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Food News


Curbing hunger: Students build inventive outdoor food pantry

Social justice and engineering blend beautifully. Last semester, Cornell students built a trailblazing food-sharing pantry to take an edge off chronic hunger among local residents.

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Food
  • Health + Nutrition

Field Note

For the past four years, the Chobani Scholars Program has supported students from dairy farming backgrounds who are pursuing careers in dairy. This year, with its new focus on supporting historically underserved students who have a broad set of...

  • Animal Science
  • Food Science
  • Dairy
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Dietary guidelines issued by national governments aim to set a roadmap for healthy living. But a new study challenges national dietary guidelines assessments to include the environmental impact of food production, with implications for how dietary guidelines account not just for the health of the human population, but also the planet.
  • Department of Global Development
  • Food
A boy holds a large fish.


As the cherished rainforest in South America’s Amazon River region continues to shrink, the river itself now presents evidence of other dangers: the overexploitation of freshwater fish.

  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Natural Resources and the Environment
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As part of Cornell Cooperative Extension’s role in strengthening New York State agriculture, we are helping to spread word of the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets' plans to launch a statewide online Farm Directory. The Farm...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Agriculture
  • Food
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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
Uma Lele


Perspectives in Global Development Seminar Series: Spring 2022 The Sustainable Development Goals are off track. The prospects of the SDGs being realized by 2030 are bleak. The rapid pace of consistent decline in poverty and hunger until 2015 had...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
  • Plants
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The NYCO planning committee is hosting an on-farm meeting for its second meeting of 2022. Rick and Laura Pedersen of Pedersen Farms in Seneca Castle will host on April 12th at 10 AM. The farm is located at 11798 County Road 4, Seneca Castle, NY...
  • Organic
  • Field Crops
  • Vegetables