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Iowa researchers seek to transform nation's energy landscape

posted on January 22, 2016 at 2:50 PM

Expecting a baby with the new year, Iowa State University engineering doctoral student Marty Haverly has been thinking a lot about the climate challenges future generations face. Full Story

Market to Market (May 9, 2014)

posted on May 9, 2014 at 7:16 PM

Market to Market (May 9, 2014)
Full Program: An international team of scientists works to eradicate a disease capable of decimating poultry in developing nations. Scientists and the Obama Administration release some dire predictions on the impact of climate change. Market analysis with Sue... Full Story

USDA Seeks Secure Health of Swine Population

posted on September 27, 2013 at 2:43 PM

USDA Seeks Secure Health of Swine Population
In the wake of the outbreaks of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome, or PRRS, USDA is making efforts to secure the health of the nation’s swine population through the development of new vaccines. Full Story

World Food Prize Goes To 3 Biotech Scientists

posted on June 21, 2013 at 12:14 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The World Food Prize Foundation on Wednesday took the bold step of awarding this year's prize to three pioneers of plant biotechnology whose work brought the world genetically modified crops. The private nonprofit... Full Story

Market to Market (May 4, 2012)

posted on May 4, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Market to Market (May 4, 2012)
Full Program: Midwest growers step up the pace of spring planting. Lawmakers ponder sweeping reforms in the next Farm Bill. And scientists advocate a multifaceted attack in the war on weeds. Market analysis with Don Roose. Full Story

Purdue Gets $5M Global Warming Crop-Research Grant

posted on July 1, 2011 at 12:07 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind (AP) - Purdue University scientists have won a $5 million federal grant to help corn and soybean farmers adapt to the various climate change scenarios global warming is forecast to bring in the coming decades. Full Story

'Super' Wheat to Boost Food Security

posted on June 10, 2011 at 2:06 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Scientists say they're close to producing new "super varieties" of wheat that will resist a virulent fungus while boosting yields up to 15 percent, potentially easing a deadly threat to the world's food supply. Full Story

Scientists question claims in biotech letter

posted on April 1, 2011 at 3:04 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The widespread Internet posting of a letter by a retired Purdue University researcher who says he has linked genetically modified corn and soybeans to crop diseases and abortions and infertility in livestock has raised... Full Story

Researchers Say Wind Turbines May Benefit Crops

posted on December 23, 2010 at 1:12 PM

AMES, Iowa — The wind turbines that have been popping up across Iowa may be good for the corn and soybean fields that surround them, according to an Iowa State University researcher who collected data from fields around the turbines last summer. Full Story

Scientists: We've Cracked Wheat's Genetic Code

posted on August 27, 2010 at 4:08 PM

LONDON (AP)— British scientists have decoded the genetic sequence of wheat — one of the world's oldest and most important crops — a development they hope could help breed better strains of the global food staple. Full Story

US Top Scientists Urge Coal, Oil Use Penalties

posted on May 21, 2010 at 5:05 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ditching its past cautious tone, the nation's top scientists urged the government Wednesday to take drastic action to raise the cost of using coal and oil to slow global warming. Full Story

Iowa State Scientist Reacts to Food, Inc.

posted on April 18, 2010 at 3:04 PM

Ultimately, viewer impression of Food, Inc may be shaped more by personal bias, than by the information in the program. Full Story

Scientist Look To Tobacco For Biofuel

posted on March 26, 2010 at 3:03 PM

RICHMOND, Va (AP) — Some researchers say an age-old cash crop long the focus of public health debate could be used to help solve the nation's energy crisis, by genetically modifying the tobacco leaf for use as a biofuel. Full Story

Scientists Turn Stem Cells Into Pork

posted on January 21, 2010 at 11:01 AM

LONDON (AP) — Call it pork in a petri dish — a technique to turn pig stem cells into strips of meat that scientists say could one day offer a green alternative to raising livestock, help alleviate world hunger, and save some pigs their bacon. Full Story

University of Idaho Scientists Develop Weed Control Program

posted on August 7, 2009 at 8:08 PM

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOISE, Idaho -- The University of Idaho says researchers have developed a computer program to help Pacific Northwest growers better choose herbicides to control weeds and prevent crop damage. Full Story
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