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Article ID: 714851

Honeybees Infect Wild Bumblebees—Through Shared Flowers

University of Vermont

Viruses in managed honeybees are spilling over to wild bumblebee populations though the shared use of flowers, a first-of-its-kind study reveals. This research suggests commercial apiaries may need to be kept away from areas where there are vulnerable native pollinator species, like the endangered rusty patched bumblebee.

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24-Jun-2019 4:40 PM EDT
Newswise: Four New Rutgers Sweet Basil Varieties are Available to Home Gardeners

Article ID: 714587

Four New Rutgers Sweet Basil Varieties are Available to Home Gardeners

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Four new sweet basil varieties resistant to downy mildew disease – which destroys leaves and has been the bane of basil growers for a decade – are now being sold to home gardeners and commercial farmers across the U.S. thanks to years of painstaking breeding and selection at Rutgers University.

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25-Jun-2019 6:00 AM EDT
Newswise: Feeding Sugars to Algae Makes Them Fat

Article ID: 714898

Feeding Sugars to Algae Makes Them Fat

Department of Energy, Office of Science

Some microscopic green algae stop photosynthesizing and start accumulating fats and/or other valuable molecules when certain changes happen. However, scientists don’t know the details of those swift metabolic changes. A team examined a green microalga to better understand this process. After a few days of feeding this microbe sugar, it completely dismantles its photosynthetic apparatus while accumulating fat. In contrast, after the team stopped feeding it sugar, the microbe returned to its normal metabolism.

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25-Jun-2019 1:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Tropical Soil Disturbance Could Be Hidden Source of CO2

Article ID: 714832

Tropical Soil Disturbance Could Be Hidden Source of CO2

Florida State University

Florida State researchers working in the Democratic Republic of the Congo found a link between the churning of deep soils during deforestation and the release of carbon dioxide through streams and rivers.

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24-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 714798

Haas feeds growing appetite for the business of sustainable food

University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business

John Monaghan, MBA 20, arrived at Berkeley Haas on a mission to dive deeper into the business of food. Like many of the 20 full-time MBA students who have landed coveted internships and jobs this year in the food and beverage industry—at companies ranging from Clif Bar to Kraft—Monaghan is benefiting from the Sustainable Food Initiative at Haas. The umbrella effort, launched in April 2018 by the Center for Responsible Business, combines food-focused courses, cutting-edge research, entrepreneurship training, events with food industry luminaries, and key industry partnerships. The initiative both reflects and cultivates a growing interest in the food business at Haas and Berkeley.

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24-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Newswise: UF Researchers to Study Integrated Approaches to Protect Young Citrus Trees from Greening

Article ID: 714729

UF Researchers to Study Integrated Approaches to Protect Young Citrus Trees from Greening

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Five scientists from the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences will compare insect management tools, including insect-proof netting. Researchers also will study reflective mulch, kaolin clay and chemical-based insect pest management.

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21-Jun-2019 8:05 AM EDT

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Newswise: News Release: Signing Ceremony Sets Terms of NBAF Transfer From Homeland Security to USDA

Article ID: 714713

News Release: Signing Ceremony Sets Terms of NBAF Transfer From Homeland Security to USDA

Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

Officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today signed a Memorandum of Agreement (PDF, 16 pg., 165 KB) that formally outlines how the departments will transfer ownership and operational responsibility for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) from DHS’ Science and Technology Directorate to USDA.

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20-Jun-2019 3:05 PM EDT

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Newswise: Program expands to help Latin American growers

Article ID: 714694

Program expands to help Latin American growers

Cornell University

Stroll the produce aisles of most major supermarkets in the United States and one thing stands out that wasn’t the case 20 years ago: There’s an abundant, diverse supply of fresh fruits and vegetables available to consumers year-round.

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20-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 714648

Cornell Partnership Aims to Improve Food Security in Latin America

Cornell University

Cornell University and the Core Foundation have signed a Memorandum of Agreement to explore new ways to promote food security and agricultural innovation in Peru and across Latin America.

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19-Jun-2019 3:05 PM EDT

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