Issue #Spring/Summer 2017

Food@MSU

Published July 31, 2017

By: AgBioResearch

Food is the centerpiece of a new Michigan State University public awareness campaign led by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Read more in Futures magazine.

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Articles

Benjamin Franklin: An Original Locavore

Published on July 31, 2017

How does today’s food knowledge stack up to that of the colonists? Our Table host Sheril Kirshenbaum explains.

Strawberries in Sri Lanka

Published on July 31, 2017

Cholani Weebadde is taking her expertise in plant breeding and international agriculture to her home country of Sri Lanka in an effort to improve the strawberry industry.

From the other Great Lakes: Around Rwanda's Coffee

Published on July 31, 2017

Why coffee growers in Rwanda are becoming fewer and fewer.

Aquaculture: A local, sustainable protein source

Published on July 31, 2017

Michigan is surrounded by the Great Lakes, and yet it still imports 90 percent of its seafood. MSU researchers and Extension educators are looking at responsible ways of expanding the aquaculture industry.

Let's talk food: Inspiring meaningful conversations is crux of new MSU initiative

Published on July 31, 2017

Food is the centerpiece of a new Michigan State University public awareness campaign led by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

A continental contradiction: Addressing the double burden of stunting and obesity in Africa

Published on July 31, 2017

Rapid economic development in some of the poorest countries on Earth has created a troubling trend: obesity and stunting.

A new frontier: MSU researchers examining technology through the lens of food safety

Published on July 31, 2017

As technology in the food industry expands rapidly, MSU researchers want to ensure its safety.

Bradley Marks: Killing bad bugs is what he does

Published on July 31, 2017

Every year, approximately 48 million Americans become sick from food-borne illnesses. Causes including bacteria such as Salmonella and Campylobacter, and viruses such as norovirus and hepatitis A. And they’re all under the research eye of Bradley Marks.

Feathered Friends: How the American kestrel and fruit growers are helping one another

Published on July 31, 2017

MSU researchers are looking for ways to attract American kestrels to cherry orchards, helping growers control pests and conserving a species in decline.

Climate change: Preparing for potato production in the year 2050

Published on July 31, 2017

MSU researchers are working on how to feed a population expected to exceed 9 billion by 2050.

Working to preserve healthy water ecosystems

Published on July 31, 2017

Through the Institute of Water Research, MSU works to keep preserve water resources.

Crafting Our Table from fallen MSU campus trees

Published on July 31, 2017

Nathan Shaver hand-built his family’s 10-person dining room table. His wife’s family is spread across the state and their home is the midpoint. He said he wanted to create a space where the family can unite to celebrate food, each other and community.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs: Stemming the tide of an invasive pest

Published on July 31, 2017

The brown marmorated stink bug – an invasive pest native to China, Japan, Taiwan and the Korean peninsula – poses major threats to crops and infests homes.

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