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An unconventional quest to change the future of food

Michelle Adelman ’89, through her company, Go Fresh!, is working to build a new sustainable food system in Africa by fostering a market for plant-based meat and dairy alternatives. 

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Farm to School grows NY ag, sows seeds for healthy eating

Cornell Cooperative Extension has become a driving force behind a surge in New York’s Farm to School initiatives. The programs stock school cafeterias with fresh, local foods and offer farmers an expanded market for their goods.

Sea fan corals face new threat in warming ocean: copper

For the colorful, graceful sea fans swaying among the coral reefs in the waters around Puerto Rico, copper is an emerging threat in an era of warming oceans, according to new Cornell research.

State pest management program head wins regional award

Jennifer Grant, Ph.D. ’00, director of the state Integrated Pest Management Program, has won the Northeastern IPM Center’s inaugural Outstanding Achievements in IPM Award.

RealEats wins $1M top prize in Grow-NY business competition

RealEats, a Geneva, New York-based company that delivers freshly made meals using locally sourced ingredients, has been named winner of the $1 million grand prize in the inaugural Grow-NY business competition.

NY craft beverage industries tap into Cornell expertise

The Cornell Craft Beverage Institute – housed at Cornell AgriTech – offers scientific guidance to more than 1,150 craft breweries, distilleries, wineries and cideries throughout New York.

Cooperative Extension podcast talks turkey

Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and everyone’s talking turkey – including the “Extension Out Loud” podcast from Cornell Cooperative Extension.

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Cornell support for NY farmworkers wins national recognition

Cornell has been honored for collaborations with farmworkers providing research, policy advocacy and outreach support including workshops, legal and tax assistance, and tutoring.

New genomic analysis may lead to improved watermelon

Researchers from the Boyce Thompson Institute have created a resource that could help plant breeders find wild watermelon genes that provide resistance to pests, diseases, drought and other hardships.