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News and Communication Services and K-State Research and Extension develop Kansas State University-centric stories that relate to the Global Food Systems Initiative. Visit our news archives for more about Kansas State University's role in global food systems. 

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Safeguarding U.S. wheat: Kansas State University researchers staying ahead of wheat blast disease
Good science and a little bit of luck has helped scientists keep wheat blast from infecting U.S. fields

Genetics help fish thrive in toxic environments, collaborative study finds
The Atlantic molly lives in toxic water full of hydrogen sulfide from natural oil deposits and volcanic activity environments.

Study: Medium chain fatty acids protect pigs from deadly disease
Kansas State University researchers have proven that when swine feed contains medium chain fatty acids, those pigs will be able to fend off the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus.

K-State plant pathologist to discuss plant health and agricultural pathogens
Jim Stack will give a public lecture at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, in the K-State Union's Little Theater.

Study: Millennials say one thing, but do another when choosing chocolate
Only 14 percent of  millennials selected chocolate with ethical or social factors labeling -- such as organic, Rainforest Alliance Certified, non-GMO and Fair Trade.

Producers focus on herd sire selection
Cattle producers need to evaluate their current herd performance attributes, and consider where they are performing adequately as well as areas of needed improvement.

Kansas State University research offers new hope for saving runt pigs
Scientists are looking at how piglets grow during their mother's pregnancy, hoping to save the smallest in the litter.

Study: Growing produce in high tunnels reduces losses, extends shelf life
Researchers at Kansas State University Olathe are reporting reduced losses and longer shelf life in produce grown in high tunnels, compared to open fields.

Convenience for families: Experts share healthy slow-cooker tips
The slow cooker offers way to incorporate many ingredients that are packed with nutrients.

Diagnostic research, vaccine work are key to controlling Zika virus outbreak
Biosecurity Research Institute director says research is crucial to combating the mosquito-borne virus.

Engineering extension awarded grant for energy-related services
University partners with the Kansas Corporate Commission to offer no-cost energy audits and more to small businesses and agriculture producers.

NSF CAREER award supports researcher's cyber-physical systems work
Pavithra Prabhakar's research will help to develop better transportation, health care and energy systems.

Emojis may help reduce waste by measuring kids' emotional response to food
Sensory analysis researchers at Kansas State University Olathe believe the icons may reduce the amount of food thrown away during school lunches.

Kansas State University ranks No. 25 in 'best value' food science degree program
College Values Online publishes the list, which considers tuition, financial aid, return on investment and number of degrees offered.

NSF awards grant extension to continue develop of high-throughput measurement of plant traits
The National Science Foundation has given a big thumbs up to Kansas State University research on determining the most promising plant traits to help increase food production.


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