THE AGENDA

VITAMIN D FIGHT? >> On April 8th, at the 13th Workshop on Vitamin D in Victoria, British Columbia, Barbara Gilchrest, who gained notoriety for asking a colleague at Boston University to resign after he wrote a book that championed sunlight for the prevention of cancer, will be paired up with Edward Giovannucci, who champions sun exposure for adequate vitamin D. Gilchrest's talk will be entitled "Sun Protection and Vitamin D: Three Dimensions of Obfuscation."ECOLOGICA

The Scientist Staff
Apr 1, 2006

VITAMIN D FIGHT? >> On April 8th, at the 13th Workshop on Vitamin D in Victoria, British Columbia, Barbara Gilchrest, who gained notoriety for asking a colleague at Boston University to resign after he wrote a book that championed sunlight for the prevention of cancer, will be paired up with Edward Giovannucci, who champions sun exposure for adequate vitamin D. Gilchrest's talk will be entitled "Sun Protection and Vitamin D: Three Dimensions of Obfuscation."

ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION >> If the issues raised on page 38 of this issue intrigue you, a conference this month might also. The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), which uses "vast quantities of global biodiversity data" to promote "technological and sustainable development" will be holding its science symposium from April 5 to 6 in Cape Town, South Africa, not far from the Working for Water project featured in this issue.

BIOHAZARDS >> Supporters of convicted plague researcher...