NYS families to access more fresh produce via $8M USDA grant

Cornell researchers are helping to improve and expand a program that makes fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetable more affordable for New York state families with low incomes.

Banerjee named Mellon Fellow in diversity network

A consortium of 13 research institutions, including Cornell, received a $1.5 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to launch the Ivy+ Mellon Leadership Fellows program this fall.

Farm-to-school food program a net positive, study finds

Farm-to-school programs, which bring healthy foods to children and support rural economic development, actually work from an economic perspective in at least one upstate New York school district, according to new Cornell research.

Gene German, food industry proponent, dies at 90

Gene German, professor emeritus of agricultural economics, died Oct. 9. He was 90.

Native ‘superfruits’ present opportunities for NY growers, consumers

Resilient “superfruits” could benefit New York growers by diversifying their crops with native berries and appeal to consumers by offering nutritious new fruit choices.

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Pesticides detected in beeswax

An analysis of beeswax in managed honeybee hives in New York finds a wide variety of pesticide, herbicide and fungicide residues, exposing current and future generations of bees to long-term toxicity.

Einhorn Center announces new Engaged Faculty Fellows

Twenty-five faculty and academic staff from nine Cornell colleges and units are Engaged Faculty Fellows for the 2023-24 academic year, with projects dedicated to advancing community-engaged learning at Cornell and within their respective fields.

Maps reveal biochar’s potential for mitigating climate change

New maps, made from a global dataset of crop residues, reveal areas where biochar may be sustainably produced, offering a path to lowering atmospheric carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas.

Apocalypse debate set for Nov. 9

Four professors will argue for the importance of their disciplines during the Logos Philosophy Debate Club’s annual Apocalypse debate.

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