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Ask The Expert: Seasonal Economics Of Food During A Pandemic

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
boxes of food piled up

Michigan State University’s Trey Malone answers questions about the economics of food in the coming months and how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect typical seasonal patterns. Malone is an assistant…

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MSU-Led National Cucurbit Project Renewed For $7.1 Million

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
MSU Department of Horticulture professor Rebecca Grumet and students.

The Cucurbit Coordinated Agricultural Project (CucCAP), a multi-institution, nationwide research and outreach initiative led by Michigan State University and dedicated to cucurbit crops — cucumbers, squashes, melons and…

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MSU Researchers To Lead $5.2M Grant To Investigate Management Strategies For Fire Blight

Thursday, September 3, 2020
Two juicy red apples still on the tree in a warm summer evening.

George Sundin and Nikki Rothwell will lead a USDA-funded project examining fire blight, a disease that can kill apple and pear trees. George Sundin George Sundin, professor and…

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Newly Discovered Sugar Transporter Might Help Beans Tolerate Hot Temperatures

Monday, August 31, 2020
Photo of bean plants growing in field

MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory (PRL) scientists have characterized a sucrose transporter protein found in common beans. The recently discovered protein could help us understand how beans tolerate hot…

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MSU Joins $20 Million AI Initiative For The Future Of Sustainable Agriculture

Thursday, August 27, 2020
Photo of corn field

Michigan State University researcher Bruno Basso has a reputation for bringing ideas celebrated in the tech world to the farm field. The MSU Foundation Professor in earth and…

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Joint MSU, U-M Project Studying Effect of Inclusivity On STEM Faculty Receives $1.4M NSF Grant

Monday, August 24, 2020
hands put together for teamwork

CLIMBS-UP, a collaborative research project between Michigan State University and the University of Michigan (U-M) to study inclusive environments in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) within academia,…

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MSU Researcher Receives Grant To Study Turkey Breast Muscle Development

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
turkey

When looking for leaner meats, consumers often turn to poultry options, like chicken and turkey. Gale Strasburg, professor in the Michigan State University (MSU) Department of Food Science…

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Supporting Michigan’s Wine Industry In Challenging Climatic Conditions

Friday, July 24, 2020
paolo-sabbatini

Despite the wine industry’s blossoming popularity, several factors can limit the success of wine grapes in Michigan’s climate. Paolo Sabbatini studies ways to mitigate damage. According to the…

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MSU Researcher Awarded $9.8M for Study on Food Pathogens

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
wheat chips and almonds

Low-moisture foods, like cereals and flour, dried fruit and nuts, have been recalled repeatedly in the last few years, posing health risks to consumers and economic threats to…

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Scientific Animations Without Borders Launches Global Education Program

Monday, June 1, 2020
jerrycan animation

In a time of crisis, how do we protect our health and safety, safely store our food, plant our fields or care for livestock? The coronavirus has touched every…

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