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See how our current work and research is bringing new thinking and new solutions to some of today's biggest challenges.


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Insect-based food: sustainable, nutritious – but not religious

Eating flours, burgers and fitness bars made from crickets, mealworms or black soldier fly larvae could help feed a growing global population sustainably, but it might hit resistance from those who follow halal or kosher regulations.

  • Food Science
  • Health + Nutrition
  • Environment
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The findings The study identifies stark discrepancies in food production data worldwide, notably within livestock, fisheries, and aquaculture sectors. These sectors experience pronounced data gaps, especially at national and local levels, due to...
  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
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Malnutrition of Indian children rose dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research from the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition.

  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Global Development
  • Health + Nutrition
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Tim Barry ’93 co-founded a health care company that offers primary care, multispecialty and urgent care options to 1.6 million patients throughout the U.S.

  • Applied Economics
  • Health + Nutrition
white tailed deer bounding through a field


Deer hunters were more likely to be swayed by social media messages about the potential risks of chronic wasting disease if they came from a source they believed aligned with their own views and values.

  • Communication
  • Animals
  • Natural Resources and the Environment

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Intersection of Health Equity and Drug Development: How One Company Wrote Its Own Success Story
Abstract The focus of this presentation is on how addressing health inequities through drug discovery can succeed if you create the right strategy for success. In her presentation, Deborah Arrindell ‘79 will center on sickle cell disease (SCD)...
  • Global Development
  • global development
  • Health + Nutrition
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A Career in the Genomics Sciences Karen Nelson, Ph.D. Thermo Fisher Scientific, Chief Scientific Officer The human microbiome refers to all the microorganisms that live in and on the human body. It is now estimated that about 57% of the cells in...
  • Dairy
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture & Food Systems
Speaker, Dr. Shannon Monnat


Perspectives in Global Development: Fall 2022 Seminar Series The U.S. rural mortality penalty is wide and growing. This talk will present an overview of trends in rural and urban mortality rates since 1990, identify where rates have increased...
  • Health + Nutrition
  • Global Development
  • Development