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Stem-cell breakthrough could preserve diverse livestock breeds

A livestock genome repository of living stem cell cultures could preserve livestock diversity to ensure sustainability and resilience in the face of climate change.

$14M grant to adapt West African rice production to climate

A Cornell program is playing a key role in a project to make rice more resilient to climate change and increase production in West Africa, thanks to a four-year, $14 million grant from the Adaptation Fund.

Moonshadow joins ‘galaxy’ of colorful tomatoes

Moonshadow, a new variety of grape tomato, is a high-flavor, traditionally bred tomato derived from crosses with heirloom varieties. It’s aimed at organic growers, small farms and home gardeners.     

Wild blue wonder: X-ray beam explores food color protein

A natural food colorant called phycocyanin provides a fun, vivid blue in soft drinks, but it is unstable on grocery shelves. Cornell’s synchrotron is helping to steady it.

Cornell’s first Laidlaw scholars research, lead

The Laidlaw scholars at Cornell are diving into a world of research. Over the first summer of the program, 24 Cornellians selected for the prestigious international program completed research projects on topics ranging from migration and big data to entomology, engineering communications and animal science.

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Art and exhibits illustrate hope for climate resilience

Art, sculpture, photos, and prints bring research on climate adaptation and resiliency to life at Cornell Botanic Gardens' Nevin Welcome Center. The exhibits illustrate the value and impact of a collaborative project with faculty and indigenous farmers, fishers, herders, hunters, and orchardists across the globe. 

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Developing drought-resistant beans in Costa Rica through genetic improvement

As Costa Rica gets dangerously warmer and drier due to the onslaught of climate change, bean breeders here are at the front lines of the fight to protect food security.

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Study digs up roles bacteria play in global carbon cycle

Cornell researchers have developed an innovative technique to track microbes and understand the various ways they process soil carbon, findings that add to our knowledge of how bacteria contribute to the global carbon cycle.

Cornell-led Grow-NY contest boosts NYS food, ag startups

The Chicago-based startup Every Body Eat, which produces food free of the 14 most common allergens, took home $1 million in the third annual Grow-NY Food and Agriculture Competition,led by Cornell.