Carmen Moraru promotes food and agriculture research funding in D.C.

Dan Klotz ’89/Provided Carmen Moraru, professor of food science, speaks during a briefing in the House of Representatives Nov. 2. “How can we improve the safety of the food supply?” asked Cornell food scientist Carmen Moraru. Moraru, professor of food science in Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, joined academic…

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Spotlight: MPH Faculty in Local and Regional Food Systems

Local & Regional Food Systems Strengthening Collaborations across Campus, County and Community Strengthening Connection: Who We Are. To catalyze collaboration and strengthen our impact, we are taking some time to get to know our LRFS network and are sharing what we learn. Each month we will spotlight a handful of…

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Chris Barrett talks food aid to D.C. policymakers

Provided Chris Barrett speaks at a forum hosted by the American Enterprise Institute Oct. 19 in Washington, D.C. Congress can change the United States’ international food aid programs to save lives without increasing taxpayer costs, said Cornell expert Chris Barrett. Barrett, the Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Professor of…

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Cornell’s recipe for public engagement

Marin Cherry, M.S. ’15, course coordinator for Food Science 4000, left, with Professor Chang “Cy” Lee, who teaches the class. Last spring, food science major Maddie Parish ’17 and other members of her team in the capstone course Food Science 4000 helped a food producer solve a critical production challenge:…

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Satellite data paints a portrait of global plant health

Postdoctoral researcher Christine Yao-Yun Chang measures photosynthesis in a soy field near Musgrave Research Farm. When it comes to measuring photosynthesis, green is not all that counts. A Cornell researcher is using a NASA satellite to measure photosynthesis in high resolution at the global scale, advancing how we measure plant…

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Viability of indoor urban agriculture is focus of research grant

Chris Kitchen/University Photography Neil Mattson, associate professor in the Horticulture Section of the School of Integrative Plant Science. Growing crops in controlled environments – in greenhouses, plant factories and in vertical farms – provides alternatives to conventional farming by producing food year-round near metropolitan areas, reducing transportation costs and water…

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Upcoming Cornell Cooperative Extension programs

4-H membership openings Enrollment in area 4-H clubs for children and young adults ages 8-18 is now open, as well as for the Cloverbuds program, ages 5-7 years old. Hundreds of 4-H members all over Tompkins County are learning subjects as varied as photography and arts and crafts, gardening and…

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Sea salts bring potentially harmful mold to the table, researchers find

Megan Biango-Daniels/CALS Several molds that were found in sea salt, including Aspergillus and Penicillium species. Like fine wines, sea salts are artisanal products that inspire talk of terroir, texture and provenance. Now there’s evidence that they can also be sources of spoilage molds. New research from Cornell mycologist Kathie Hodge…

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Cornell United Way campaign will be shorter, more intense

Jason Koski/University Photography James Brown, United Way of Tompkins County president, at the 2017 Cornell United Way campaign kickoff, Sept. 20. At the Cornell United Way kickoff Sept. 20, Andy Noel, the Meakem*Smith Director of Athletics and Physical Education and co-chair of this year’s campus campaign, announced this year’s goal…

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