousands of generations of farmers, vines, and microorganisms that have passed to reach the first wine ever created. It is an exercise that excites and stimulates our intellect.
 
How did it all start? How was the invention of wine? Do we know everything about the production of wine today, its scientific foundations? In the following paragraph, I will answer this questions.

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Bacteria for feeding the world

Tiempo de lectura: 2 minutos

75 million people are born every year in the world. Hence, our agriculture has to provide enough food for this huge amount of people.

But, farming is among the biggest contributor to environmental damage and climate change. Deforestation, water use, methane release and over fertilization are impacting the ecosystems.

Agriculture is not optional, it is not a luxury, it is an absolute necessity. So how can we manage to increase food production for a growing population, while reducing the environmental impact at the same time?

The use of beneficial bacteria could be one of the multiple alternatives to consider.

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Descifrando las conversaciones más pequeñas del mundo

Tiempo de lectura: 4 minutos

“Escucha aún a los pequeños, porque nada es depreciable en ellos” Seneca (2 AC – 65 DC).

Hasta hace pocos años ignorábamos que las bacterias eran capaces de comunicarse entre sí con un lenguaje propio. Ya hemos comenzado a decodificar el idioma que utilizan y la relevancia de ello podría suponer una revolución que mejoraría sustancialmente nuestras vidas.

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