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Ladybugs love their leafy greens

A new study reveals that aphid-eating ladybugs must supplement their diets with plant leaves in order to acquire an essential compound. 

Dyson student tells Assembly how to fix NYS food insecurity

Food insecurity can be blamed on unemployment economics rather than on coronavirus hot spots, doctoral candidate Anne Byrne said in testimony Sept. 9 before at a New York State Assembly hearing.

Striking pay dirt: Cornell soil soars to the space station

Morgan Irons is about to help make space-exploration history – and all she needed was a shovel and some dirt.

Report: Plant science must innovate over next 10 years

The Plant Science Research Network presents an action plan for its researchers to maximize their impact on pressing global issues such as human health and climate change.

Centers of Innovation will spur global crop development

Cornell’s Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement announces $4 million in funding to launch four Centers of Innovation aimed at developing more resilient, nutritious crops.

E. coli bacteria offer path to improving photosynthesis

Scientists have engineered a key plant enzyme and introduced it in Escherichia coli bacteria in order to create an optimal experimental environment for studying how to speed up photosynthesis, a holy grail for improving crop yields.

$2M USDA grant funds value-added grains project

A Cornell scientist is leading a multi-institution team that’s helping turn diverse and ancient grains into staple foods throughout the Northeast and Midwest, thanks to a three-year, $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

NSF to fund study on far-reaching algal bloom impacts

The NSF has awarded a $1.5 million grant for Cornell researchers to study the health dangers, changes in the lake food web and socioeconomic challenges when these algal blooms produce toxins.

Algorithm boosts efficiency, nutrition for food bank ops

Cornell systems engineers examined data from a busy New York state food bank and, using a new algorithm, found ways to better allocate food and elevate nutrition in the process.