Tradition Meets Innovation

November 18, 2022 | Guest Author

Kristen Sargent, CALS Magazine Fall 2022  | Fueled by their father’s passion for agriculture, Ruthie and DJ Stokes are keeping a family promise: do what you love. The fourth-generation farmers have found common ground in supporting producers back home and feeding a growing population....

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Modesta Abugu in a Sweetpotato field in Clinton, NC. Photo credit: Simon Fraher, NC State University.

Modesta Abugu: Improving Sweetpotato Flavor for Nutrition Security

October 7, 2022 | Guest Author

Brandon Hopper, October 7, 2022  | Ph.D. student Modesta Abugu is researching flavor compounds in sweetpotatoes with a goal of increasing consumption and improving global nutrition security....

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Jabeen Ahmad in lab with colleagues

Blog: Archea, Microbial Superheroes?

September 27, 2022 | Guest Author

Jabeen Ahmad, September 27, 2022 | Food insecurity is a concern now and in the future. Globally, the United Nations estimates that about 690 million people are food insecure. By the year 2050, the world population is expected to reach nine billion people, requiring food supplies to double. ...

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NC State part of $26 million grant to study microbiomes

September 7, 2022 | Guest Author

Heidi Reid, September 7, 2022 | NC State is taking part in the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Precision Microbiome Engineering (PreMiEr) to research genetically engineered microbiomes. ...

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Exploring the Social, Ethical Sides of Microbiome Engineering

September 7, 2022 | Guest Author

Nash Dunn, September 7, 2022 | At NSF center, NC State to Lead Research on Societal and Ethical Implications of Emerging Technologies...

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Fred Gould, photo by Christopher Michel_color

Researchers Propose New Framework for Regulating Engineered Crops

September 1, 2022 | Guest Author

Mick Kulikoswki, September 1, 2022 | A Policy Forum article published today in Science calls for a new approach to regulating genetically engineered (GE) crops, arguing that current approaches for triggering safety testing vary dramatically among countries and generally lack scientific merit – particularly as advances in crop breeding have blurred the lines between conventional breeding and genetic engineering....

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GES Center Co-Director Jennifer Kuzma. Photo by Marc Hall

NC State to Research Implications of Engineered Microbiomes with New NSF Center Grant

August 10, 2022 | Guest Author

Deborah Strange, August 10, 2022 | NC State University is part of a five-year, $26 million National Science Foundation center researching microbiome engineering....

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A photo of the landscape on the Galapagos Islands. Hills are made up of volcanic rock and are interspersed with small bodies of water.

NC State Brings Expertise, Interdisciplinarity to Galapagos Consortium

July 29, 2022 | Guest Author

Deborah Strange, July 29, 2022 | In joining the International Galapagos Science Consortium, NC State bolsters its current research and service on the archipelago....

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¿Será la edición génica una alternativa de corto plazo para hacer frente a la subida de precios de alimentos?

July 26, 2022 | Guest Author

Gonzalo Muñoz y Mike Jones, March 29, 2022 | La edición génica es la metodología más reciente y por lo tanto es necesario crear nuevos marcos regulatorios, patentes y licenciamientos....

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Photos of Jason Delborne and Katie Barnhill-Dilling

NC State University Awarded BioMADE Funding to Advance U.S. Bioindustrial Manufacturing by Educating Future Workers

March 3, 2022 | Guest Author

With a new project funded by BioMADE — led by professor Gary Gilleskie — NC State will help train the workforce needed to advance bioindustrial manufacturing in the U.S....

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NC State receives USDA/NIFA grant to evaluate societal impacts and foster sustainability of GE and nanotech in agriculture

February 11, 2022 | Patti Mulligan

February 10, 2022 | Khara Grieger, together with GES Co-director Jennifer Kuzma, will lead a $650,000 project that will support the responsible development of novel agrifood technologies to contribute to more sustainable food and ag systems. ...

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Two Professors Named 2021 AAAS Fellows

January 26, 2022 | Guest Author

Delborne and Watzin are recognized for their “scientifically and socially distinguished achievements.”...

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Photo of farmer by two piles of potatos - on the left, larger GM potatos, and on the right, smaller farmer preferred variety.

Blog: Considerations for developing GMO crops around the world

November 10, 2021 | Guest Author

Agriculture is changing and so are the technologies needed to improve it. Scientists should be allowed to develop genetically modified (GM) crops to provide options for smallholder farmers who depend on a successful harvest for their livelihood. That position was highlighted in a panel discussion featuring biotechnology leaders at the Genetics Engineering and Society colloquium organized by the third cohort of the AgBioFEWs fellowship. The question that informed this colloquium was, who makes the decision on which GM crops are developed around the world?...

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Khara Grieger to Co-lead Knowledge Transfer Efforts for New $25 million Phosphorus Research Center

October 8, 2021 | Guest Author

October 8, 2021 | Khara Grieger will co-lead Knowledge Transfer efforts between researchers and stakeholders for NC State’s new $25 million NSF STEPS Center....

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Blog: We must do better…

June 11, 2020 | Todd Kuiken

Todd Kuiken, June 11, 2020 | The following reflection was part of a special GES colloquium held on June 5, 2020, discussing the new USDA regulations on GM crops. Which was held in the midst of national protests against police brutality. They are my personal reflections in support of #blacklivesmatter and the systemic racism and inequalities seen throughout our institutions....

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