Certificate brings Cornell food production expertise to entrepreneurs worldwide

For more than 30 years, the Cornell Food Venture Center (CFVC) has helped entrepreneurs transform family recipes and homemade eats into successful commercial food products. Now, a new online program from Cornell is expanding access to the CFCV’s expertise and supporting the growth of food entrepreneurs around the globe.    

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Sustainability students bring dead solar panels back to life

Using polyurethane, resin, epoxy – and gallons of wit – the Solar Panel Reboot student team, part of the Cornell University Sustainability Design, provides an afterlife to old, broken photovoltaic boards.

Warming climate prompts harmful oxygen loss in lakes

Unrelenting climate change is leading to extended, late-summer weeks of water stratification, which prompts varying degrees of oxygen deprivation in lakes, says new Cornell research.

Small fish could play big role in fight against malnutrition

Inexpensive, small fish species caught in seas and lakes in developing countries could help close nutritional gaps for undernourished people, and especially young children, according to new research.

Study IDs genes that can help fruit adapt to drought

Researchers from Boyce Thompson Institute and Cornell have identified genes that could help plant breeders develop drought-resistant fruit, through a study that provided the first-ever comprehensive picture of how a fruit’s gene expression changes in response to water stress.

Precollege Studies Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Melanie Soberon

Sustainable Animal Husbandry, a three-credit course taught by Melanie Soberon at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine, will be offered online during Winter Session 2023. The course is a way for high schoolers interested in veterinary or animal science to understand what it would be like to pursue those studies at college or what a career in those fields would be like.

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Cornell, Oxford to lead grants aimed at boosting iron nutrition

In an international, multi-institutional effort, Cornell’s Food Science Department will research how to increase iron and zinc absorption, thanks to a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant.

Town-gown awards honor food-related community partnerships

The 12th annual Cornell Town-Gown Awards – also known as the TOGOs – celebrated cooperation between the university and the greater Ithaca community at a virtual ceremony held Nov. 19.

ProAgni awarded $1M Grow-NY top prize

ProAgni was one of eight finalists to take home prize money during the Grow-NY Food and Ag Summit, held Nov. 15-16 at the Oncenter in Syracuse and virtually. The competition is funded by Empire State Development and administered by Cornell’s Center for Regional Economic Advancement.