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Solving the Mystery of Fertilizer Loss from Midwest Cropland

Monday, April 15, 2019
Solving the mystery of fertilizer loss from Midwest cropland

Farmers can’t predict their annual corn harvest with certainty, but with the help of new research from Michigan State University, they can now pinpoint specific parts of their…

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Michigan’s Maple Syrup Potential

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Michigan State University is tapping the expertise of researchers to benefit the maple syrup industry and the rural economy in Michigan. Maple syrup is one of North America’s…

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Food Scientist Recognized with International Award

Monday, March 11, 2019
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Dr. Jeffrey Swada — Assistant Professor, Director of Food Science, and Academic Advisor in the Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition – was named a recipient of…

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MSU Researchers Developing Wheat Allergen Modeling Tool

Friday, March 8, 2019
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Two MSU researchers are creating a model that measures the allergenicity of various wheat varieties. They hope to validate the model and eventually use it as a pre-clinical…

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Chinese and American Consumers Want More Trade, Skeptical of Policies

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
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Although 80% of Chinese consumers believe more trade to be better for their economy, only 62% find trade with the United States to be favorable. This discrepancy, found…

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Exercising Helps You Make Better Food Choices

Thursday, February 28, 2019
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A new study, involving a Michigan State University epidemiologist, has found another healthy benefit to exercising…making better dietary choices. The research analyzed 2,680 young adults in an intensive,…

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MSU Will Use $5M NIH Grant to Connect Dots Between Pesticides and Parkinson’s

Thursday, February 28, 2019
Crop field for pesticides and Parkinson's

A Michigan State University researcher is hoping to make a connection between pesticides, olfactory impairment and early symptoms of neurodegenerative diseases among aging farmers. Honglei Chen, a professor…

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Uncovering the Origins of the Cultivated Strawberry

Monday, February 25, 2019
Strawberries

Until now, little has been known about the evolutionary origins of the cultivated garden strawberry. Whereas most species, including humans, are diploid with two copies of the genome…

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Keeping SDGs from Being a Zero-Sum Game

Monday, February 11, 2019
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Even as the world gets on the same sustainability page courtesy of the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), those very goals can result in significant tradeoffs. Scientists…

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MSU Plant Researchers Explain the Basics of Genetically Modified Organisms

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
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An online search for “GMO” returns more than 88 million results — a tangled mess of frightening images, dense data, skepticism, insulting comments and conflicting claims and counterclaims….

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