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Biofortified foods fuel healthy microbiome, combat malnutrition
These microorganisms collectively make up an ecosystem known as the microbiome, and their well-being is intimately intertwined with our own. In the gut, microbes help regulate digestive health by processing essential vitamins and minerals and by...
  • Food Science
  • Food
  • Global Development
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Gift supports Cornell’s Tanzanian cassava efforts
An anonymous gift of $2.65 million to support Cornell and partner research in Tanzania will improve distribution of new and more resistant varieties of cassava while empowering women and marginalized groups in the East African nation. Cassava is...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
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Global ‘wind atlas’ propels sustainable energy
This wind atlas is the first publicly available, uniform and geospatially explicit (datasets tied to locations) description of extreme wind speeds, according to the research, “A Global Assessment of Extreme Wind Speeds For Wind Energy...
  • Atkinson Center
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Energy
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Migration not seen as solution by those in flood zones
Lindy Williams, professor of global development and a member of the Migrations Lab, profiled two cities in the province of Luzon as they face the risks and consequences of frequent flooding. Despite these problems, “climate-driven migration is...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
  • Behavior
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Glimmers of Hope
Lead NY is for committed leaders in the agriculture and food industries who wish to step up and make a difference in their community. Kim Trombly (Class 18), field advisor for New York Farm Bureau, explores how the Covid-19 pandemic has changed...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Food
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Building a New York company from the ground up
Lead NY Executive Director Larry Van De Valk sat down with Ron Ramstad (Class 5) for a conversation about leadership, working in New York state and beyond, and his advise on building a company from the ground up.
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Field Crops
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System of Rice Intensification recognized for climate policy impact
The System of Rice Intensification (SRI) has been named as a 2020 climate policy "breakthrough" for government initiatives in Vietnam to increase agricultural production there while reducing methane emissions from rice paddies. SRI was...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Global Development
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NYS farm outlook: scarce labor, higher wages in ’21
“Ag labor is going to remain scarce due to … underlying demographics and labor market factors, even if we get immigration reform,” said Richard Stup, agricultural workforce specialist in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and at...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Agriculture
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Gut microbes in plant-eating ants help build tougher armor
Gut bacteria in a species of herbivorous ant play a major role in processing nutrients that allow the ants to build tough exoskeletons, an international team of researchers has found.
  • Entomology
  • Department of Entomology
  • Entomology
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Juan Micieli-Martinez: Adapting to an ever-changing industry with the Cornell Craft Beverage Institute
What is your role in the wine industry? A lot of people know me as the former winemaker for Martha Clara Vineyards, which sold in 2018, but I’ve been keeping really busy ever since. My most exciting role right now is as a winemaker and co-owner...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Craft Beverage Institute
  • Food Science