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Bucking a national trend, fruit and vegetable growers' cooperatives are increasing in the Northeast

Farmer-owned fruit and vegetable cooperatives that wholesale produce to restaurants, supermarkets and institutions could become a valuable marketing strategy to help sustain the agriculture industry in the Northeast, according to a recent report by a Cornell University group.

In the face of population growth, environmental degradation

Ranking as one of the world's greatest scientific and social achievements, the Green Revolution saved millions from starvation in the 1960s and 70s. Now, faced with increasing population growth, environmental degradation and problems of hunger, Cornell University scientists believe the future is bleak.