If they show higher degrees of incentive activation in the ventral striatum in the context of the risk-taking job, they show boosts in depressive symptoms as time passes, said Telzer, who also is a professor in the Beckman Institute at Illinois. And if they show higher incentive activation in the pro-social context, they show declines in melancholy. This study shows that if we are able to somehow redirect adolescents from risk-acquiring or self-centered rewards and toward participating in these more pro-social behaviors, then maybe that may have a positive effect on their well-being over time, she said. Previous studies have focused most on detrimental outcomes linked to ventral striatum activation and risk-taking in adolescence, Telzer said.The UN study’s conclusion contradicts their plans completely. The UN report involved many experts and took a few years to full. The report’s coordinator, Olivier De Schutter, offered this news release that received scant interest: We won’t solve hunger and stop climate change with industrial farming on huge plantations. The solution lies in supporting small-level farmers [and to] contribute to rural development. Each region must be able to feed itself. Other reports overlooked and marginalizedThe UN report was not the only research conducted recently favoring small-level organic farming. Feeding the near future, a written report released by the UK’s Soil Association, confirmed the UN research with the added focus of organic farming for soil preservation.