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MSU Receives $18.5M in USAID to ‘Feed’ Nigeria’s, Sengal’s Futures

Thursday, November 12, 2015
Nigerian women and baby

Michigan State University will use two grants, awarded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and totaling more than $18 million, to support two African nations as they…

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MSU Part of Award-Winning, Multi-State ‘Tree Fruit’ Project

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Apples

Michigan State University, along with its 37 partner institutions across North America, received the national 2015 Experiment Station Section Excellence in Multi-state Research Award for a project to improve…

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MSU to Lead $5.8M USAID Grant for Potatoes in Indonesia, Bangladesh

Monday, October 26, 2015
potatoes

The U.S. Agency for International Development has awarded Michigan State a $5.8 million cooperative agreement to improve potato production in Bangladesh and Indonesia. The grant supports USAID’s work…

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MSU Researchers Celebrate World Food Day, Oct. 16

Thursday, October 15, 2015
various foods

2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. World Food Day – October 16 -was established by the Food and…

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MSU to Lead $6.5M Effort to Develop Disease-Resistant Crops

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
cucurbits

A national team of 20 scientists led by Michigan State University has been awarded a $6.5 million grant to accelerate the development of disease-resistant cucurbit crops through leveraging…

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MSU Gets $1.8M USAID to Boost Rawanda’s Coffee Industry

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The U.S. Agency for International Development awarded Michigan State University a $1.8 million cooperative agreement to help the African Great Lakes region maintain its international position in the…

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New Center Studies Intersection of Nutrition, Economics and Ag’s Impacts

Thursday, September 24, 2015
Felicia Wu

Mycotoxins are fungi byproducts that grow on agricultural crops and are linked to cancer and other diseases. They are just one example of the implications agricultural practices have…

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China’s Soybeans Show Dilemma of GMOs

Friday, September 18, 2015
Soybean Flowers

China’s struggle – mirrored across the globe – to balance public concern over the safety of genetically modified crops with a swelling demand for affordable food crops has…

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Grant to Expand Area Food Businesses, Access

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The MSU Center for Regional Food Systems has received a $450,000 grant from the Kresge Foundation to expand the Michigan Food Hub Network, a statewide learning community that…

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MSU to Lead Study of Fish Contaminants

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

A grant of $800,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency will help a research team led by Michigan State University determine the effects of certain contaminants on fish. Specifically,…

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