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Cornell experts advocate for ag diversity, food security

Cornell Cooperative Extension and faculty experts discussed opportunities to diversify agriculture and address food insecurity during a New York State Senate hearing on April 13.

Two Class of 1978 alumni win ILR School’s top awards

John Bickerman and Mary Millman have been named the 2021 winners of the Groat and Alpern awards.

Water crisis took toll on Flint adults’ physical, mental health

The Michigan city’s adult residents suffered a range of adverse health symptoms potentially linked to the water crisis that began in 2014, with Black residents affected disproportionately, according to new research.

Fear year: Pandemic politics made us anxious, but hardly safer

Pandemic politics fostered existential anxiety globally that has exacted a material and mental toll while dodging difficult moral dilemmas, according to Cornell research.

Sweet rewards valued more, may contribute to obesity

In a study published April 14 in PLOS One, an international research team including Michèle Belot, professor in the Department of Economics, found that children valued sweet food more after receiving it as a reward.

Expert panel explains science behind COVID-19 vaccines

Cornell immunology experts answered common questions about vaccines during a virtual Q&A-style panel discussion, The Science Behind COVID-19 Vaccines.

Radio interview highlights scavenger hunt supporting k-12 education

The April 13 episode of ‘All Things Equal’ invites community members to participate in Ithaca Public Education Initiative’s Scavenger Hunt April 17-18.

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Seminar to explore racial and food justice movements in New York

Local community organizations, activists, students and researchers will meet April 19 to delve into the historical significance of the Freedom Farm Cooperative movement and spur conversations around the contemporary resurgence of food justice and sovereignty movements in rural and urban spaces.

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Report guides food, ag entrepreneurs; $1M contest opens

A first-of-its-kind report intends to guide innovators and investors toward urgent technology needs in New York’s farming and food processing industries, as identified by dozens of farmers, manufacturers, retailers and researchers.