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‘Apple Commons’ licks ice cream contest competition

“Apple Commons” won Cornell’s annual ice cream development contest, where students created six original flavors as a class final project.

New committee drives diversity, equity and inclusion at Cornell AgriTech

Cornell AgriTech, a preeminent center for agriculture and food research, recently launched a new committee to drive diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives on the Geneva campus.

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Migrations initiative wins $5M Mellon grant for racial justice

The grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Just Futures Initiative will bring together scholars from across the university and beyond to study the links between racism, dispossession and migration.

Plant biologists reveal genetic patterns in maize development

A team of plant biologists revealed new details about the genetic development of maize plants, showing how stem cells shape mature tissues and organs.

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Cornell startup awarded $600K to improve food safety

Halomine, a Cornell-based startup developing cutting-edge technologies for the sanitation of food processing equipment, has been awarded $600,000 from the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

CALS dean advises on carbon removal strategies

Benjamin Z. Houlton, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, joined a panel helping to identify key pathways for terrestrial carbon dioxide removal that merit further investment.

Alumni couple named Alliance for Science’s Farmer of the Year

As hunger rose during the pandemic, alumni Rick and Laura Pedersen responded by sharing the bounty of their farm with local food bank in upstate New York. They have been named Cornell Alliance for Science Farmer of the Year.

New cassava varieties endorsed for release in Nigeria

Five new cassava varieties developed with support from NextGen Cassava, an international partnership led by Cornell, have been approved for release in Nigeria.

Cornell-bred malting barley has a name: Excelsior Gold

The first variety of spring malting barley bred by Cornell to succeed in New York’s wet climate and support the state’s $5.4 billion craft beer industry now has a name: Excelsior Gold.