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$11M USAID Grant to Help Developing Nations Improve Food Security Policymaking

Tuesday, July 2, 2019
MSU earns $11 million USAID grant to help developing nations improve food security policymaking

The Michigan State University (MSU) Food Security Group (FSG), based in the MSU Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics (AFRE), has received an $11 million grant from the United States…

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Is Treating Drinking Water Enough to Limit PFAS Exposure?

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Researchers from three states currently grappling with water contaminated with poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, are joining forces to tackle one of the biggest remaining questions facing communities who have found the toxic chemicals used in firefighting foam, nonstick cookware and water-repellent clothing lurking in their water supply.

Researchers from three states currently grappling with water contaminated with poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, are joining forces to tackle one of the biggest remaining questions facing…

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Understanding Evolution to Reduce Pesticide Use in Tomatoes

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Tomatoes, Evolution, Pesticide, Crop Breeders

Although pesticides are a standard part of crop production, Michigan State University researchers believe pesticide use could be reduced by taking cues from wild plants. The team recently…

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Ninth Annual Innovation Celebration Honors Entrepreneurial Success

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
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Excitement and conversation filled the room as a record attendance of more than 400 people gathered at Spartan Stadium April 18 to celebrate faculty and students showcasing technologies…

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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
Filed of wheat ready for harvest

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
Containers on a shipping dock

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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