Executive seed industry program bolsters research, collaboration

Cornell faculty led professional training for seed industry experts in Asia during a four-day event in India in December.

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Trying to keep cool, Northeast cities sweated out 2023

In the Northeast, December temperatures helped to make 2023 the warmest year on record for 13 of the region’s 35 major urban areas, including New York City, says Cornell’s Northeast Regional Climate Center.

New FAO book highlights Bt eggplant success for Bangladesh

A new FAO book highlights agricultural biotechnologies used to serve the needs of smallholders in developing countries and features a case study on Bt eggplant, the first bioengineered food crop approved in South Asia.

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Digitized images illuminate U.S. colonial period in the Philippines

A Cornell graduate student partners with library experts to create an online collection of images of the Philippines during the early days of American annexation.

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New research urges data-driven action for food systems change

In a paper co-authored by Mario Herrero, professor and director of the Food Systems & Global Change program, the first science-based monitoring of global agriculture and food systems is being used to provide equitable access to healthy diets through sustainable food systems.

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Biogas can help the world cook sustainably, professor tells COP28

While more than 2 billion people in developing countries still cook with traditional fuels that yield greenhouse gas, a Cornell professor advised COP28 to support small-scale biogas.

Scanner data can help NYS farmers boost market sales

Cornell researchers partnered with 10 New York state livestock farmers using devices that record sales and process credit card payments and analyzed market transactions to better understand customer behavior and help farmers increase their profits at farmers markets.

Giant bacterium powers itself with unique processes

Cornell researchers and colleagues have for the first time described the near-complete genome of a rare bacterium so large it’s visible to the naked eye. The bacteria, which they’ve named Epulopiscium viviparus, lives symbiotically within some tropical marine surgeonfish.

Three new apple rootstocks bolster Geneva’s program

An estimated 70 million trees are planted on Cornell AgriTech's Geneva rootstocks around the world – and that number is likely to grow with the release of three new rootstocks.