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2015 World Food Day

MSU Researchers Celebrate World Food Day, Oct. 16

Thursday, October 15, 2015
various foods

2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. World Food Day – October 16 -was established by the Food and…

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MSU to Lead $6.5M Effort to Develop Disease-Resistant Crops

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
cucurbits

A national team of 20 scientists led by Michigan State University has been awarded a $6.5 million grant to accelerate the development of disease-resistant cucurbit crops through leveraging…

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MSU Gets $1.8M USAID to Boost Rawanda’s Coffee Industry

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The U.S. Agency for International Development awarded Michigan State University a $1.8 million cooperative agreement to help the African Great Lakes region maintain its international position in the…

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New Center Studies Intersection of Nutrition, Economics and Ag’s Impacts

Thursday, September 24, 2015
Felicia Wu

Mycotoxins are fungi byproducts that grow on agricultural crops and are linked to cancer and other diseases. They are just one example of the implications agricultural practices have…

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China’s Soybeans Show Dilemma of GMOs

Friday, September 18, 2015
Soybean Flowers

China’s struggle – mirrored across the globe – to balance public concern over the safety of genetically modified crops with a swelling demand for affordable food crops has…

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Grant to Expand Area Food Businesses, Access

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The MSU Center for Regional Food Systems has received a $450,000 grant from the Kresge Foundation to expand the Michigan Food Hub Network, a statewide learning community that…

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Microbes Could be Key for Better Yields, Stronger Plants

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Microbes

How can agriculture evolve to meet the demands of an increasing global population without compromising the integrity of the environment? Microbes just might be the answer. Michigan State…

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Choosing Eggs-actly the Right Hen Housing System

Thursday, April 2, 2015

It’s not the “which came first—the chicken or the egg” debate but rather an industry need for information to guide production and purchasing decisions about sustainable laying hens…

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MSU Partners with UN to Defend Inland Fisheries

Monday, January 26, 2015
Fish

A memorandum of understanding between Michigan State University and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations calls for close cooperation in elevating the profile of inland…

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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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