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MSU Developing App to Help Consumers Find Healthy Food

Friday, March 2, 2018
Joshua Introne,

Joshua Introne, assistant professor in Michigan State University’s Department of Media and Information, has helped develop a solution to what he would describe as a “food desert” in…

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MSU to Study Ways to Boost Corn Productivity

Friday, March 2, 2018
corn

Michigan State University will use a $4.8 million National Science Foundation grant to increase corn productivity by better understanding how gene expression is controlled. Corn, as simple as…

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Digital Agriculture: Enhancing Sustainability of Agricultural Systems

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Bruno Basso, MSU Foundation Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, explains the importance of precision agriculture, and how digital mapping can help increase sustainability in crop production….

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Study Pinpoints Areas of Flint that Need Better Food

Monday, February 26, 2018
Rick Sadler

A Michigan State University researcher has pinpointed areas in Flint, Mich., that have unequal access to healthy, affordable food, and he plans to use the information to improve…

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Developing New Cropping Systems to Help Michigan Vegetables Survive Extreme Weather

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Brainhard with carrots

Michigan vegetable producers are facing an increased incidence of extreme weather events — such as drought, heat and heavy rainfall — that place extreme stress on crops. New…

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Using Communication to Reduce Food Waste

Thursday, February 22, 2018
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New research from the Michigan State University shows that people from the United States and China respond differently to mass media and social media campaigns related to food…

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Studying Why Cambodian Rice Growers Adopt Modern Technologies

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Socheat Keo, a Cambodian scholar with the Borlaug Higher Education for Agricultural Research and Development program, wants to be the researcher who discovers what factors most influence Cambodian…

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USDA Grant to Improve Agricultural Use of Water, Energy

Thursday, January 18, 2018
David Hyndman

Around the world, irrigated agriculture is the largest consumer of water and one of the largest users of energy. Michigan State University scientists are leading a $2.5 million…

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MSU Scientists Helping African Farmers Grow New Sources of Protein

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Atsuko Kanazawa

Atsuko Kanazawa, assistant professor in the lab of University Distinguished Professor David Kramer, focuses on understanding the basics of photosynthesis, the process by which which plants capture solar…

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MSU Student Entrepreneurs Create ‘Land Grant Goods’

Monday, November 27, 2017

Land Grant Goods is the first Michigan State University-affiliated, student-run business. Its goal is to innovate the local food system while creating the next generation of food activists…

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