• 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.

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    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.

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    Fixing Our Food: Eat Less

    Want to preserve the world’s food supply? Start by limiting your own. It just might save your life.

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    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?

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.