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Cornell-led panel releases report on agri-food innovation

To deflect future world food crises created by climate change, a Cornell-led international group has created a road map for global agricultural and food systems innovation.

Food scientists mentor international COVID-19 task force

Food businesses and consumers coping with COVID-19 impacts in five countries in Asia and Africa now have access to customized resources, and experts mentored by the Institute for Food Safety at Cornell University.

Cornell Atkinson seeks nominations for Earthshot Prize

Cornell Atkinson is soliciting nominations for The Earthshot Prize, a new global award supported by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to tackle the world’s biggest environmental challenges.

Sustainability meeting focuses on social justice, environment

The 2020 State of New York Sustainability Conference – held online Dec. 2-4 – focused on connecting human health, social justice, feeding the world and protection of the environment.

Grant to fund study of acoustics in turfgrass pest control

A team of Cornell scientists will use acoustic technology to develop efficient and affordable ways to manage soil-dwelling pests and their predators, thanks to a two-year grant from the USDA.

Study of fungi may improve baby food, agriculture, food safety

A new grant will investigate how bacteria that live inside the cells of fungi may shape the biology, evolution, biodiversity and function of these fungi – research with important practical applications for industry, sustainable agriculture and preventing food spoilage.

Tomato could get genetic reboot from wild ancestor

Researchers from Boyce Thompson Institute have created a reference genome for the predecessor of the modern tomato, and discovered sections that underlie fruit flavor and disease resistance, among other characteristics.

CALS welcomes 13 new faculty members

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences welcomed 13 new faculty members this fall, advancing the college’s commitment to pursuing purpose-driven science and improving people’s lives.

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Community conservation reserves protect fish diversity in tropical rivers

A collaboration between researchers from Cornell and the University of Wisconsin-Madison has found that small, community-based reserves in Thailand’s Salween River Basin are serving as critical refuges for fish diversity in a region whose subsistence fisheries have suffered from decades of overharvesting.