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Keeping Safety First in the Global Food Supply

Tuesday, January 10th, 2023

Those of us at the consumer end of the food production chain don’t necessarily think about food safety much.

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The Wonder & Future of Wildlife Conservation

The Wonder and Future of Wildlife Conservation

Monday, January 9th, 2023

Rob Swihart, professor of wildlife ecology, was just a kid having fun exploring the backwoods when he encountered a rat snake eating a nestling chipmunk.

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Undergraduate Research: A Study of Outcomes

Monday, January 9th, 2023

Purdue’s College of Agriculture encourages students to have at least one “transformational experience” through its CATE (College of Agriculture Transformational Experiences) program. One facet of CATE is pursuing original research as an undergraduate. In this article, we’ll meet six students, learn how they got involved in research, and discover how their experience has shaped them and informed their future plans.

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Stopping a Cereal Killer

Wednesday, June 15th, 2022

The spots first appeared on the Wappels’ farm in September 2018, late in the growing season. Eric Wappel snapped photos of corn leaves flecked with constellations of tiny, black bumps. A third-generation grower, Wappel was familiar with the symptoms of gray leaf spot and northern corn leaf blight on the 9,000 acres he farms with his father and brother outside San Pierre in northwest Indiana. This, he did not recognize.

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Purdue Extension: Partner for Rural Health

Wednesday, June 15th, 2022

The United States spends more on healthcare than any other nation in the world, doubling that of other developed nations.

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Meet the New Meat

Wednesday, June 15th, 2022

As consumers explore the array of options available to them in grocery aisles, some are trying new meat alternatives, from plant based brands such as Beyond and Impossible to updated takes on the traditional veggie burger. These novel options may be just the start of a new wave of alternative proteins, born in the laboratory and coming soon to a grocery aisle near you.

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Join the team to halt harmful species

Monday, November 15th, 2021

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A Good Teacher Can Change Everything

Thursday, April 29th, 2021

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