COVID-19 news

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News

Cornell donates 37 tons of produce to fight food insecurity
When new safety protocols forced Antonio DiTommaso, professor and chair of the Soil and Crop Sciences Section in the School of Integrative Plant Science, to downsize his field trials this spring, he was left with 1,800 surplus cabbage seedlings...
  • Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
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Project to optimize food plant worker safety, product supply
A Cornell-led project will use computer modeling and outreach to find optimal strategies to minimize COVID-19 cases and transmission among workers in food processing facilities, while maintaining the best possible production. Researchers will...
  • Food Safety Laboratory and Milk Quality Improvement Program
  • Food Science
  • Food
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Cornell CALS releases new white paper focusing on 2020 NYS food and farm COVID-19 effects
In this series of nine discussion papers, Cornell CALS experts seek to provide perspectives and insights on the impact of COVID-19 to selected agricultural sectors. Their goals are to assist in bringing a greater understanding of the effects of...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Cornell Craft Beverage Institute
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Silver linings: Innovation, kits, tech animate a hybrid semester
She needed alcohol to preserve the soft-bodied insects she’d collected near her home in Missouri, for her entomology class at Cornell. But it wasn’t included in her box of supplies, because alcohol is too flammable to ship. Her local drug store...
  • Department of Entomology
  • Entomology
Jillian Goldfarb stands in her lab

Field Note

Jillian Goldfarb: Reflections on research and teaching during the pandemic
Her research focuses on the sustainable conversion of biomass to biofuels. Goldfarb joined the Cornell CALS faculty in fall 2018. Here, she reflects on her experience conducting research and teaching since the pandemic began in March. Pre...
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Biology
  • Environment