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Centers of Innovation announced with goal to develop improved crops worldwide
The CoIs will act as regional hubs for crop improvement, driving tools, technologies and methods that will target crops that are essential for food security in a range of environments, cropping systems and key stakeholders. Each CoI will be...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Global Development
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New mobile app provides lifeline for farmers growing Bt eggplant
The new app “Btbegun” provides farmers, extension professionals, field officers, policymakers, seed suppliers and other stakeholders with the most current information about Bt eggplant — a genetically engineered variety resistant to a ravenous...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
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Biopesticide startup gets $750K more in NSF funding
Cornell-based startup Ascribe Bioscience, which applies the emerging field of metabolomics to the soil microbiome to develop new products for agriculture, has won a $750,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research...
  • Boyce Thompson Institute
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section
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‘Cornell Chicken’ is the taste of summer
Over the next seven decades the seasonal eatery gained iconic status, serving nearly 1,000 half-chickens (a.k.a. “broilers”) a day for two weeks in late summer. Satisfied customers have included at least one U.S. president: Bill Clinton, who...
  • Food Science
  • Food
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Facebook anniversaries inspire reflection, nostalgia
And although these anniversaries seem like a signature product of the social media age, they stem from newspapers’ tradition of printing historical events that happened “on this date,” said Lee Humphreys, associate professor of communication in...
  • Department of Communication
  • Behavior
  • Communication
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Taste buds may play role in fostering obesity in offspring
The researchers’ findings were published July 31 in Nature Scientific Reports. Maternal exposure to a high-fat diet during the perinatal period – before the animal gets pregnant – appears to induce physical, detectable changes in the taste buds...
  • Food Science
  • Food
  • Health + Nutrition
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NSF funding to help erase upstate NY’s digital divide
Cornell faculty will collaborate with community partners around New York – through Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) in each county – to set up networks based on low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) technology, a form of low-frequency radio....
  • Atkinson Center
  • Community and Regional Development Institute
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension

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Cornell project to explore digital agriculture through physical, social science lenses

Led by Jaron Porciello, associate director of research data engagement, the research initiative will study inclusive digital services for farmers and the potential benefits for productivity and income gains for smallholder producers. The project...

  • Department of Global Development
  • Digital Agriculture
  • Global Development
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‘Egg-Vengers’ battling local food insecurity
The team – dubbed the “Egg-Vengers” – has set up a system to collect hundreds of surplus eggs from the Cornell Poultry Farm and donate them to area food pantries each week. They also are hatching a plan to serve breakfast burritos to Cornell...
  • Animal Science
  • Food
  • Health + Nutrition
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Unplugged: Students build green trailer to energize tools
Members of the Cornell University Sustainable Design (CUSD) student group have delivered to the Grounds Department a 7-by-12 foot trailer that will cart and energize electric string trimmers, hedge clippers, chainsaws and an electric heavy-duty...
  • Environment
  • Planet
  • Natural Resources