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"Engineers solve problems." It's a simple and common statement, easily accepted as truth. What compels engineers to find solutions to the world's many technical hurdles is somewhat harder to pin down. Like in any field, motivations are as varied as personality types. For some, perhaps, it's purely the intellectual challenge, for others, the gratification of seeing their work in action. Sometimes it's altruism and a sincere wish to see humanity prosper. For Levente Diosady, whose work as a chemical and food engineer has begun to chip away at the devastating affliction of malnutrition in the developing world, it's not hard to imagine what drives him forward. In this issue's Q and A we talked to Diosady about how something as simple as micronutrient supplements can solve so much.

Also in this issue: When it comes to innovation, Canada has hardly been top of the class. On page 14 we kick off a three-part series that examines how chemical scientists in Canada are traversing the proverbial valley of death that lies between a good idea and a profitable business venture. We then take a look at how Canadian researchers have been taking advantage of the microgravity environment in space to answer questions that could effect our lives on Earth.

I hope you enjoy the read!

Jodi Di Menna

Editor

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Comment:From the editor/De la redactrice en chef.
Author:Di Menna, Jodi
Publication:Canadian Chemical News
Article Type:Editorial
Geographic Code:1CANA
Date:Apr 1, 2010
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