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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.

Program promotes African links, diversity in plant sciences

The Cornell Assistantship for Horticulture in Africa, a program that brings master’s students from sub-Saharan Africa to Cornell to complete doctorate degrees in horticulture, has now added a second assistantship for African Americans. 

In the virtual front row, Cornell students saw COP26 unfold

During the COP26 climate change conference, 45 Cornell undergraduate and graduate students plugged in from Ithaca to hear international negotiations first-hand and environmental history.

$2M bequest to benefit students in plant sciences

The gift from the estate of late professor Raymond Fox ’47, M.S. ’52, Ph.D. ’56, will support scholarships and fellowships as well as student participation in supplemental educational programs for undergraduate plant science students.

Food scientists create zinc index for human body

Zinc deficiency is prevalent around the world, and among children, these mineral shortfalls can lead to stunting, embryonic malformations and neurobehavioral abnormalities.

Chobani grant supports future of sustainability in dairy

As the dairy industry faces mounting pressure from consumers to report on environmental sustainability impacts, a collaboration between Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Chobani is aimed at helping dairy farmers reduce their environmental footprint.

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Cornell graduate award to accelerate niche research in global development

A new graduate award will empower Cornell graduate students in global development to pursue innovative thinking in their studies and careers.  The Ronny Adhikarya Niche Award (RANA) provides $10,000 in funding to either a…

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Cornell, Puerto Rican students to connect for food security innovation

The project will prepare agricultural students to develop skills, knowledge and abilities in sustainable agriculture and natural resource management on the island.