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April 4th, 2013
On March 15, MU hosted a panel of agricultural experts who discussed how the United States, and particularly its universities, can do more to promote food security in the developing world.
April 3rd, 2013
Childhood and adolescent obesity rates in the United States have increased dramatically in the past three decades. Being obese puts individuals at greater risk for developing Type 2 diabetes, a disease in which individuals have too much sugar in their blood. Now, University of Missouri researchers found vitamin D supplements can help obese children and teens control their blood-sugar levels, which may help them stave off the disease.
March 27th, 2013
Children affected with Menkes disease suffer from the inability to regulate copper intake through food consumption. MU Biochemistry researchers found young laboratory mice missing the ATP7A gene suffer characteristics similar to children with Menkes disease. The team found early intervention with a single dose of copper can negate the effects of the gene loss inRead more »
February 13th, 2013
In an effort to assist those affected MU, with the help of a $500,000 grant, will work to build partnerships with food pantries in the northeast and central parts of the state.
Midwest farmers have fallen on hard times due to the drought that began in 2010.
December 13th, 2012
The book is a how-to-guide for college and university educators preparing their own grant proposals.
A fruitful collaboration between students in different fields of science has earned their work a spot in the journal Nature.
Research on cost-efficient methods for hog farmers by MU extension swine specialist Marcia Shannon has recently received industry media attention for new developments.
November 30th, 2012
Fu-hung Hsieh of biological engineering and food science, along with Harold Huff of food engineering, have developed a soy-based chicken alternative that will now move to commercial production.
November 26th, 2012
MU food focus gets national stage.
November 1st, 2012
As part of the Feed the World program, families in zone-based agricultural systems in Uganda are supported to improve food security and increase income.
October 25th, 2012
A team of five food science students have developed the chocolate bar through every stage of the process, from chemistry to marketing, in collaboration with local Patric Chocolate.
Tiger Pantry has become the answer to a growing problem in hunger among students and employees of the university.
October 17th, 2012
Mizzou Advantage awarded researcher Shibu Jose a seed grant in 2010 to pursue a big idea for a biomass/biofuel corridor along the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, and his progress has been receiving media attention ever since. The recent news is a $5.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to analyze how various cropsRead more »
October 12th, 2012
Fresh ideas about how to improve life in cities will be offered up in lectures provided by influential Columbia residents at the TEDxCoMo event scheduled for Saturday at City Hall.
October 8th, 2012
This Mizzou Advantage project contributes to the Food for the Future area in a unique way: Investigators are finding new ways to grow and refine biomass in areas that won’t support traditional food crops.
Hunger in America, and its causes, consequences and possible solutions, will be the topic of a University of Missouri national symposium Oct. 17-19.
October 5th, 2012
Carbon nanotubes hold promise for industry but need monitoring, say researchers at MU and USGS.
Infectious bacteria received a taste of their own medicine from University of Missouri researchers who used viruses to infect and kill colonies of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, common disease-causing bacteria.
August 22nd, 2012
Mizzou Advantage researchers release studying about how college students view body image and nutrition.
July 3rd, 2012
Apigenin, a natural substance found in grocery store produce aisles, shows promise as a non-toxic treatment for an aggressive form of human breast cancer.
June 26th, 2012
Brenda and Tinaira are teaching a workshop in which students learn the importance of using biotechnology to reduce hunger as the world population continues to grow.
Chestnuts—we’ve all heard or sung about them roasting over an open fire, but what about brewed in beer, or ground for gluten-free flour?
While the impact of the 2011 flood in northwest Missouri will linger, researchers are using the unfortunate event as an opportunity to revisit research on planting crops after a flood.
Bradford Research Center will host two events to share the latest research and techniques for managing pests, improving yields and soil quality.
June 19th, 2012
Ground source energy is an endlessly renewable resource that is not dependent upon the wind blowing, the sun shining nor the burning of fossil fuels.
June 14th, 2012
An MU investigator is exploring how RNA could improve pharmaceuticals, agriculture and green energy.
In the future, table scraps could help power homes and businesses.
After 43 years with MU Extension, Bob Chapple is still advancing Missouri agriculture.
A University of Missouri researcher has found that children’s weight is associated with their math performance.
May 11th, 2012
Several CAFNR students spent the last few weeks cultivating, harvesting and delivering fresh vegetables to MU’s campus.
April 27th, 2012
Recently, MU unveiled its strategy for “One Mizzou.”
MU’s Melissa Mitchum and colleagues from other schools recently received a $466,000 grant to continue their research on protecting soybeans.
April 24th, 2012
A Mizzou Advantage program has won some national praise.
April 17th, 2012
Food experts say all aspects of government are needed to address food security and hunger. Deaton called for scientists to get involved, as well.
The alfalfa weevil hit the crop hard this spring, eating its way through the leaves of alfalfa with potential to ruin its forage value.
The Midwest Boar Stud Managers Conference in August will explain the newest advancements in academic and industry research to better manage male pigs.
CAFNR’s Food Pantry Nutrition Project is partnering researchers with eight mid-Missouri food pantries to improve nutrition.
April 10th, 2012
A University of Missouri research team is beginning a two-year study to determine best methods to reclaim flood plain land.
With the ability to better decipher DNA related to disease, a new program could help in the development of new medicines or breeding better crops.
March 26th, 2012
Faculty and students discussed the media’s affect on teenagers’ body image during a March 15 meeting.
Global hunger was the topic at the first Christopher “Kit” Bond Distinguished Lecture.
March 9th, 2012
MU researchers are studying a pesticide to determine if it could be made more efficient and safer for those living near, and working in, treated fields.
The symposium will focus on what the latest soybean research promises for food, health and energy concerns worldwide.
Float Your Boat for the Food Bank Cardboard Regatta is happening April 21 and all proceeds go toward supplying food to needy mid-Missourians.
A DNA-sequencing effort at MU hope to help create soybeans that are more productive, more disease tolerant and have improved nutritional quality.
MU’s Entrepreneurship Program helps Missouri farmers innovate and try out new things in agriculture.
Producers can learn the latest strategies to insure healthy summer pastures at Forage Systems Research Center’s summer pasture workshop March 19 at 1:30 p.m.
March 2nd, 2012
The symposium will span the Kingdoms of Life and will address both the generation and analysis of metagenomic data.
Eating behavior, food culture, diet and more will be discussed during the 8th annual Life Sciences & Society Symposium, “Food Sense,” at the University of Missouri on March 16-18.
February 28th, 2012
In recent decades, scientists have deciphered plants’ genetic codes piece-by-piece. Basic biological research on plant immunity has yielded a wealth of understanding as researchers learned how “receptors” within plant cells are able to recognize foreign pathogen proteins and then send out signals that lead to production of defense proteins.
February 22nd, 2012
An international research center co-directed by William Folk, Ph.D., biochemist, in the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and the School of Medicine, will study the medical effectiveness of the plant commonly called Sutherlandia.
A team of food scientists at the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources has been awarded a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to help MU students learn how to better detect and deal with contamination issues in the global food chain.
Research at the flood laboratory at the University of Missouri Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center (HARC), located at New Franklin, Mo., has found a practical solution to make flooded bottomlands economically productive again – cottonwood trees.
To help Missouri animal farmers go green and save money, a team made up of the University of Missouri (MU), Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA), Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR), the Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority (MASBDA), and EnSave, Inc., will partner to provide energy audits, loans, interest buy downs, rebates and grants to retrofit energy-saving equipment.
University of Missouri researchers, together with scientists at Missouri State University and the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, are investigating the genes that make Norton grapes resistant to fungal pathogens that can plague other varieties of wine grapes.
Elizabeth Fenner, a food science graduate student at the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, is finishing testing of an experimental ice cream that starts as one flavor then shifts to another before being swallowed.
Today, the Nepal interior economy is thriving because of a small, but significant, change in production technique. Families not only have food, but a surplus to sell for cash. Tourists flock to the area to sample the catch, bringing in more money. All that was needed was a little science from a University of Missouri aquatic ecologist.
Teng Teeh Lim recently received a $50,000 Mizzou Advantage grant to develop a computer model that allows large producers to use the size and other simple information about their swine or dairy farm to give them a better idea of the amount of emissions and what they can do to address odor or emission issues.
An MU project is partnering with nine pantries in the mid-Missouri area to help evaluate the success of several intervention strategies to collect and distribute healthier food.
Jeff Firman, a professor of poultry production and nutrition at the University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, has developed a new turkey diet that can save producers $13-25 per ton.
February 21st, 2012
MU researchers are studying ways to boost sorghum potential to brew not booze, but biofuel.
The University of Missouri’s Bradford Research and Extension Center is embarking on the university’s first nationally funded organic farming research project.
Tim Reinbott is creating a system where food grown at Bradford is served by Campus Dining and then food waste travels back to Bradford to make compost.
With help from a new genetic device, animal breeders may soon be building betters cows that produce more and better beef and tastier profits.
With the help of two grants totaling more than $14 million from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, research teams led by the University of Missouri and Texas A&M University will focus on developing methodologies to breed cattle that more efficiently utilize feed and that are more resistant to Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD).
Researchers at the University of Missouri may someday be able to help ranchers identify cattle that mysteriously have the ability to gain weight while eating less.
Gene Stevens, an extension associate professor in the Division of Plant Sciences at the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, University of Missouri, is using a staple of Midwestern farms, center-pivot irrigation, to develop a new way of growing rice.
A multi-disciplinary team at the Bradford Research Center will explore the best management practices for a three-year organic transition phase.
Thanks to the work of researchers at Dow AgroSciences, who have been collaborating with a University of Missouri researcher, a new weapon may be on the horizon to eliminate superweeds
A research team, led by plant scientists at the University of Missouri, has created a soybean variant that produces oil that does not have to be hydrogenated before going into food – adding no trans-fat.
Grade A Missouri maple syrup can be had right here in Boone County. Rich Guyette, professor of forestry at MU, has been harvesting, boiling and bottling the sweet stuff for the last 36 years on his property near the Baskett Wildlife Research and Education Center.
Can farmers reduce a gas thought to contribute to global warming and increase production simply by adopting a new tillage practice? A research agronomist at the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources thinks he has found the way.
Starting in 1999, an interdisciplinary team of an MU researchers revolutionized the raising of dairy cattle in Missouri, saving the industry and turning it into a lucrative market for Missouri farmers in the process.
Two drought simulators designed to test the effects of water deficiency on crops are now operational at the University of Missouri’s Bradford Research and Extension Center east of Columbia.
A food company will use Mizzou research to launch a new product that not only tastes like chicken, but chews like it, too.
February 15th, 2012
Three farms in Missouri are breaking ground to cultivate black truffles with the help of an MU researcher
December 28th, 2011
In 2011, 20/20 Columbia proved that great ideas taste even better when they’re delivered fast and fresh. Now, the project is ringing in 2012 with a new website that features videos of past presentations.
December 6th, 2011
As public debate about global warming, pollution, water shortages and the organic movement intensifies, issues about food are often at the center of the controversy. For journalists, explaining how food is grown and why it matters means first understanding the science, then making it relevant.
October 7th, 2011
Trenton, Mo., native Eric Hoffman has a new method for feeding cows – a rotation-based grazing system.
Pumping up the nutrition of ice cream might be easier than cutting consumption.
With help from MU professionals, teenager Teyonna Ruppert is trying to buck the fast food culture trend.
Seekers of new knowledge need to look in the right places. Humanities research is a good place to start.
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