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Sea cucumber for sale in a market

News

Endangered sea cucumbers for sale in NYC food markets

After sampling food markets in Chinatown districts, Cornell researchers found evidence that some threatened species of sea cucumbers – a pricey, nutritious delicacy – get sold to consumers.

  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Biodiversity
  • Food
a Baltimore Oriole on a brand with pink flowers

News

Cocaine trafficking harms the environment and threatens habitats important to dozens of species of migratory birds, according to a new study.

  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Environment
  • Animals
Alanah Harris '27

News

The Chobani Scholars Program supports students who have a broad set of agricultural interests, including food and agricultural innovation. Each year since 2019, the program has selected four College of Agriculture and Life Sciences undergraduate students from New York as Chobani scholars; they receive $20,000 scholarships ($5,000 per year). Below, one of this year’s recipients, Alanah Harris ’27, an animal science major from Niagara Falls, New York, discusses how the scholarship is helping her achieve her goals.
  • Animal Science
  • Animals
Yellow jackets crawling on grapes

News

Damaged grape berries combined with vinegar flies are a recipe for promoting sour rot, a disease that lowers vineyard yields and wine quality.

  • Entomology
  • Department of Entomology
  • Fruits
Julie Suarez, associate dean of Land-Grant affairs walks with Qu Dongyu, director-general of the UN FAO, Xingen Lei, associate dean of research and innovation and UN FAO team members.

News

QU Dongyu, the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), visited Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences May 7-8 to talk with faculty, staff and graduate students about efforts...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Food Science
  • Department of Global Development
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Events

Student pets goat at Art of Agriculture

Exhibit

Art of Agriculture
Join Sigma Alpha, professional agricultural sorority, on the Arts Quad to learn more about agriculture! Experience student groups, research labs, and agricultural outreach organizations representing a wide array of opportunities and careers in...
  • Animal Science
  • Dairy
  • Animals
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Exhibit

Join us in Mann Library on March 14 for the opening celebration of our new exhibit, From Nabokov's Net: Nabokov’s contributions to butterfly science & the Cornell University Insect Collection . Produced in collaboration with the Cornell...
  • Entomology
Graduate students in the field of animal science eating dinner.

Seminar

348 Frank Morrison Hall 507 Tower Road Ithaca, NY 14853 Schedule: 9/23: Andres Ortega "Examining the Role of Non-Essential AA for Milk Yield and Energetic Efficiency: Abomasal Infusion of Essential and Non-Essential Amino Acids using Energy as...
  • Animals
  • science communication
  • Animal Science