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Friday, April 25, 2014

Researcher with NIFA roots garners international prize

One of America’s most renowned agricultural researchers, Jorge Dubcovsky, a man who has already collected two of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s top honors, has now earned international recognition with the Wolf Prize in Agriculture.

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Insects for Dinner? Potential Tool in the Toolkit to Achieve Global Food Security

As we work toward addressing issues such as food security, climate change, food safety, sustainable energy and childhood obesity, we might have to start thinking outside the box to find viable solutions. Incorporating insects on the dinner plate is just one small step in this direction, but it might lead to big outcomes around the world.

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Royal tell-all: Queen’s affairs dictate hive health

Researchers investigate the effects of four naturally-occurring stressors: mating number, nutrition, virus infection, and environmental toxins on queen and worker bee physiology, behavior, and social interactions.