Microgreens are seven- to ten-day-old seedlings of various vegetable crops that are packaged as young shoots, including both cotyledons and hypocotyls. To improve the marketability of this highly perishable product, shelf life must be extended by controlling respiration rates. Little information is available describing the post-harvest characteristics of this high value specialty crop, and its respiration rates have not yet been carefully quantified. The present study aims to investigate the respiration rates and shelf life of microgreens.
Education relies on the ability to continually learn and has often been considered a social science rather than a physical science. Advances in neuroscience now allow us to approach learning and intelligence from a scientific standpoint. There is a persistent problem of unequal access to quality education as well as broad social issues that stem from not having a solid education to grow from. In order to provide a conceptually solid attempt to the solution, I work to apply our understanding of cognitive science to this social issue.