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A Poisonous Cure

Friday, December 12, 2014

Take two poisonous mushrooms and call me in the morning. While no doctor would ever write this prescription, toxic fungi may hold the secrets to tackling deadly diseases….

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Facing Off with a Fungal Threat

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

That fuzzy fungus creeping onto the forgotten food buried in your crisper is hiding something. Mold is more than a nuisance that spoils dated produce, it also indicates…

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Cucumbers: Hunting Down Pathogens and Fighting Back

Monday, December 1, 2014

Michigan’s multimillion dollar cucumber crop has two enemies: Phytophthora capsici and downy mildew. These create significant problems with growing cucumbers and all vegetables in the cucurbit class, such…

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MSU Blueberry Breeds Bolster Michigan Ag Success

Monday, December 1, 2014

Blueberries enjoy worldwide popularity, thanks to their sweetness and anti.oxidant-rich nutrition profile. But the bounty of nature alone is not enough to keep pace with the heavy demand…

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Responding to Invasion: Protecting Michigan’s Fruit Industry

Friday, November 21, 2014
Rufus Isaacs

Michigan’s fruit industry boasts more than 22,000 acres devoted to small fruit production; blueberries account for a whopping 20,900 of those. Valued at $118.5 million, the blueberry industry…

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MSU’s Biogas Research Pays Off for Michigan

Monday, November 3, 2014

Less than one year after Michigan State University added a commercial-sized anaerobic digester to its campus sustainability arsenal, the magic of bioengineering has transformed thousands of tons of…

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MSU Receives Grant to Boost Yields of Critical West-African Crop

Saturday, August 9, 2014
Dried cowpeas

Cowpeas are a critical, affordable source of protein for countless millions in Sub-Saharan Africa. Yet, pests decimate more than 50 percent of the crop annually. Michigan State University’s…

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Finding a Genetic Solution for Chicken Disease

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

To meet the growing demands of consumers, new poultry breeding programs have greatly increased production of chicken, which is now the most popular meat consumed in the U.S. However, with high-density…

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Ingredient Safety Center to be Located at MSU

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The food, beverage and consumer products industries, in association with the Grocery Manufacturers Association and Michigan State University, has announced the establishment of the Center for Research on…

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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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