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Aphids use sight to avoid deadly bacteria, could lead to pest control

Pea aphids – a serious agricultural pest – have the ability to see and avoid a common, aphid-killing bacteria on plant leaves, according to a new Cornell study. 

Cornell expertise leads to sustainable seed oil and snack company

Two alums switched from running a cookie company to building a sustainable culinary seed oil and snack company, thanks to help from the Cornell Food Venture Center. 

Grantham appointed director of Northeastern IPM program

Deborah Grantham was named director of the Northeastern Integrated Pest Management Center Sept. 16.

Eating with your eyes: Virtual reality can alter taste

Cornell food scientists used virtual reality to show how people’s perception of real food can be altered by their surroundings, according to new research.

From fish DNA to Mars: STEM programs inspire kids across NYS

Cornell helps students in kindergarten through 12th grade explore science, technology, engineering and math through a variety of innovative programs.

Viruses discern, destroy E. coli in drinking water

To rapidly detect the presence of E. coli in drinking water, Cornell food scientists now can employ a bacteriophage – a genetically engineered virus – in a test used in hard-to-reach areas around the world.

Cornell Food Venture Center helps company bring Indian sauces to US

The Cornell Food Venture Center helped the company Masala Mama bring its four all-natural Indian simmer sauces to market.

Empire Farm Days showcases soil health efforts

Empire Farm Days, the largest outdoor agricultural trade show in the Northeastern U.S., focused on soil health Aug. 7-9 in Seneca Falls, New York.

Big, blue Everest Seedless is Cornell’s newest grape

Everest Seedless, the newest offering from Cornell’s grape breeders, is a big, bold fruit that comes with a towering history.