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Downturn looms, but may not swing election

Steven Kyle, associate professor of applied economics and management, offered his annual national forecast Jan. 17 at the Dyson School's 2020 Agricultural and Food Business Outlook Conference.

The sweet side of science, modified

Cornell’s newest science communications vehicle is “Modified,” a retrofitted, retro-vibe food truck that serves modified munchies with a side of biotechnology knowledge.

Genetic marker discovery could ease plant breeders’ work

Transferring genetic markers in plant breeding is a challenge, but a team of grapevine breeders and scientists at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, New York, has come up with a powerful new method.

Wild tomatoes resist devastating bacterial canker

New research from the lab of Christine Smart in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences shows that wild tomato varieties are less affected by deadly bacterial canker than traditionally cultivated varieties.

Pimentel, professor emeritus and environmental scientist, dies at 94

David Pimentel, Ph.D. ‘51, professor emeritus of agricultural sciences, entomology and ecology, and an influential champion for the environment, died Dec. 8 in Ithaca. He was 94.

Cornell, Nature Conservancy to study key climate projects

A new collaboration between the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability and The Nature Conservancy this year will fund three studies that could be significant in the face of climate change.

Cornell joins consortium to ‘green’ business supply chains

Cornell faculty and students can now champion greener consumer products, supply chains and commercial trade, as the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability began a partnership with The Sustainability Consortium on Jan. 13.

Plants speak ‘roundworm’ for self-defense, study shows

Researchers from Boyce Thompson Institute have found that plants manipulate nematode pheromones to repel the pests, which cause more than $100 million in damage to crops every year.

For restricted eaters, a place at the table but not the meal

People with food restrictions feel more lonely when they can’t bond with others over meals, according to new Cornell research.