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Panel: Pandemic has exposed long-standing health inequities
“For those of us living in black and brown bodies … it’s not unprecedented, it’s business as usual, unfortunately,” said Rachel Hardeman, associate professor at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. “Like other epidemics...
  • Department of Communication
  • Health + Nutrition
  • Behavior
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McNair Scholars lobby DC virtually for more higher ed funding
With a major in biology and society, she had planned to live on campus in student housing to continue her research on the effect of the nutrient choline on children’s cognitive development. This kind of research can make or break a student’s...
  • Biology
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NYS sanitizer, Cornell’s U-pick guide boost farm success
“After months of enduring lockdowns, especially in New York, the pick-your-own berry farms around the state are booming this year,” said Marvin Pritts, professor of horticulture in the School of Integrative Plant Science, in the College of...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
A woman shops for produce at the Shyambazar Market in Kolkata, India, during the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown in the spring.

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COVID-19 exacerbates malnutrition in India, study finds
In the study, “Pandemic Prices: Price Shocks from COVID-19 and Their Implications on Nutrition Security in India,” TCI analyzed the average weekly price of cereal grains, vegetables, pulses (the edible seeds of plants in the legume family, such...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Agriculture
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$10B needed to avert COVID-19 hunger crisis, experts say
Due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, an additional $10 billion is urgently needed to prevent millions more people becoming food insecure, according to a new report by Cornell, the International Food Policy Research Institute and the...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Food
  • Global Development