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Large Hydropower Dams ‘Not Sustainable’ in the Developing World

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Dam

It’s hard to beat hydropower from dams, a renewable source of electricity that helped build much of the developed world. Yet five scientists from Michigan State University say…

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MSU Faculty to Lead $50M Study to Strengthen African Agriculture Higher Ed

Friday, October 12, 2018
African Field

Michigan State University’s Thom Jayne has been chosen as the lead author of a study commissioned by the World Bank to identify how agricultural universities can effectively respond…

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Who is Paying Attention to Food Labels?

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Fruits and Vegetables in grocery store casing

A majority of Americans say food labels influence their purchasing behavior, according to the latest Michigan State University Food Literacy and Engagement Poll. The survey polled 2,048 Americans on…

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Decomposition Recycles Nutrients, Diversifies Ecosystems

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
eric benbow

Thanks to a new study by Michigan State University, scientists now have a better way to investigate decomposing plants’ and animals’ contributions to the ecosystem. This necrobiome, the…

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MSU to Lead Global Legume Research

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
African legume field

Michigan State University is the home of the new Feed the Future Legume Systems Research Innovation Lab, uniting researchers from universities around the United States with international collaborators…

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New Biofuel Production System Powered by a Community of Algae and Fungi

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

MSU scientists have a new proof of concept for a biofuel production platform that uses two species of marine algae and soil fungi. It lowers cultivation and harvesting…

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AFRE Graduate Students Win 4th Straight Case Study Competition

Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Students Awarded

For the second year in a row, graduate students from the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics (AFRE) won the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Graduate…

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Pinpointing a Molecule for Sea Lamprey Control

Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Sea Lamprey

A team of scientists has identified a single molecule that could be a key in controlling invasive sea lampreys. Researchers from Michigan State University, the University of Minnesota…

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Jayne to be Honored as 2018 Fellow of the AAEA

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Thomas Jayne

University Foundation Professor and Co-Director of the Alliance for African Partnership Thomas Jayne will be honored as a Fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) at their annual…

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Researchers Explore Diversity as New Weapon Against Crop Pests

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Despite advances in modern agriculture, insect pests continue to be one of the most significant and long-standing threats faced by farmers. Now, researchers in the lab of Michigan…

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