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Jun 2017
In 2004, Auburn University was invited by the UN World Food Programme (WFP) to create a replicable model to educate and mobilize college students in the fight against hunger. In partnership with WFP, Auburn designed a whole-of-university approach that included a grassroots student action and advocacy platform, as well as an academic agenda of teaching, research, and outreach.

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Jul 2017
Thought For Food is an annual competition to catalyze university students from all fields of study around the world to learn more about the complex challenges of food security and to inspire them to channel their passions and creativity towards developing new ideas that make a difference.

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Jun 2017
A team of breeders and geneticists at Kansas State University’s Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Applied Wheat Genomics and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), are using DNA markers to predict important traits for bread wheat, such as dough strength and loaf volume.

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Jul 2017
Programming for Nutritionally Yours aims to educate the citizens of Louisiana about the positive benefits of making healthy nutritional choices, how to expand their food dollar and how to prepare food safely.

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Jul 2017
University of Minnesota Extension SNAP-Ed helps nearly 40,000 people make healthy food choices via 281 partnerships.

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Jul 2017
The Cornell Alliance for Science believes the best way to change minds and policies is to change the conversation. Through international training, multimedia, and outreach programs, the Cornell Alliance for Science is seeking to bring science and evidence into the contentious conversation around agricultural biotechnology.

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Jul 2017
In regions across the globe, women in agriculture have less access to resources and opportunities than their male counterparts. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) estimates that closing the gender gap by ensuring women have the same access as men to resources would increase yields by 30 percent, feeding an additional 150 million people.

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Jul 2017
Thanks to North Carolina State University, several U.S. growers have been able to use grafted tomato plants to return land plagued by bacterial wilt to production. And a new project promises to give growers even more choices.

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Jul 2017
Follow the Tomato, a service-learning course offered through the College of Social Work, is a class offered to students interested in learning about food security issues and the social, economic, health, and environmental consequences related to the food system.

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Jul 2017
The Ohio State University’s Global One Health initiative is the result of a deliberate strategy to improve lives by recognizing connections and breaking down silos, internally and externally. Ohio State’s collaborations incorporate a One Health philosophy that integrates individuals and organizations for optimizing the health of humans, animals and the environment.

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