Posted on February 25, 2019
A Different Beet
Last fall, when the “Gastropod” podcast came to UW–Madison to participate in the 2018 Wisconsin Science Festival, hosts Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley asked Irwin […]
Posted on October 13, 2017
Wading through Mendota’s Mysteries
Lake Mendota is called the most studied lake in the world, but we still don’t have a clue. Katherine (Trina) McMahon and her team are exploring its microbial dark matter for answers.
Posted on July 1, 2016
The Island of Giant Mice
Gough Island is home to the biggest
mice on Earth. Genetics professor
Bret Payseur and his team are coming
closer to figuring out why.
Posted on June 28, 2016
Breeding for Flavor
CALS scientists are breeding new varieties of produce that not only are delicious, but also will thrive in organic growing systems. And in a new collaboration called “Seed to Kitchen,” they’re partnering with chefs and farmers to help determine what works best.
Posted on March 4, 2016
A Jolt to the System
For CALS geneticist Barry Ganetzky, insight into the genetic underpinnings of traumatic brain injury began by knocking out fruit flies.
For the Birds
A new version of the Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas draws on the increasing power
of citizen science
Posted on March 23, 2010
Fixing Our Food: Get Back in the Kitchen
The skill to cook good food is rapidly disappearing in the average American family. Can we get it back? Yes–but not by watching food network.
Fixing Our Food: Eat Less
Want to preserve the world’s food supply? Start by limiting your own. It just might save your life.
Fixing Our Food: Get Creative About Food Safety
We’ll never be 100 percent at spotting threats to our food. But what if the pathogens gave themselves up?
Fixing Our Food: Keep Finding What Makes Food Healthy
Exploring the science of how foods interact with our bodies will lead to healthier foods and lifestyles.
Fixing Our Food: Give Processed Foods a Break
Don’t believe the reputation: Processing extends the life, safety and quality of foods, and processed foods deserve a place on our shelves.
Fixing Our Food: Reduce Food Waste
We could be doing better in the battle against hunger if we made fuller use of the food we grow.
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