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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.

  • American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program
  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station
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

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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
Attendees sit in a ballroom and listen to a presenter at the Empire State Barley and Malt Summit

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Farmers, brewers, distillers and researchers gathered for the sixth annual Empire State Barley and Malt Summit, to celebrate successes and plan for the future of New York’s growing craft brewery and distillery industries.

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station
  • School of Integrative Plant Science

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The Albert’s lyrebird is a talented mimic, but as its rainforest habitat in Australia shrinks, so does the number of sounds that the bird can produce, degrading lyrebird culture.

  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Animals
  • Biodiversity
Olga Padilla-Zakour, Pam Helming and Cathy Young standing in a row. Helming is holding a commemorative plaque.

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New York State Senator Pamela A. Helming presented Cornell AgriTech with a New York State Senate Empire Award in recognition of the station's significant contributions and dedication to the growth, prosperity and betterment of the community and...
  • Center of Excellence in Food and Agriculture
  • Cornell AgriTech
A headshot of Ann Vegdahl sitting beside an HPP machine.

Field Note

Have you wondered why guacamole on supermarket shelves can stay fresh and green for so long? Or how cold-pressed juice can taste freshly squeezed, even after days or weeks in the refrigerator? It's all thanks to High Pressure Processing (HPP)...
  • Cornell AgriTech
Three women in a kitchen wearing hairnets. Robin Kim on the left is measuring corn syrup, while Jordan Roth holds the measuring cup. Sue Kim in the background takes the temperature of a sugar water solution in a pot on a stove.

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Among all the missed experiences of spring 2020, first-year food science majors lost one more: the opportunity to make candy in a lab. They created gummy worms and candy bars a thousand days later.

  • Food Science
  • Food

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Six food and beverage producers from across New York took home shares of over $100,000 in prizes Friday at the first New York Concord Grape Innovation Awards, a business competition aimed at stimulating growth and innovation in the state’s...

  • Center of Excellence in Food and Agriculture
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Food Venture Center

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A Cornell research team identified barriers to immigrants’ use of online resources that could help them access health and legal benefits, and recommended solutions they incorporated into a new website, Rights for Health.

  • Department of Communication
  • Communication

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Cornell hosted the second New York Soil Health Summit Dec. 13, bringing together those who aim to assist growers in mitigating and adapting to climate change while protecting farmer livelihoods and rural economies.

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station
  • School of Integrative Plant Science

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Randy Barker ’53, an agricultural economist who spent half his career in Asia supporting food security and sustainable rice growing, died July 5 in Providence, Utah. He was 92.

  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Food
Two female students laughing while eating ice cream.

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For their ice cream final project, students in Cornell’s introductory food science class – this year sweetened by a Renaissance theme – harkened back 500 years to explore flavors from antiquity.

  • Food Science
  • Food
Female student smiles on the left, next to a computer showing an image from a microscope, which is on the far right of the image.

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An apple a day may keep the veterinarian away. Juice, pulp and other waste from Empire apples, when injected into chicken eggs before hatching, show signs of boosting the animal’s health.

  • Food Science
  • Food