Schumer announces $400,000 federal grant to fight potato pest

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., announces a $400,000 grant for upgrades to facilities and equipment at the Federal Golden Nematode Laboratory at Cornell. With Schumer, from left, are Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick ’09, Cornell President Martha Pollack, and Kathryn Boor ’80, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of…

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Gates grant seeds Cornell Alliance for Science $10M campaign

Provided Alliance for Science Global Leadership Fellows share the facts and flavors of agricultural biotechnology. The Cornell Alliance for Science is launching a “$10M by 2020” campaign, seeded with a $6.4 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Funds raised during the campaign will support the Alliance’s global…

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Cornell projects to cultivate digital agriculture landscape

Provided Jan Nyrop, director of Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station (CUAES). Expanding on Cornell’s digital agriculture initiative, a slate of six projects totaling more than $1 million will generate innovative research in the intersecting fields of agriculture, computation and engineering. Research investment from the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station (CUAES)…

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Heritage and ancient grain project feeds a growing demand

After a century of markets dominated by a few types of wheat and white flour, ancient and heritage wheat varieties are making a comeback. Restaurants and bakeries that promote organic and local agriculture have sprouted up across the country in the last decade, meeting a rising consumer demand for tasty…

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Cornell to team with IBM to protect global milk supply

Cornell and IBM announced a joint research project June 23 that will use genetic sequencing and big-data analyses to help keep the global milk supply safe. Foodborne disease outbreaks and food spoilage are an ongoing global dilemma. With the application of metagenomics and analytics to food safety, the partnership aims…

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Roundtable chews on opportunities, trends in the food business

The business of food was on the table recently at a conference of food industry leaders hosted by the School of Hotel Administration. Topics ranged from the intersection of technology and restaurants to trends in food retailing and the movement to eliminate tipping. “The idea of the roundtable was to…

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Farm to Plate Conference a Success

Last month, Ithaca’s first Farm to Plate Conference was launched as a collaboration between Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming and Cornell University’s Development Sociology Department to celebrate and discuss challenges around “uniting for a just and sustainable food system.” Faculty and staff from the Cornell MPH program contributed…

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Cornell Adult University to offer Food Systems and Human Well-being course

Global changes in climate, economies, transportation, and resource use, as well as environmental agents that propel infectious diseases across borders and species, profoundly challenge public health.  From July 9 to 15, Cornell MPH faculty will be teaching at a Cornell Adult University course: One Health in Action: Global Food Systems…

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At Dairy Center of Excellence event, milk is champ

For most of us, milk is our first food, containing everything a growing mammal needs. Those nutritional benefits should be harnessed beyond infancy and into every stage of life, according to the Cornell Dairy Center of Excellence, which held its second annual symposium, “Dairy Nutrition for Every Age and Stage,”…

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