Jeanne Moseley (Global Health)

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Lecturer in the Division of Nutritional Sciences (DNS) and the Associate Director for the Global Health Program in the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University Moseley is actively involved in the supervision, mentoring and training of student leaders in the global health program. She works closely with Division faculty and…

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Bradley Rickard (Food)

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Ruth and William Morgan Associate Professor of Applied Economics and Management at the Charles H. Dyson School Expertise in Agricultural Economics, International Trade and Public Policy Analysis Rickard’s teaching and research focus is on the economic implications of policies, innovation, and industry-led initiatives in food and beverage markets. In addition…

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Subsidy study: local school lunches for economic growth

lunchA recent study co-authored by Brad Rickard and Todd Schmit, both professors in Applied Economics and Management at Cornell, and Pamela Weinberg-Shapiro, a lecturer in the Division of Nutritional Sciences in Cornell’s College of Human Ecology, analyses the cost-benefit ratios for hypothetical scenarios aimed at expanding the presence of local fruits and vegetables in school lunches. The proposed subsidies would provide financial boosts for New York famers and local economies and keep school lunches locally based at 5 cents per school lunch, one day per week. The study estimates that the program could cost taxpayers $2.8 million per year, but could increase the “purchase of local fruits and vegetables by 50 percent one day a week… generate up to $9.2 million in new revenue for vegetable farmers and up to $5.3 million for fruit producers and businesses that support these industries.”

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Dr. Jarra Jagne: Poultry, Politics and Health

The Looming Threat of Avian Flu, a recent article by Mary Mckenna in the New York Times Magazine, delves into the crippling 2015 outbreak in the Midwest and the possible threat that this virus poses to the United States in the future. Between December 2014 and June 2015, the avian…

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Ithaca, Cornell both create and attract Peace Corps Volunteers

A recent spread in the local newspaper, the Ithaca Times, highlighted the impressive presence of returned Peace Corps volunteers (RPCVs) in Ithaca, N.Y., Cornell University’s home. Ithaca has the highest per-capita concentration of RPCVs in the nation. So what is it about Ithaca that makes residents interested in the Peace…

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