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 November 3, 2015
Going for the Gut
A CALS-based start-up offers an antibiotic alternative to animal producers
Posted on June 9, 2015
CALS scientists from a wide range of disciplines help forge the future of a growing field
Posted on June 19, 2014
“Open Source” Seeds for All
A new form of ownership agreement keeps new plant varieties free for all
Posted on March 6, 2014
Creating a Healthier World
What do millennials want? The popularity of a new CALS-based program addressing global health concerns offers at least one answer.
Posted on November 20, 2013
Class Act: Patricia Paskov and The Big Picture on Food
Peru: Potato Exchange Benefits Peruvians
Peru, farmers hedge their bets. Located 12,000 feet above sea level, on the side of an Andean mountain, Puno has a growing season that’s short, cool and prone to frost.
Kenya: Certified Seed Potatoes for Kenya
When scientists in Kenya needed help developing a certification program for seed potatoes, a CALS plant pathologist stepped up to the task. The new program […]
Posted on June 18, 2013
The Value of GMOs
A long-term study sheds light—and numbers—on benefits to farmers
West Africa: “Highway Robbery” Has Far-Reaching Costs
In the busy port town of Tema, Ghana, the driver of a tanker truck of gasoline northbound for Bamako, Mali, loads a few dozen pineapples […]
Five things everyone should know about … Hazelnuts
1 They’re crazy nutritious and gluten-free. Hazelnuts are rich in vitamins (particularly vitamin E and B-complex groups of vitamins, including folates, riboflavin, niacin, thiamin) as […]
Protecting our Pollinators
Bees, so crucial to our food supply, are dying off at alarming rates. CALS researchers are taking a close look at everything from the microbes in their hives to the landscapes they live in to identify in what conditions bees thrive.
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