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Alcohol from dairy waste may be headed to a tap near you

Mar 21, 2018
Alcoholic dairy products could be a solution to an increasing problem for New York’s powerhouse Greek yogurt industry as Sam Alcaine, M.S. ’07, assistant professor in the Department of Food Science, explores new uses for acid whey.

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Dejah Powell uses awards to help feed her Chicago neighborhood

Mar 8, 2018
The South Side of Chicago, where Dejah Powell ’18 grew up, is known as an urban food desert – a sprawling area that has few grocery stores. While the problem has persisted for decades, Powell has devised a solution that has already provided affordable fresh produce to residents in her former neighborhood. Read more

Industrial hemp in New York expected to grow as research expands

Mar 5, 2018
Hemp studies at Cornell span a range of expertise, from plant pathologists studying diseases to entomologists surveying for pests of hemp. Above, farmers inspect hemp plants growing at a Cornell research field during a field day event held at the Ithaca campus in August. Photo by Matt Hayes / CALS Read more