North America Analysis January 2022

We welcome 2022 with our January volume of North America Analysis – we hear from the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, who explain how they hold the line on African swine fever in Puerto Rico

Food for thought comes from Sarah Moran, Vice President, International from USA Rice, who walks us through what we need to know about rice, the little world traveller. Did you know, for example, that Japan, is a country that consumes rice daily and typically, the third-largest export market for American rice? Or that in 2020, China imported twice as much rice as the second-largest rice importer, the Philippines?

Thirsty for more knowledge? Then why not look at the article by Senior Director of the Center for Healthy Aging, at the National Council on Aging, Kathleen Cameron, who illustrates the many ways that hydration is paramount to staying healthy as we age.

You might like to read the messages conveyed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Director of the Center for Tobacco Products, Mitch Zeller. He discusses how the U.S. federal review of e-cigarettes and other tobacco products help to protect public health.

I highly recommend a superb piece by Dr Roger Glass, Director of the Fogarty International Center, and Associate Director of Global Health Research at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), who explores the vital relationship between NIH and the greater global health research community.

Here at Open Access Government, we like to explore science topics too. So why not read our thoughts about the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Biological Sciences, which enable discoveries for understanding life. Or consult our discussion about NSF improving diversity in astrophysics and astronomy?

On other pages, Frank Wolak, President and CEO of the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association – argues that when it comes to a stronger economy and a cleaner environment – hydrogen brings it all together.

Finally, why not dive into our investigation of the 2022 priorities of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) in Canada? The federal research funding agency that promotes and supports research and training in the humanities and social sciences.

Please do stay on board with us for many more intriguing policy insights in 2022 and beyond.


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