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May 8 marks the 102nd anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act of 1914, which established the Cooperative Extension System, a partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the land-grant universities.
Sonny Ramaswamy speech, “Synergy of science and communications to sustainably solve the nine billion problem," at the Entomological Society of America 2015 Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Nov. 16, 2015
Since the economic downturn of 2008, sufficient access to healthy foods has been a serious problem for many Americans. As a result, more than 17 million households confront hunger throughout the year while more than 12 million children are obese.