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Food Safety & Security

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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No-Till Agriculture Increases Crop Yields, Environmental Gains Over Long Haul

Monday, May 18, 2020
Two men standing in a crop field

Despite the environmental benefits of no-till agriculture, farmers often hesitate to change to this management approach due to uncertain economic returns. Sarah Cusser, postdoctoral research associate at the Kellogg…

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Ask the Expert: Should We Fear a Food Shortage?

Thursday, May 7, 2020
Fruit and Vegetables on a wood counter

Trey Malone, assistant professor and extension economist in the Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, answers questions about the report of meat shortages as a result of…

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Digital Agriculture Paves the Road to Agricultural Sustainability

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Aerial picture of crop land.

In a study published in Nature Sustainability, an ecosystem scientist and an agricultural economist outline how to develop a more sustainable land management system through data collection and…

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Academic Ecosystems Critical to Sustainable Postdoctoral Workforce

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Yimu Zhao, a doctoral student in chemical engineering and materials science, and Richard Lunt, assistant professor of chemical engineering and materials science, run a test in Lunt’s lab. Lunt and his team have developed a new material that can be placed over windows and create solar energy.

Postdoctoral scholars comprise an invaluable component of global research communities, yet their support and training systems are poorly aligned with today’s job market. These issues are widely discussed…

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Kelly Receives Tech Transfer Achievement Award

Thursday, April 2, 2020

James Kelly knows beans. He’s spent 40 years developing roughly 50 varieties of dry beans at Michigan State, built to help bean growers and bean seed producers, boosting…

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MSU Faculty Member Talks About Food Safety and COVID-19

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Picture of the produce isle, including watermelons an other fruits and vegetables.

Felicia Wu is the John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor in Food Safety, Toxicology and Risk Assessment in the Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics. The following is an interview…

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USDA Grant Supports Potato Breeding and Genetics Program

Monday, March 2, 2020
Potatoes in a wooden crate that says "MSU-potato"

Michigan State University received $700,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to invest in its potato breeding and genetics program. The award…

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Scientists Improve Yield Predictions Based on Seedling Data

Thursday, January 9, 2020
An orange sunset with the figures of corn stalks.

A doctor diagnosing a 50-year-old patient based on a blood test taken during the patient’s infancy would be unthinkable. Anecdotally speaking, however, that’s what Michigan State University scientists…

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