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Anna Katharine Mansfield appointed associate director of Cornell AgriTech

Anna Katharine Mansfield, an enologist known for her work in elevating the success of New York state’s craft beverage industry, has been appointed associate director of Cornell AgriTech, effective July 1. As an associate professor of food...

  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Craft Beverage Institute
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
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Global food systems expert joins Cornell to drive collaborations
Herrero will be a professor of sustainable food systems and global change in the Department of Global Development, and he has been appointed to a five-year term as a Nancy and Peter Meinig Family Investigator in the Life Sciences. Herrero...
  • Atkinson Center
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture

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Pioneering animal scientist Van Soest dies at 91

Van Soest’s pioneering work permanently changed the chemical and in vitro analysis of feeds and the understanding of herbivore nutrition. His novel and revolutionary methods of analysis created the standard for how researchers measure the...

  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture
  • Animals
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‘Our Changing Menu’: Warming climate serves up meal remake
“Our Changing Menu: Climate Change and the Foods We Love and Need,” a new book from an imprint of Cornell University Press, presents a global climate tour of Earth’s foods – from vegetables, grains and meats to beverages and desserts – from the...
  • Atkinson Center
  • Department of Entomology
  • Department of Communication
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Grape genetics research reveals what makes the perfect flower
When today’s growers cultivate new varieties — trying to produce better tasting and more disease-resistant grapes — it takes 2-4 years for breeders to learn if they have the genetic ingredients for the perfect flower. Females set fruit, but...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
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Tanzanian farmers boost diets with sustainable methods
The farmers experimented with practices introduced to them by Malawian farmers and Tanzanian and American scientists, decided which ones to incorporate within their own farms, and met monthly to share experiences and problem-solve. The three...
  • Atkinson Center
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
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18.5M-year-old vine fossil identified as new species
The new species, named Ampelorhiza heteroxylon, belongs to a diverse group of tropical lianas called Paullinieae, within the soapberry family (Sapindaceae). More than 475 species of Paullinieae live in the tropics today. Researchers identified...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section
  • Biology