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Researchers led by Won Joon Shim an environmental chemist at the Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology in Geoje-shi South Korea focused on the microlayer itself They collected water samples along the southern coast of Korea up to 16 kilometers offshore When they gently touched a sieve with 2-millimeter-wide holes to the surface water from the microlayer gloms on Examining the samples in the lab the researchers found well-known kinds of plastics: polyethylene polypropylene and expanded polystyrene But to their surprise these made up just 4% of the particles Eighty-one percent of the synthetic particles in the microlayer consisted of alkyds a binder in paints the team reported online ahead of print in Environmental Science & Technology Another 11% were polyester resins used in paint and fiberglass On average a liter of water from the microlayer contained 195 particles—this concentration is 10 to 100 times higher than microplastic particles in water collected by other methods Shim’s group has found similar abundances of paint particles along another part of the Korean coast There will probably be fewer paint particles in the open ocean and coastal regions with less shipping and fishing Shim says The paint and fiberglass particles are coming from the more than 17000 small fishing boats that ply these waters the researchers determined Under the microscope the fragments were dark green and dark blue typical colors for the boats In addition a laboratory test using infrared spectroscopy matched the particles with paint chips that the researchers collected from local shipyards Alkyd paints are used above water so these coatings (and the fiberglass) end up in the water after being abraded by nets ropes or anchors or when the boats are scraped and repainted Fortunately the group did not find particles of antifouling paint which is used on hulls and contains toxic chemicals These chips are dense and likely sink; previous studies have found them in bottom sediments in maintenance areas It’s not clear how much danger the floating alkyd particles could be to marine life Shim tells Science in an e-mail Some kinds of alkyd paints contain heavy metals; in addition they and fiberglass resin particles can absorb other toxic chemicals Furthermore they are smaller and more abundant than plastics so small creatures such as zooplankton might eat them in the surface microlayer Law says Shim and his colleagues now plan to study the metals and organic chemicals on the paint particles and determine whether they can harm marine lifeModified disagreement Indian leaders are divided over allowing genetically modified crops into the nation In 2010 the government blocked the introduction of a modified variety of brinjal (above) a type of eggplant but it has allowed gen Wikimedia NEW DEHLI—A report released today by the Indian prime minister’s Scientific Advisory Council (SAC) makes a strong pitch for wider acceptance of genetic engineering and biotechnology Chaired by chemist C N R Rao of the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research in Bangalore the report from the 32-member SAC panel describes genetic modification as a transformational technology that has benefited agriculture and health The endorsement differs sharply from a parliamentary panel that took a negative view of genetically modified (GM) technology this summer Today’s SAC report also warns that "[t]he current debate unfortunately is demoralizing and isolating our scientists in the sector whose skills have been built with painstaking effort and large investment" Opinion is heavily divided on the use of agricultural GM technology in India Ten years ago India adopted Bt cotton which uses modified bacterial genes to control pests But in 2010 the government put a stop to the introduction of similar technology in Bt brinjal a type of eggplant In a review of policy conflicts this summer a 31-member parliamentary panel on agriculture gave its thumbs-down to GM food It also linked GM technology to multinational companies like Monsanto for which there is deep public distrust It recommended that GM "field trials under any garb should be discontinued forthwith" and that research and development should "only be done in strict containment" Some experts suggested that it sounded a death knell for all research on genetically modified crops in India In contrast the SAC report calls for the establishment of an independent watchdog called the Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India housed outside the Ministry of Science to instill confidence in the GM crop regulatory process "Little is served by focusing on the flaws only" the report says A bill to establish such an authority is before the parliament The Rao report says that generally "endorsement or opposition to a generic technology is scientifically not rational" and argues instead that "safety and efficacy must be judged on product basis" It points to GM crops in 2011 "of maize soya potato sugar beet canola cotton and alfalfa and grown across the globe covering 160 million hectares" noting: "We believe the performance of GM crops released through oversight by regulators has been very positive" The opposing recommendations from the scientific panel and the parliamentary panel will now be considered by the government and implemented through the ministries" he said. 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