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Photography changed stories of Weimar Germany, professor says

Photographic images, with their immediacy and ability to convey highly complex narratives, had a powerful impact on storytelling in Weimar Germany, said Patrizia McBride, at a colloquium March 5.

In triplicate, genes make maize tolerant to toxic soil

Rendering some of the world’s toxic soils moot, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research and Cornell researchers are learning to grow stress-tolerant crops on formerly non-farmable land.

New method makes puffed rice pop with more nutrients

Puffed rice just got more snap, crackle and pop, thanks to a new method for making puffed rice that retains nutrients and allows producers to fortify cereals with vitamins and protein.

Female farmers are growing in importance in global development

Commemorating International Women's Day March 8, a panel moderated by Catherine Bertini, World Food Prize laureate, examined consequences of the increasing role of women in agriculture in the developing world.

New York's fossil fuel: Gone with the wind, water and sun

Converting New York's energy sources from natural gas, coal and fossil fuel to wind, water and sunlight by 2030 will stabilize electricity prices, reduce power demand and create thousands of jobs.

Grad student helps Rwandan women grow mushrooms

Horticulture graduate student Bryan Sobel went to Rwanda to help women learn to cultivate mushrooms, a crop that can help the genocide-ravaged nation recover.

Faculty on alternative approaches to global crisis

To address inequality and the environmental crisis facing the world today people should pull together rather than compete against each other for individual gain, two faculty members urged in a Feb. 28 lecture.

Top USDA official calls for more agriculture education

Sonny Ramaswamy, director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture, spoke about food and research on campus March 7.

Logevall named vice provost for international relations

Fredrik Logevall, the John S. Knight Professor of International Studies and director of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, will succeed Alice Pell, effective July 1.