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"The state of food systems worldwide in the countdown to 2030", published today by The Food Systems Countdown to 2030 Initiative (FSCI), provides the first science-based monitoring to guide decision-makers as they seek wholesale transformation of the global agriculture and food systems. This transformation is needed urgently both to reduce the environmental impact of these systems and to mitigate the impact of climate change on them. The overarching objective is that all people – especially the most vulnerable – have equitable access to healthy diets through sustainable and resilient agriculture and food systems.
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Animals
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When wildfires draped smoke over New York this summer, nearly half of its counties lacked data on air quality. Cornell has led an effort to install sensors in places where there were none.

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Health + Nutrition
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News

Andrew Turner ’88, M.P.S. ’93, has been appointed director of Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) and associate dean for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and the College of Human Ecology (CHE).

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Energy
  • Food
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Advisory Highlights: Preliminary evidence demonstrates that health care systems could incorporate healthy foods into a patient’s care, with resulting improvements in health outcomes, reduced health care utilization and improved cost...
  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Department of Global Development
  • Food
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Seminar

Intersection of Health Equity and Drug Development: How One Company Wrote Its Own Success Story
Speaker Deborah Arrindell ‘79, Vice President, Pharmacovigilance and Risk Management, Global Blood Therapeutics Perspectives in Global Development The Perspectives in Global Development seminars are held Wednesdays from 12:20-1:20 p.m. eastern...
  • Global Development
  • global development
  • Health + Nutrition
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Lecture

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
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Seminar

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