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MSU Scholar Improving Onion Disease Resistance for Cambodia

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Kim Eang Tho

Plant diseases are a major limiting factor for crop production and food security in Cambodia. Part of the problem is that the resources and human expertise needed to…

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MSU’s Swinton is President-Elect of National Ag-Econ Group

Thursday, July 27, 2017
Scott Swinton

Michigan State University professor Scott Swinton has been named president elect of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, or AAEA. Swinton, a professor in the department of Agriculture,…

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MSU-Led Team Gets Award for Impact on African Agriculture

Monday, May 15, 2017
Thomas Jayne

An international team of agricultural researchers led by a Michigan State University professor has been recognized for the quality of its work and its impacts on agricultural policy…

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Sunflower Seeds Traced as Source of Toxic Mold, Potent Liver Carcinogen

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
sunflower seeds

Michigan State University researchers have shown that sunflower seeds are frequently contaminated with a toxin produced by molds and pose an increased health risk in many low-income countries…

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Nakasone Uses Technology, Teenagers to Reach Farmers

Monday, June 13, 2016
Eduardo Nakasone

In rural areas of developing countries, information can move slowly. For farmers in those countries, this speed has consequences for their business decisions. “Fifteen years ago, farmers had…

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MSU Awarded $4.4 Mil. for Mali Food Security

Monday, March 28, 2016
woman in field of crops

Michigan State University has been awarded $4.4 million from the U.S. Agency for International Development in Mali to strengthen the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security…

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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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Researchers Fight Antibiotic Resistance

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
woman with cows

The Center for Disease Control estimates that each year in the U.S. alone, 23,000 people die from resistant infections. Researchers at the Michigan State University Center for the…

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Food-Disease Links, from Genes to Global Impact

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Felicia Wu

Felicia Wu is precise and patient as she explains the complexities of a measurement known as the “global burden of disease” – what factors are included, how it…

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