Welcome to the May 2018 edition of North America Analysis
One of the many highlights of this bumper edition is from Denise Caldwell, Director of the Division of Physics at the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). In a compelling opinion article, she shares a fascinating perspective on how the organisation is pursuing physics in America to the forefront of knowledge.
Staying on science, absorbing analysis comes from Sebastien Moranta, coordinator of studies at the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI), who sheds light on Europe’s potential to explore the Moon in co-operation with other great world powers, including, of course, America.
One of the highlights of the agriculture section comes from Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Carmen Rottenberg, who explains how the Food Safety and Inspection Service protects Americans from foodborne illness.
We are also delighted to include comment from Greg Rosenthal of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service explains how right-sizing regulation can optimise plant protection.
In addition to the many American themed articles here, we also have an interesting Canada section, headed up Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, who details the country’s plan to reduce carbon emissions and strengthen their clean growth economy.
I would also like to mention an excellent piece from Vice President of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education, Dwayne Donald who gives his expert view on Canadian education and research concerning Indigenous peoples.
I trust that you find this publication both absorbing and insightful. Do feel free to contact me about any suggestions for stimulating content you may have in the future, or perhaps you’d like to just get in touch to provide any remarks on this edition.