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Chris WatkinsA Role for Coal [New York Times 2/20/2012] – Can putting a lump of coal in a sealed container with lettuce help keep the lettuce fresh? Gavin Sacks, Dept. of Food Science, and Chris Watkins (right), Dept. of Horticulture, are skeptical.

Alumna’s $1 million bequest will boost agricultural sciences [Cornell Chronicle 2/20/2012] – Marcia Stofman Morton ’61 has decided to leave a $1 million bequest to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. $750,000 will fund undergraduate scholarships in the agricultural sciences program. The rest will endow internships at Cornell Plantations and undergraduate research at the Laboratory of Ornithology.

Farmers and food banks team up to feed the hungry [Cornell Chronicle 2/16/2012] – A new collaboration among farmers and New York state’s food banks hopes to increase the amount of food donated directly from those who produce our food to those who need it most. The Cornell Gleaning Project was launched in summer 2011 to help farmers who wanted guidance about the opportunities and obstacles that crop gathering and donation provide.

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