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Cornell experts advocate for ag diversity, food security

Cornell Cooperative Extension and faculty experts discussed opportunities to diversify agriculture and address food insecurity during a New York State Senate hearing on April 13.

Cornellians have green thumbs

In honor of Earth Day, we asked Cornellians to tell us about their experiences over this past year growing gardens.

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Pioneering animal scientist Van Soest dies at 91

Peter Van Soest, professor emeritus of animal science, one of the most influential animal scientists of his generation, died on March 21 in Ithaca.

Produce Safety Alliance offers training in new languages

Recognizing that produce is grown and harvested by farmers of many different backgrounds, the Cornell Produce Safety Alliance has expanded to include education and training for Spanish, Chinese and Portuguese speaking growers in the U.S. and elsewhere.

Accessible, online courses provide critical training to nutrition and health professionals across the globe

Online continuing education courses developed by faculty in the Division of Nutritional Sciences (DNS) – one about infant and young child feeding for a global audience, and another about policy, systems and environmental (PSE) approaches to improving nutrition in the U.S. – address critical topics including undernutrition, maternal and child health, and childhood obesity.

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Rachel Bezner Kerr: Taking a farmer-led approach to food justice

A collaborative research program led by Rachel Bezner Kerr has united agricultural communities across Malawi and Tanzania — culminating in a nonprofit with 10,000 members, several farmer-led training programs and internationally acclaimed expertise in agroecology.

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Sweet rewards valued more, may contribute to obesity

In a study published April 14 in PLOS One, an international research team including Michèle Belot, professor in the Department of Economics, found that children valued sweet food more after receiving it as a reward.

Institute for Food Safety to offer first in-state FDA training

Cornell’s Institute for Food Safety is teaming with the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets to offer the first-ever in-state FDA course to train food inspectors across the state.

Seminar to explore racial and food justice movements in New York

Local community organizations, activists, students and researchers will meet April 19 to delve into the historical significance of the Freedom Farm Cooperative movement and spur conversations around the contemporary resurgence of food justice and sovereignty movements in rural and urban spaces.

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