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New Initiative to Support Health of Flint Children

Thursday, January 14, 2016
Flint, Michigan

Michigan State University and Hurley Children’s Hospital have announced a new Pediatric Public Health Initiative to address the Flint community’s population-wide lead exposure and help all Flint children…

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Students Experiment with Sustainable Crops in Upper Peninsula

Monday, January 4, 2016

Spartans are testing the limits of growing food in less than ideal conditions at an entrepreneurial incubator farm in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Modeled after MSU’s Student Organic Farm,…

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MSU’s DellaPenna Aims to Improve Plants at the Genetic Level

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Michigan State University Distinguished Professor Dean DellaPenna discusses his world renowned plant research focused on increasing the productivity and nutritional value of plants for human health. DellaPenna, recently…

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Decline of Wild Bees Threatens U.S. Crops

Monday, December 21, 2015

The first national study to map U.S. wild bees suggests they’re disappearing in many of the country’s most-important farmlands. If losses of these crucial pollinators continue, the new…

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Meeting Future Demands for Food and Energy

Friday, December 18, 2015

University Distinguished Professor Mike Thomashow, MSU-DOE Plant Research Lab, and Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences and Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, presents to the MSU Board…

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MSU Leads the World’s Efforts to Prevent Food Fraud

Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Donkey

Michigan State University has not only defined the term “food fraud,” but the university also is helping the United States and other countries establish the strategies to fight…

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Combining Ag, Medicine to Solve Global Problems

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Since arriving at MSU two years ago, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources researcher Felicia Wu has been aggressively applying agricultural solutions to issues of human health around…

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Detecting the Next Crop Epidemic

Monday, December 7, 2015
Brad Day

Plant diseases have the potential for devastating damage. A 2000 outbreak of fire blight carved a wide swath through Michigan’s orchards, dealing the state’s growers an estimated $42…

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Effects of Farming on Global Human Health

Monday, December 7, 2015
Felicia Wu

“When I came to MSU, I was interested in starting an initiative that unites the fields of agriculture and public health,” says FeliciaWu, the John A. Hannah Distinguished…

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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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