Category: The Big Picture

Zero Food Waste Write-a-Thon

Announcement from multiple organizations: Zero Food Waste Write-a-Thon Thursday, November 9, at 5 PM – 6 PM Tatkon Center on North Campus at Cornell Did you know that Americans discard 40% of the United States’ food supply every year? Join upper-level students in learning about food waste and the legislative system. Participants will learn how […]

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Movie and Q&A: Food Evolution

From Cinemapolis: FOOD EVOLUTION Wednesday, October 25th at 7 pm BUY TICKETS featuring Q & A w/ scientists from Boyce Thompson Institute & Cornell University co-presented by BTI and the Cornell Alliance for Science From Academy Award®-nominated director Scott Hamilton Kennedy and narrated by esteemed science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson, Food Evolution Movie is set […]

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Category: Food & Eating

Cornell Botanical Gardens Invites Members to Herb-Themed Cocktail Party

From the Cornell Botanic Gardens mailing list: Booze and Botany: A Garden Cocktail Party Cornell Botanic Gardens invites its members to a special herb-themed cocktail party. Join today, and meet us in the gardens for an evening featuring drinks and savory hors d’oeuvres made with fresh herbal ingredients. Guests will mingle among six stations, where they […]

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Summer Webinar Series: Scaling Up

From the Cornell Small Farms Program newsletter: “Summer Webinar Series: Scaling up! How to Determine If, When, How, and How Much? Do you provide support to beginning farmers? This Summer webinar series is for you! This summer, one Wednesday per month, the Cornell Small Farms Program will facilitate a lunchtime webinar featuring small farm specialists. For the next webinar, […]

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Study: Modern European genes may favor vegetarianism

by Krishna Ramanujan This article originally appeared in the Cornell Chronicle. A Cornell study, published May 26 in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution, describes how shifts in diets in Europeans after the introduction of farming 10,000 years ago led to genetic adaptations that favored the dietary trends of the time. Before the Neolithic revolution that […]

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Innovations in Food Systems: Feeding a Growing World

Announcement from Cornell: Innovations in Food Systems: Feeding a Growing World Wednesday, June 7, 2017 Cornell University Biotechnology Building G10 The CTL Partnership Forum entitled “Innovations in Food Systems: Feeding a Growing World” will bring together leaders from industry, the investment community, and academia to explore current topics and trends in agriculture and animal production […]

Category: Food & Eating

Distilling Workshop at Cornell

Cornell University Two-Day Distilling Workshop – Spring Session 2017 Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 9:30am to 4:30pm Stocking Hall, Cornell University Food Science Center Ithaca, NY 14853-7201 CARL’s Distilling Workshop Program in the USA is the original distilling workshop, now in its 20th year.   The Distilling Workshop is a two-day comprehensive primer with distillation […]

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Anabel’s Grocery strives to stem food inequity at Cornell

A new grocery store will open on Cornell’s campus in an attempt to stem food inequity at Cornell, according to a press release from Cornell. At Cornell, more than 20 percent of students admit to skipping meals due to financial constraints. “We ran through a lot of ideas, such as food pantries, subsidized meal swipe programs, meal […]

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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 […]