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Food Safety & Security

Thomas Jayne Awarded MSU Foundation Professorship

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Crop field in West Africa

Thomas Jayne, Professor of Agriculture, Food and Resource Economics in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR), has been awarded the title of MSU Foundation Professor, in…

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Michigan State’s Top Innovators Honored

Friday, April 24, 2015

From clear solar cells (to be used as windows on cars, buildings and more) to agricultural drones to beer brewed with craft-roasted Michigan chestnuts, Michigan State University students…

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MSU Researchers Awarded USDA Grants

Friday, April 3, 2015
Image of food groups

Two MSU food scientists have been awarded more than $1.1 million in grants for projects designed to ensure a safe and nutritious food supply while helping maintain American…

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Choosing Eggs-actly the Right Hen Housing System

Thursday, April 2, 2015

It’s not the “which came first—the chicken or the egg” debate but rather an industry need for information to guide production and purchasing decisions about sustainable laying hens…

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Invasive Feral Chickens Provide Evolutionary Insights

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Michigan State University researcher Eben Gering has collaborated with a team in a study of the mysterious ancestry of the feral chicken population that has overrun the Hawaiian…

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Making Retail Unit Pricing More Consumer-Friendly

Monday, March 23, 2015

Savvy shoppers will often look at the “per unit” price of an item to figure out if they are getting the best bang for their buck. Unfortunately the…

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Spreading the Seeds of Big Data

Thursday, March 19, 2015
MSU Corn field at sunset

Michigan State University is spreading the seeds of big data to improve agricultural practices around the United States. Through a $4.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of…

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Worldwide, the Nitrogen Cycle is Off

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Combine plowing soybean field

When exposed to nitrogen fertilizer over a period of years, nitrogen-fixing bacteria called rhizobia evolve to become less beneficial to legumes – the plants they normally serve. These…

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Tracking Invasives? There’s an App for That

Friday, February 20, 2015
Professor Amos Ziegler with his cell phone and app for tracking invasive species

Invasive species will have a tougher time sneaking around undetected, thanks to an app developed by Michigan State University. Midwestern residents can now snap photos with their smart…

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MSU Partners with UN to Defend Inland Fisheries

Monday, January 26, 2015
Fish

A memorandum of understanding between Michigan State University and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations calls for close cooperation in elevating the profile of inland…

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