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Newly Discovered Sugar Transporter Might Help Beans Tolerate Hot Temperatures

Monday, August 31, 2020
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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