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A global challenge requires a world leader

Kansas State University already is a global leader among universities for our research in animal health, plant science and food safety and food security. Now we're using our expertise to support the world's food systems.


Spring heat more damaging to wheat than fall freeze, study finds
A team of researchers including a Kansas State University professor has released results of a study that measures the effects of climate change on wheat yields, findings that may have implications for future wheat breeding efforts worldwide.

Report finds mandatory COOL causes meat industry, consumer losses
Agricultural economists Glynn Tonsor and Ted Schroeder from Kansas State University and Joe Parcell from the University of Missouri completed a report for the U.S. government that found no evidence of meat demand increases for MCOOL covered products — those products sold at retail locations such as supermarkets. Because general meat demand has not increased, and the meat industry as a whole has experienced lower quantities and higher costs to implement the additional labeling procedures, MCOOL has led to net economic losses.

Food science expert explains why listeria is showing up more often in food recalls
Listeria has been the reason for 16 recalls in two months, in products not typically associated with the bacteria. A Kansas State University food science expert explains why the foodborne pathogen is appearing in different products.

Kansas State University awards $500,000 to boost global food systems research by faculty
Kansas State University has awarded $500,000 to faculty who are taking on some of the world's food challenges created by a rapidly increasing population.


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