Milkweed species proves beneficial for monarch conservation

Researchers have identified a species of milkweed that holds promise for planting on roadsides to improve conservation habitat for migrating monarch butterflies.

Climate and agricultural economist Ariel Ortiz-Bobea will advise USDA on research priorities

Ariel Ortiz-Bobea says there is no greater threat to our food supply than climate change. He has been appointed to a USDA advisory panel where he will get to shape policy that leads to solutions.  

Around Cornell

Cornell-inspired NY soil law buoys climate-change resilience

New York growers will get a sustainable boost this planting season from the new Soil Health and Climate Resiliency Act – backed up by Cornell research – and signed into law by Gov. Kathy Hochul.

Frozen spawn could heat up shellfish industry efficiency

A new research project lead by Aquaculture Specialist Gregg Rivara of Cornell Cooperative Extension Suffolk County is looking at ways to preserve extra shellfish larvae using cryoprotectants.

Around Cornell

Genomic selection eased for more plant, animal breeders

A Cornell program, Breeding Insight, is adding seven new plant and animal species to its arsenal of supported specialty crops and animals for 2022.

Student innovation shines in Animal Health Hackathon

Students honed their business acumen for helping all creatures great and small at the Animal Health Hackathon, held virtually Feb. 4-6.

Fellowship honors Cornell’s first Black doctorate, Ph.D. 1921

Thomas Wyatt Turner, Ph.D. 1921, was the first Black person at Cornell to earn a doctorate and the first Black person in the nation to earn a doctorate in botany. He was also a pioneer in the civil rights movement.

Study: European diets need to change to reduce climate impact

The amount of poultry in European diets isn’t conducive to an optimal food system, which prioritizes crops that produce healthy foods while reducing or reusing waste streams.

Federal laws push food safety stragglers to move forward

Strengthening existing federal food safety laws can keep producers – and those all along the supply chain – from lagging behind industry standards to protect consumers.