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Urban-rural food satisfaction, food security gaps show in new report

May 11, 2022
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Policy opinions revealed in Consumer Food Insights Report

April 13, 2022

As the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture reviews the Farm Bill, consumers shared their opinions on food and agriculture policy in a new survey. The third Consumer Food Insights Report from Purdue University offers insights into the popularity of specific policies and how opinions differ depending on a consumer’s income.

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Consumer Food Insights Report details consumer reaction to inflation

March 9, 2022

Consumers are managing inflation in food prices for now, but their expectations to experience future inflation increased from last month, according to this month’s Consumer Food Insights Report from Purdue University.

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NSF funds Purdue researcher’s study of fundamental signals between plants and their environment

February 18, 2022
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New report provides insight on consumer food spending, satisfaction, sustainability

February 15, 2022
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Purdue trustees approve $20 million greenhouse expansion

February 4, 2022

Today, the Purdue University Board of Trustees approved a $20 million allocation toward a phenotyping greenhouse facility. A component of Plant Sciences 2.0, one of the five strategic initiatives of Purdue’s Next Moves, the facility will expand opportunities for non-invasive sensor-based phenotyping and add nearly 5,000 square feet of greenhouse research space.

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First-of-its-kind estimate of the total number of tree species

January 31, 2022

One person can’t measure all the trees in the world, but when many people come together, a global view becomes possible. A worldwide collaboration of scientists has produced the first ground-sourced data estimate of the total number of tree species on Earth and found that more than 9,000 species have yet to be discovered.

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Contaminated leafy greens turn purple

January 21, 2022

Some might say you look a little green when you are sick. Leafy greens actually turn purple—although that’s not obvious to the human eye, it can be seen through advanced hyperspectral imaging. Purdue researchers discovered this color change (different than purple varieties of some vegetables) in kale and basil stressed by cadmium, a heavy metal toxic to human and animal health.

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Purdue research strengthens soybean’s potential in the plant-based protein market

January 18, 2022

Although most of the world’s soybean crop is fed to animals, a Purdue plant breeder thinks that soybean’s complete protein — it contains all eight amino acids essential for human health — makes it the logical choice for the plant-based meat increasingly making its way onto consumers’ tables.

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Multiscale imaging illuminates the big picture of plant protection

November 19, 2021

After decades in pursuit of plant cellular signaling, a researcher returns to questions raised by his early work — now equipped with advanced technology and the establishment of a $12.5 million institute.

In 1998, a Purdue University study challenged conventional thoughts about what triggered a plant’s response to infection and helped open the door to a new era of chemical signaling research. Now a scientist involved in that collaborative study hopes to answer the very questions his early research raised through a new National Science Foundation–Biological Integration Institute program.

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Detecting the disease resistance of a plant when it is only a seed

November 18, 2021

On the sometimes-foggy journey of following genetic traits to breed resilient plants, a newly identified gene lights the way to soybeans’ natural resistance to a devastating disease.

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Food and Beverage Industries’ COVID-19 Vulnerability Index goes live; experts available

October 26, 2021

The U.S. is facing supply chain disruptions as it enters the holiday season, and the impacts reach far beyond the delivery of gifts and ingredients for traditional meals. Purdue University experts are available to discuss supply chain disruptions and t…

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Improving soybeans reduces the cost to farmers and the environment

October 11, 2021

Instead of relying solely on nitrogen in the soil, soybeans and many other legumes can pull nitrogen from the air for their growth – a natural process that is environmentally friendly and also increases soil nitrogen levels for the next crop in rotation.
Plant science research at Purdue University has found a potential way to double soybean plants’ use of the process, called biological nitrogen fixation.

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Remote sensing, digital tech advance tools for precision forestry

October 1, 2021

Powerful partnerships among Purdue University’s colleges of agriculture, engineering and science will advance digital forestry tools to save time, money and achieve a deeper understanding of an important natural resource.

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Agronomy professor honored by Crop Science Society of America

September 16, 2021

The Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) has announced that Purdue professor Jianxin Ma is its 2021 Fellow Award Recipient. The annual award recognizes outstanding contributions to crop science through education, national and international service and research.

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Purdue fund expands scope to accept applications from startups in all agricultural disciplines

August 18, 2021

Entrepreneurs whose startups commercialize Purdue technology in any agricultural field are now eligible to apply for a Purdue fund’s semiannual competition.

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Summer research sows seeds of interest in agricultural sciences

July 2, 2021
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Purdue launches Next Moves initiatives

April 9, 2021

Purdue University on Friday (April 9) officially launched Purdue’s Next Moves – five new distinct strategic initiatives designed to advance the university’s competitive advantage in its continuing quest for leadership among the world’s top research and…

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