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Africans’ Food: Now More Purchased, Perishable and Processed

Monday, October 16, 2017
Tschirley, Reardon, and Liverpool-Tasie

David Tschirley, professor , Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics (AFRE) at Michigan State University (MSU), is studying the economic changes taking place  in Africa today and…

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Speeding Up Plants’ Production Cycle Can Destroy Them

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Atsuko Kanazawa

For more than 15 years, Atsuko Kanazawa and her colleagues at the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory (PRL) have been working to improve the efficiency of photosynthesis – the process…

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MSU’s Zhang Studying Nanoparticles as Potential Contaminant

Friday, October 6, 2017
Wei Zhang

Nanotechnology has been a topic of conversation in the scientific sphere for decades, but only recently has it forayed into agriculture. It involves the manipulation of materials at…

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Activated Carbon Could Stop Dioxin Health Risk

Friday, October 6, 2017
MSU Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences professor Stephen Boyd.

New research from Michigan State University has shown for the first time that activated carbon – a substance widely used in water purification – can help eliminate the…

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Policymakers Should Consider Hefty Price for Safe Food

Thursday, August 24, 2017
Mark Johnson

No one wants to run the risk of consuming unsafe food, but recent research by Michigan State University has found that federal legislation to prevent it from happening…

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MSU Plant Breeder Improving Strawberries in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Weebadde and Maredia

Cholani Weebadde is a plant breeder by training. She’s also an expert in international agriculture. Her work with Michigan State University (MSU) takes her around the world, where…

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Pigeon Pea, White Yam: Ghana’s Perfect Crop Combo

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
BEHEARDpigeon pea

White yam is a profitable crop for Ghana’s smallholder farmers, but it poses two big problems: the plants need to be staked, which eats up about a third…

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MSU Researcher Finds Bees’ Enemy Has Genetic Weakness

Monday, August 14, 2017
Varroa mites on bees

Seemingly indestructible Varroa mites have decimated honeybee populations and are a primary cause of colony collapse disorder, or CCD. Michigan State University scientists have found genetic holes in…

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Aquaculture: A Local Sustainable Food Source

Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Ron Kinnunen

Despite its close proximity to the Great Lakes, which contain more than 20 percent of the world’s surface fresh water, Michigan imports 90 percent of its seafood. In…

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Biotechnology Saving Potatoes from ‘Late Blight’

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
David Douches

Dave Douches, professor and director of Michigan State University’s Potato Breeding and Genetics Program grows purple potatoes, tiny potatoes, and potatoes that are disease-resistant. He does all of this…

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