Editor’s Note – October 2014 Print Magazine

In the October 2014 issue of Asian Scientist Magazine, we discuss the latest research in personal care and nutrition.

In the October 2014 issue of Asian Scientist Magazine, we discuss the latest research from two giant consumer industries: personal care and nutrition. We review traditional beauty secrets from Asia, and we chat with Ms. Yuko Nakamura, global skincare R&D director at Procter & Gamble, about the latest trends in beauty research.

Asia’s burgeoning population—home to 60 percent of all the people in the world—means that food security will remain a major concern for the region. We talk to Dr. Paul Teng, an expert on food security in Asia, and look at the issues surrounding crop monoculture. (Did you know that all bananas are clones?)

For our more adventurous readers, you may be keen to hear about the latest technological advancements in food production, including lab-grown meat and liquid-based Soylent diets.

Finally, we look at the rise of crowdsourced research and crowdfunding. Could these trendy options ever replace organized research and mainstream funding?

On behalf of the editorial team, I thank you for your continued support of Asian Scientist Magazine. Do also stay in touch with us on www.asianscientist.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Yours sincerely,
Juliana Chan
Founder & Editor-in-Chief

Juliana Chan

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