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MSU Study Shows Inland Fisheries Now Provide 40% of World’s Fish

Friday, February 12, 2016
source of fish graphic

The world’s lakes, rivers, streams, canals, reservoirs and other land-locked waters are a global food security powerhouse, according to a study by a group of Michigan State University researchers and alumni. Their results,…

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Re-Evaluating How Vegetables Are Stored

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Elliot Ryser

MSU AgBioResearch food scientists Elliot Ryser, Eva Almenar, Janice Harte and Randy Beaudry, together with colleagues from Rutgers University and Ohio State University, are studying the impact and…

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Adapting Human Medical Technology to Predict Plant Diseases

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Brad Day

MSU researchers from human medicine, plant genetics and plant pathology have joined forces to adapt the latest technology for tracking and predicting the next major plant epidemic. Their…

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MSU President Reflects on Global Impact Initiative

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

There is no better advocate for the Global Impact Initiative than Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon. With the backing of the MSU Board of Trustee’s…

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Taking on the World’s Biggest Challenges

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

News 6 in Lansing, Michigan, recently highlighted the Global Impact Initiative as part of a series on “Celebrating Spartans.” The video features Stephen Hsu, VP for Research and…

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MSU to Study How Plants Absorb Harmful Chemicals from Soil, Water

Monday, February 8, 2016
Hui Li

Michigan State University (MSU) AgBioResearch scientist Hui Li has been awarded a $475,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to study the mechanisms by which fresh…

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Better Bean Yields for Better Lives

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Michigan State University researcher and Guatemala native Luis Flores is working to bring new farming practices to his homeland to help reverse the trend of staggering malnutrition in…

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Perspectives on the Food Dimension from an Agricultural Development Economist

Monday, February 1, 2016

Nicole Mason describes Interdisciplinary Research Opportunities at the Food-Energy-Water Nexus: Perspectives on the food dimension from an agricultural development economist. Food, Energy and Water Nexus Interdisciplinary Forum on…

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Fighting Flu with High-Calorie Diets

Thursday, January 21, 2016
Elizabeth Gardner

Every year, the World Health Organization estimates that between 250,000 and 500,000 people are killed by seasonal influenza, or flu, epidemics, with another 3 million to 5 million…

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Spartan Ideas Celebrates MSU’s Cyber-Conversations

Friday, January 15, 2016
Spartan Ideas bloggers

Ask a researcher if he or she likes to write for a lay audience and the answer will likely be no. While academic writing in the interest of…

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