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  • Percolating peace and prosperity

    Percolating peace and prosperity

    Posted on April 17, 2014 1:25pm

    Dan Clay is Rwanda’s Juan Valdez. But unlike the fictional Valdez who merely trekked through Colombia with a mule laden with bags of coffee beans, Clay helped nurture the seeds of Rwanda’s gourmet coffee industry, thus giving the African nation a strong economic shield to protect peace and prosperity.

  • Ingredient safety center to be located at MSU

    Ingredient safety center to be located at MSU

    Posted on April 15, 2014 9:45am

    The food, beverage and consumer products industries, in association with the Grocery Manufacturers Association and Michigan State University, announced the establishment of the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety.

  • Benbow awarded NSF grant to test how riparian plant invasion influences aquatic ecosystems

    Benbow awarded NSF grant to test how riparian plant invasion influences aquatic ecosystems

    Posted on April 14, 2014 2:11pm

    MSU aquatic entomologist Eric Benbow and University of Dayton assistant professor Ryan McEwan were awarded a three-year, half-million dollar National Science Foundation grant for the support of their project, “A mechanistic framework for bottom-up biodiversity effects: riparian forest invasion impacts on headwater stream microbial and macroinvertebrate communities.”

  • Enhancing wild bee populations with wildflowers leads to crop yield changes

    Enhancing wild bee populations with wildflowers leads to crop yield changes

    Posted on April 4, 2014 4:24pm

    Brett Blaauw, a former doctoral student of Rufus Isaacs had some of his Ph.D. research published in the Journal of Applied Ecology. His paper, titled “Flower plantings increase wild bee abundance and the pollination services provided to a pollination-dependent crop,” is one of the first to test the hypothesis that enhancing wild bee populations with wildflowers leads to changes in crop yield.

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