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Agriculture, ancient grains, Bread, Pasta, Heritage grains, Sustainability, farm to table, New York City, Cornell University

Heritage and Ancient Grain Project Feeds a Growing Demand

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After a century of markets dominated by a few types of wheat and white flour, ancient and heritage wheat varieties are making a comeback. Restaurants and bakeries that promote organic and local agriculture have sprouted up across the country in the last decade, meeting a rising consumer demand for tasty and nutritious foods that support an ethic of sustainability.

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agricultural waste, Agriculture, Energy, dairy industry, carbons, supercapacitors

Converting Agricultural Waste for Energy Applications

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Because of key partnerships, Clarkson University Professor David Mitlin's work on agricultural-derived carbons is an example of new science being translated into a potential commercial product.

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DHS, DHS Science and Technology Directorate, DHS S&T, Research & Development, R&D, Centers Of Excellence, food protection and defense institute, food adulteration incident registry, Food Safety, Food Supply

New Web-Based Tools to Help Food Companies Protect the Food Supply

Our economy, livelihood and wellbeing depend on food and its supply chains. Supply chains may break if a natural disaster destroys a crop in its primary production region, or if someone tampers with food to cause harm or raise profits. In such cases we need to find out quickly about these incidents and find alternative sources of food ingredients and supplies.

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With $3 Million Grant, Researchers Hope to Help Find Sites to Grow Tomorrow’s Produce

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University of Florida researchers are sounding a warning bell that fresh produce may be hard to come by in the future. Scientists with the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences cite changes in our climate, loss of fresh water and competition for resources as major threats in farmers’ ability to increase production of fruits and vegetables.

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Biology, Microbiology, Environment, Great Lakes Research, Public Health, Harmful Algal Blooms, Fertilizers, Agriculture

New Robotic Lab Tracking Toxicity of Lake Erie Algal Bloom

A new research tool to safeguard drinking water is now keeping a watchful eye on Lake Erie. This week, a robotic lake-bottom laboratory began tracking the levels of dangerous toxins produced by cyanobacteria that bloom each summer in the lake's western basin.

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Pulses, root rot, crop breeding, dried bean, Disease Resistance, Food Security

Kidney Beans with Better Roots, Better Yield

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Two new varieties of kidney beans – Talon and Rosie – have recently been released. Both show improved resistance to root diseases that commonly cause crop loss.

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Health Insurance, Affordable Care Act , Obamacare, Farming, Agriculture, Farms, Farm Bill, health insurance reform

Study: Health Insurance Costs Threaten Farm Viability

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According to a new U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded study, 64 percent of American farmers report having pre-existing conditions. Lack of access to affordable health insurance is one of the most significant concerns facing farmers, the survey found.

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Wearable Tech, Concrete Life, Speeding up the Catalysts, and More in the Engineering News Source

The latest research and features in the Newswise Engineering News Source

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DHS, DHS S&T, DHS Science and Technology Directorate, Research & Development, R&D, National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, Manhattan, Kansas, manhattan area technical college, Bioscience

NBAF Think and Do Challenge Winner Develops Forward Looking Training Program

In May 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) broke ground on the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) main laboratory space in Manhattan, Kansas. Scheduled to open in 2023, NBAF will feature advanced laboratory technologies that allow for catastrophic disease research on livestock.

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From the Family Farm to UF/IFAS: The New Chair of Environmental Horticulture

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After colleges working at the family nursery, Dean Kopsell he got his hands dirty – in a different way -- toiling for nearly 20 years in research fields and labs and teaching plant sciences. Now, he has been named chair of the UF/IFAS department of environmental horticulture.







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