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Cornell scientists help develop the Vegetarian Diet Pyramid

To offer a healthful alternative to the 1992 U.S. Food Guide Pyramid, Cornell University and Harvard University researchers have teamed up with other experts in unveiling an official Vegetarian Diet Pyramid. (Jan. 7, 1998)

Salmonellosis (Public Health Concerns for the Farm Family and Staff)

Two fact sheets about salmonellosis. What is salmonellosis? How is it spread? Conditions under which salmonella survive in the environment? What are the symptoms of salmonella infection in humans?

U.S. could feed 800 million people with grain that livestock eat, Cornell ecologist advises animal scientists

From one ecologist's perspective, the American system of farming grain-fed livestock consumes resources far out of proportion to the yield, accelerates soil erosion, affects world food supply and will be changing in the future.

Cornell class project could bloom into an industry

What started as a casual screening of raspberry varieties in the greenhouse grew into a graduate student class project and may soon blossom into a large-scale, full-fledged agricultural industry for New York: fresh, sweet raspberries in winter.

Scientists read the leaves: House plants show importance of vitamin C

By looking into the plant world, researchers are expanding human appreciation of ascorbic acid -- vitamin C. There is no doubt that this vitamin is key to human health or that people get it from the foods they eat.

Cornell heads up international effort to relieve poverty in sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa is the only region in the world where poverty keeps getting worse, a Cornell economist says. His new mission: to head up a major, collaborative research effort with a strong focus on policy that will have a major impact on improving the lives of millions of poor Africans.

Cornell program helps keep New York-produced eggs free from Salmonella

Fearful that a little eggnog or Caesar salad dressing might send you to bed with a Salmonella-related illness? The chances are slight, but they’re even slimmer if your eggs are produced in New York, thanks to the Salmonella Control Program conducted by the Unit of Avian Medicine at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

E. coli screen aims to keep bacteria out of hamburger

Only a small percentage of dairy cows that are culled from herds are believed to harbor the pathogenic Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria.

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.