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Arthur Allen Muka, M.S. ’52, Ph.D. ’54, whose work in applied economic entomology supported growers in New York and around the globe, died Dec. 7, 2022, in Ithaca.

  • Department of Entomology
  • Agriculture
  • Entomology
Forte Protein postdoctoral research Imran Kahn, left, and CEO Kathleen Hefferon conduct work in their new laboratory space at the Center for Life Science Ventures business incubator.

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Forte Protein – a new Cornell startup that grows commercial animal proteins inside agricultural plants – has joined the university’s Center for Life Science Ventures business incubator.

  • Center of Excellence in Food and Agriculture
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Animals
Natural gas

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Cornell professor Robert Howarth advised New York state senators last week to downsize the state’s natural gas pipeline system and to repeal laws that easily connect gas to new homes.

  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Energy
  • Climate Change
three people talking on a farm

Field Note

Will Salamone ’22 was first exposed to agriculture mowing the lawn of a neighboring dairy farm. Years later, a Cornell class in Whole-Farm Nutrient Management (ANSC4120) and a joint summer internship between the Nutrient Management Spear Program...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture
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  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
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New research proposes how to ensure adequate nutrition while minimizing chronic disease and environmental impact
  • Department of Global Development
  • Environment
  • Food
An instructor in front of a class

Field Note

For the Any Person, Any Story concept, students developed digital media projects to expose how learning partnerships with CLASP have fostered an inclusive learning culture for students and employees alike.
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
skid loader moves food waste

Report

This fact sheet authored by PRO-DAIRY's Jason Oliver, Dairy Environmental Systems, and Kirsten Workman, Nutrient Management, was shared in the January 2023 PRO-DAIRY e-Leader newsletter, distributed to an email list of nearly 7,000 dairy...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • PRO-DAIRY
  • Animal Science
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National dietary guidelines are a powerful tool to influence human and environmental health, yet less than half of such guidelines incorporate sustainability, according to a study in Lancet Planetary Health.
  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Department of Global Development
  • Food
Martha Mutschler-Chu checks tomato plants in a greenhouse

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A Cornell researcher has completed a decades-long program to develop new varieties of tomato that naturally resist pests and limit transfer of viral disease by insects.

  • Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
students smile for photo in vet school

Field Note

The Minorities in Animal Science Students Club (MASS) provides a safe space for underrepresented Animal Science students through meetings, events and networking opportunities. The club recently collaborated with the Cornell College of Veterinary...
  • Animal Science
  • Animals
cattle grazing

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A new study shows that it’s possible for the beef industry to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions without increasing costs and still meet global demand for meat. But the strategies to achieve this outcome are largely dependent on what cows consume, where beef is produced, how land is managed, and ways neighboring nations work together — with major implications for borderless agricultural policies that best protect the environment.
  • Department of Global Development
  • Climate Change
  • Environment
Nikoloz Lomsadze in a field of mixed barley and wheat

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Maslins, or mixtures of grains planted and eaten together, have fed humans for millennia. Now nearly forgotten, they can adapt in real time to unpredictable weather and extreme weather.

  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station
  • Agriculture
Wind turbines in a field

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Four Cornell Cooperative Extension county offices are leading statewide efforts to establish a network of Regional Clean Energy Hubs as part of Gov. Kathy Hochul’s $52 million initiative to connect local communities with clean energy resources.

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Energy
  • Natural Resources
a broccoli plant

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A new study identifies the genetic underpinnings for why broccoli heads become abnormal when it’s hot, providing insight into effects of climate-induced warming for all crops and pointing the way for breeding heat-resistant new varieties.

  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section
  • Agriculture
Ribosomes

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Heather Feaga, Microbiology, is identifying and characterizing strategies used by gram-positive bacteria to detect and rescue stalled ribosomes.
  • Microbiology
  • Bacteria
  • Microbiology
A group inspects plants in a greenhouse

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New York’s premier leadership development program is now accepting applications for its next class of leaders in the food, agriculture and natural resources sectors of the Northeast. This year’s cohort will be the 20th class in the program...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development

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Based on an article from Genes to Genomes: A Blog from the Genetics Society of America The Genetics Society of America recently announced the election of five new leaders to the GSA Board of Directors, including two of Cornell's own. Mariana...

  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Genetics

Field Note

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Over the last 20 years, the Cornell Nutrient Management Spear Program (NMSP) has worked with dairy farmers across New York state to employ research aimed at reducing agricultural operations’ environmental footprint.
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture

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The funding will support preliminary disease-related research, in the latest in a series of efforts to create new opportunities for interdisciplinary research.

  • Department of Communication
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Nutritional Sciences