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Breeding more resilient soybeans may come down to test site selection

In the quest to optimize crop productivity across environments, soybean breeders test new cultivars in multiple locations each year. The best-performing cultivars across these locations are selected for further breeding and eventual...
9-Apr-2024 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Illinois study identifies atmospheric and economic drivers of global air pollution

Carbon monoxide emissions from industrial production have serious consequences for human health and are a strong indicator of overall air pollution levels. Many countries aim to reduce their emissions, but they cannot control air flows originating...
8-Apr-2024 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Curbside collection improves organic waste composting, reduces methane emissions

Composting food and garden waste instead of sending it to landfills can significantly reduce methane emissions and help mitigate global warming. A new study from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign explores the effects of curbside compost...
26-Mar-2024 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Illinois study: Systematic review of agricultural injuries can help inform safety measures

Agricultural occupations are hazardous with one of the highest rates of workplace injuries and fatalities in the U.S. Understanding the nature and causes of injuries can help improve safety guidelines and policy measures. Two new papers from the...
22-Mar-2024 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Illinois to Create Global Center of Excellence in Food and Agricultural Communications

The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign will unveil plans for a global center for food and agricultural communications today at 2 p.m. Central Time on The Cowboy Channel...
19-Mar-2024 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: How home food availability affects young children’s nutrient intake

Early childhood is an important time for learning about nutrition and establishing healthy eating behaviors. Young children rely on parents to provide food options, and the availability of food in the home affects their dietary choices.
14-Mar-2024 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Consumers across political spectrum share food pricing frustrations

In his State of the Union address last week, President Biden touched on a topic close to the hearts of U.S. consumers: food prices. In this election year, we can expect high food costs to come up repeatedly, with candidates from both parties...
14-Mar-2024 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Illinois study: Tropical birds could tolerate warming better than expected

We expect tropical animals to handle a certain degree of heat, but not wild swings in temperature. That seems to be true for tropical ectotherms, or “cold-blooded” animals such as amphibians, reptiles, and insects.
14-Mar-2024 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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University of Illinois researcher discusses the health benefits of Valentine’s Day chocolate

Elvira de Mejia, professor of food science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES), investigates the health benefits of dark, white, milk, and even Valentine’s Day...
14-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST

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26-Oct-2023 5:05 PM EDT

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