A bag of blue powder.

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Wild blue wonder: X-ray beam explores food color protein
In food products, the natural blues tend to be moody. A fun food colorant with a scientific name – phycocyanin – provides a vivid blue pigment that food companies crave, but it can be unstable when placed in soft drinks and sport beverages, and then lose its hues under fluorescent light on grocery shelves.
  • Food Science
  • Food
  • Health + Nutrition
Cornell's campus in winter

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Science is at the heart of the many foods and beverages enjoyed during the holidays. From food safety to ingredients and best practices, CALS experts play a vital role in keeping people healthy and informed during this treasured time of year. We...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Food Science
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
Zinc pills

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Zinc deficiency is prevalent around the world, and among children, these mineral shortfalls can lead to stunting, embryonic malformations and neurobehavioral abnormalities.
  • Food Science
  • Food
  • Health + Nutrition
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Benjamin Houlton, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean, recognized 41 faculty and staff members for their remarkable accomplishments at the 2021 CALS Research, Extension and Core Value Staff Awards ceremony.
  • Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station
  • Department of Communication
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Alireza Abbaspourrad conducting research in his lab

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This change in behavior, called hyperactivation, enables the sperm to sweep the area once in the egg’s proximity, which improves the sperm’s chances of finding it. For the in vitro study, the researchers designed microfluidic chips with micron...
  • Food Science
  • Biology
  • Health + Nutrition