Anita Makri, MA, MPH London UK
Scientist turned editor and writer specialising in health, environment and global development. Currently opinion and special features editor at SciDev.Net. Formerly news writer and editor at the Emerging Health Threats Forum and BioMed Central. Author of research publications on vulnerability to the impacts of environmental stress, based on work at the EU Joint Research Centre, Stockholm Environment Institute, George Washington University and Clark University.
Audio slideshow about indigenous knowledge, frugal science and mushrooms in the Peruvian Andes. Audio feature about a plant used by San Bushmen of the Kalahari for thousands of years now being made into health products through a benefit-sharing agreement.