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Forte Protein postdoctoral research Imran Kahn, left, and CEO Kathleen Hefferon conduct work in their new laboratory space at the Center for Life Science Ventures business incubator.


Cornell startup cultivates animal protein from plants

Forte Protein – a new Cornell startup that grows commercial animal proteins inside agricultural plants – has joined the university’s Center for Life Science Ventures business incubator.

  • Center of Excellence in Food and Agriculture
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Animals
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Field Note

Will Salamone ’22 was first exposed to agriculture mowing the lawn of a neighboring dairy farm. Years later, a Cornell class in Whole-Farm Nutrient Management (ANSC4120) and a joint summer internship between the Nutrient Management Spear Program...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture
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New research proposes how to ensure adequate nutrition while minimizing chronic disease and environmental impact
  • Department of Global Development
  • Environment
  • Food
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National dietary guidelines are a powerful tool to influence human and environmental health, yet less than half of such guidelines incorporate sustainability, according to a study in Lancet Planetary Health.
  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Department of Global Development
  • Food
Martha Mutschler-Chu checks tomato plants in a greenhouse


A Cornell researcher has completed a decades-long program to develop new varieties of tomato that naturally resist pests and limit transfer of viral disease by insects.

  • Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
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Exploiting the Vulnerabilities of Weeds
Weed biology explained and how to exploit weed vulnerabilities to develop a cultural weed management plan and improve the effectiveness of herbicides. Topics: Weed Biology and Weed Vulnerabilities Weed Seedbanks and Seed Predators to Reduce...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Field Crops
  • Organic
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The New York Certified Organic (NYCO) dairy and field crops farmer-to-farmer meetings will finally return to the Jordan Hall auditorium on the Cornell AgriTech campus in Geneva. The meetings had been held in this location for many years, but...
  • Field Crops
  • Organic
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Perspectives in Global Development: Spring 2023 Seminar Series Many reports have been published over the last four years on the urgent need to reconfigure food systems for resilience, sustainability and equity in the face of climate change. But...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
  • Climate Change