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Penn State Team Wins $7M Award to Enlist Insects as Allies for Food Security

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A Penn State-led research team is hoping to enlist insects as allies in an effort to make crops more tolerant of environmental stressors, after the crops are already growing in the greenhouse or field.

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Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities

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Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

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DuPont Pioneer and Danforth Center Collaborate to Apply Cutting-edge Technologies to Improve Crops for Smallholder Farmers

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The Danforth Center is applying CRISPR-Cas technology to staple food crops such as cassava and sorghum to produce planting materials with improved disease resistance, nutritional value and enhanced resilience to biotic stresses.

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Global Food Expert Martin Bloem to Lead the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future

Martin W. Bloem, MD, PhD, a leading expert in global food and nutrition research and policy, has been named director of the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Partnering for Poultry: A Public-Private Partnership

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Partnering for Poultry is one of five finalists for the P3 Award, which recognizes leading public-private partnerships that improve communities around the world. This award will be presented at the Concordia Annual Summit by the Darden School of Business’ Institute for Business in Society, Concordia and the U.S. Department of State Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships.

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A ‘Bionic Leaf’ Could Help Feed the World

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In the second half of the 20th century, the mass use of fertilizer was part of an agricultural boom called the “green revolution” that was largely credited with averting a global food crisis.

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Experts Available as Sources on Avian Influenza, Prevention, Biosecurity, and the Economic Impacts of Outbreaks

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Report Reveals a Big Dependence on Freshwater Fish for Global Food Security

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Freshwater fish play a surprisingly crucial role in feeding some of the world’s most vulnerable people, according to a study published Monday (Oct. 24) in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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MSU’s Keenum at UN: Universities Have ‘Vital Expertise’ to Address World Hunger

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Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum highlighted the important role universities and open data play in addressing world hunger during a speech at the U.N. in New York Friday [Sept. 16].

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Report: Work-Load Requirements Keep Students From Getting Food Assistance

Humboldt State University researchers describe how outdated state and federal requirements are keeping college students from accessing food assistance programs.







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