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Cornell University to receive 400k for update of nematode research facilities
In a visit to the Nematode Quarantine laboratory at Cornell University last Friday, US Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, announced a commitment of $400,000 from the USDA for the upgrades to the facilities and equipment.
National Potato Council awards scholarship to Adrienne Gorny for nematode research
Adrienne Gorny, a fourth-year doctoral student in Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology at Cornell University, is the recipient of the 2017-2018 NPC Academic Scholarship.
Pepsico confirms ambitious new GHG emission targets are in line with keeping global warming below two degrees Celcius
PepsiCo has today confirmed that its ambitious new target for greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction has been verified and approved by the Science Based Targets Initiative as being in line with what climate science says is necessary to keep global warming below two degrees Celsius.
Big Idaho Potato Truck wins PR award for putting the truck on a barge in New York City
The Big Idaho® Potato Truck has been making heads turn for six years. The splash it made in NYC in August 2016 was so big it earned the 6-ton spud the prestigious Bulldog Reporter's Silver Award for Best Special Event.
Potato Chip manufacturer Wise Foods faces Class Action Lawsuit for alleged excessive slack-fill
Bags of Wise potato chips contain vastly more empty space than they do actual product, according to a recently filed class action lawsuit in the United States.
Rapper Fabolous claims his own Rap Snacks Potato Chips Flavor: 'New York Deli Cheddar'
Brooklyn rapper Fabolous is the latest artist to land his own flavor of Rap Snacks potato chips.
PepsiCo Wants to Sell Healthy Food, Consumers Want Chips
Pepsico is a company pulled in two different directions. Chief executive Indra Nooyi has vowed to turn the maker of Fritos, Cheetos, Lay’s and Pepsi into a health juggernaut. But while consumers say they want to eat healthy, often what they really want is chips.
Method developed to predict root mass of shrubs may be helpful for potato crop as well
Scientists at Cornell University have developed an electric capacitance measurement that is able to predict the root mass of shrubs and trees. What's more, they hint it may helpful for tubers and root crops as well
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Cornell University receives state grant to upgrade Golden Nematode Lab
Cornell University receives $1.2 million of new state funding to upgrade the Federal Golden Nematode Lab
PepsiCo Launches 2025 Sustainability Agenda
PepsiCo, Inc. has announced an ambitious global sustainability agenda designed to foster continued business growth in a way that responds to changing consumer and societal needs.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016