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Course comparing Indian and U.S. agriculture helps make students and faculty 'globally relevant'

Cornell students and Indian students from four universities added to their global perspective through the International Agriculture and Rural Development field course. (Feb. 19, 2009)

Good farm management can preserve nature without yield losses, says professor at AAAS

With proper management practices, farmers could grow crops while maintaining ecosystem services, said Cornell professor Alison Power during her AAAS presentation in Chicago. (Feb. 17, 2009)

In flurry of studies, researcher details role of apples in inhibiting breast cancer

Six studies published in the past year by Cornell researcher Rui Hai Liu support the growing evidence that apples and other fruits and vegetables with phytochemicals inhibit the growth of mammary tumors. (Feb. 12, 2009)

Cornell helps India's small farmers fight moth larvae with genetically modified eggplant

Small farmers in India will soon have a cheaper, safer and more effective option for growing one of India's favorite foods: genetically modified eggplant, developed with Cornell's help. (Feb. 10, 2009)

Students vie to enroll in new dual-degree programs linking traditional India with state-of-the-art Cornell

Starting this summer, Cornell and Tamil Nadu Agricultural University will offer dual-degree programs in food science and plant breeding with up to 15 Indian students accepted for each program. (Feb. 5, 2009)

Cornell helps develop robotic tractor and sprayer with shared $3.9 million grant

Andrew Landers, a pesticide application engineer at NYSAES, is part of a $3.9 million USDA-funded project to develop, test and evaluate a fleet of autonomous tractors designed for precision agriculture applications. (Feb. 3, 2009)

Cornell signs grape research and licensing venture with Sun World International

Cornell and Sun World operate two of the world's leading fresh grape breeding programs. The venture aims to combine their research strengths to develop improved varieties for grape growers, both here and abroad. (Jan. 23, 2009)

Students help Botswana firm that markets wild-food products and helps locals

Over winter break, a Cornell team went to Botswana to help a fledgling natural-food products company that produces snacks from plants in the wild while benefiting local communities. (Jan. 14, 2009)

A food scare by terrorists could 'substantially' affect consumers and markets

In a study, when people at a buffet learned that the chicken being served might be tainted by bird flu, they ate less of it. But they ate even less when they were told that terrorism was behind the flu threat. (Jan. 14, 2009)