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.
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.
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.
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.
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.