It is always a pleasure to talk to Dr. Joseph A. Resnick, Ph.D. and his business partner Joy Mann.
Tonight we talked about a new food to help the endangered bee population.
Also discussed was Joe's company RMANNCO and space debris
Thank you to John Fountain for calling in and making the discussion even better!http://carolinabeefoodcompany.weebly.com/
Joe Resnick bior. Joseph A. Resnick held the appointment as Principal Research Fellow at the University of Malaysia Terengganu, Institute of Marine Biotechnology, Terengganu, Malaysia where he had oversight of five research projects. He recently left that position to lead international projects in China, South America, Europe and the USA for RMANNCO, Inc. He earned the Doctor of Philosophy Degree from the Union Institute and University based on his research and collaboration with NASA to develop new environmentally-friendly products that use beeswax to cleanup oil spills. That work led to development and commercialization of an arsenal of eco-friendly sustainable oil spill cleanup products, e.g., BioBoom, BioSOK and PRP resulting in his induction into NASA’s Spinoff Hall of Fame in 1996.
After a fifteen-year stint as Chief Scientist for a multi-national company involved with large-scale bioremediation projects, he decided to return to academia and continue his research focusing on the characterization of beeswax and biopolymers produced by the Apis Melifera and Apis Melipona. Presently his work is dedicated to developing new, low-toxicity integrated pest management products/methods designed to protect honeybees from infestation by trachea and varroa mites and to aid in circumvention of colony collapse disorder in honeybee populations worldwide. In addition to lecturing, Dr. Resnick is a regular contributor to various international scientific journals and recently collaborated on a manuscript with friend and colleague, Prof. Ronald Stewart, entitled, ANGSTROM-MICROSCOPY: THE NEXT GENERATION IN EXPERIMENTAL MICROSCOPY.
Dr. Resnick's work, while serving as the Principal Research Fellow at the University of Malaysia’s Institute of Marine Biotechnology in Darul Iman Malaysia, centered upon further US-based development of ‘next-generation’ oil spill cleanup products and processes similar to those in US Patent 5,807,724 which he developed during work with NASA ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3S7OwLqhj0 ) . Working with sponsorship from RMANNCO, Inc. (USA) Dr. Resnick discovered new uses for products from the stingless honeybee, Melipona laeviceps, native to the tropics which can be useful in mitigating pollution events. In a few short months Dr. Resnick made a number of breakthroughs in his portfolio of environmental research projects working with Stingless Honeybees. These new findings augment Dr. Resnick’s past work and development of the low-toxicity integrated pest (”LTIP”) management product (see: http://www.rmannco.com/low-toxicity-ipm-products.html ) that improves bioavailabilty of natural adjuvants (e.g., tea tree oil) to honeybee populations and other pollinators as eco-friendly, sustainable counter measures against trachea mites, varroa mites, nosema, AFB, wax moths and the hive beetle, common in the Melifera species (European Honeybee) in North America. His recent efforts with RMANNCO, Inc. in the USA involves creation of a new bee food supplement that uses Stevia, a natural, plant-based sweetner, that is encapsulated in beeswax using the instrument he invented (see: http://resnick-nasamicroencapsulation.weebly.com/ ) to produce a new, ‘healthier nectar’. Other goals of the study are to help make honeybees and Queen Bees healthier and more disease-resistant and to develop a new, ‘designer-honey’, that is healthier for consumption by persons suffering from Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. His work was featured in an article published in 'Food Navigator Magazine' in December, 2014 and may be viewed at http://www.foodnavigator-asia.com/Policy/Diabetic-health-honey-a-reality-thanks-to-nanotechnology-and-stevia
Dr. Resnick was nominated by Colleagues in 2013 and 2014 for consideration for both the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement (see: http://tylerprize.usc.edu/about.html ) and was short-listed as a Semi-Finalist for the St Andrews Prize for the Environment (see: http://www.thestandrewsprize.com/ ) for the 2015 cycle.
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