Category: The Big Picture

Farmer Interview: Groundswell chats with Evangeline Sarat On Living Wages

Sweetland Farm, in Trumansburg, NY has been in operation for 10 years. In 2015 owner/farmer Evangeline Sarat decided to start paying  her employees a living wage. Groundswell Director Elizabeth Gabriel sat down with Evangeline to talk about how she came to the decision to offer living wages, and how she is making it work on her farm. READ MORE

Video: Farmers who produce their own energy

This video, produced by Conservation Bridge, features farmers Don Jensen of Lawnhurst Farms and Chip Bailey of K.C. Orchards, who are aiming for sustainability by producing their own energy. For more information, see the Cornell Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture. Cornell Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture, Video Copyright © 2016 Cornell University. […]

Category: The Big Picture

Cornell receives $4.8 million to genetically engineer eggplant for Bangladesh, Philippines

From the Cornell Chronicle: To strengthen capacity to develop and disseminate genetically engineered eggplant in Bangladesh and the Philippines, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded Cornell a $4.8 million, three-year cooperative grant. The award supports USAID’s work under Feed the Future, the U.S. government’s global initiative to fight hunger and improve food […]

Category: Food & Eating

Eating green could be in your genes, Cornell research says

From the Cornell Chronicle: Could there be a vegetarian gene? Cornell researchers describe a genetic variation that has evolved in populations that have historically favored vegetarian diets, such as in India, Africa and parts of East Asia. A different version of this gene (called an allele) adapted to a marine diet was discovered among the […]