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Science Unites

Thursday, April 27, 2017

A video montage of international March for Science events portrays the budding of a global pro-science movement.

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March for Science Bangladesh

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The April 22 March for Science is gaining traction around the world, including Bangladesh.

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Fixing the Nitrogen Problem

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Are GMOs Good or Bad? Genetic Engineering & Our Food

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Breeding better beans with biotechnology

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Pamela Paparu explains her PEARL research to produce a root rot-resistant variety of the common beans that are an important subsistence crop in East Africa, and shares her experiences as a woman engaged in science in Uganda.

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I've got the gene for you! The science behind making parasite-resistant cattle

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

As African farmers suffer financial hardship from crop losses caused by climate change, scientists seek to reduce poverty through a genetic solution to sleeping sickness in cattle.

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GMO maize for Tanzania’s drought-stricken farmers

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Tanzania conducts its first-ever GMO field trial of a drought-tolerant maize that could help small-holder farmers successfully grow a crop, even when the rains don’t cooperate.

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Game Changers

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Meet the 2016 Cornell Alliance for Science Global Leadership Fellows as they discuss their commitment to help farmers and end world hunger through the tools of biotechnology.

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Championing Innovation on Ghanian Farms

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Ghana is a developing nation full of promise and a reputation to uphold as “The Gateway to Africa.” In this new Alliance for Science video,

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Hawaii GMO Papaya: Real Solutions, Real Lives

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

As the anti-GMO movement divides rural communities in Hawaii, farmers growing papayas genetically engineered to resist the ringspot virus have been caught in the middle.

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Jayne Raper's research to make disease resistant cattle in Africa

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

As African farmers suffer financial hardship from crop losses caused by climate change, scientists seek to reduce poverty through a genetic solution to sleeping sickness in cattle.

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Pioneer Salmon Video

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Though vilified by anti-GMO activists as dangerous, no human food has been more carefully scrutinized than the AquAdvantage® Salmon.

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Fund a Fellow Video

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Emotionally charged rhetoric influences far too many important scientific debates. It’s time for a change, and YOU can help the Cornell Alliance for Science reframe these key discussions.

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Farmers discuss obstacles to innovation in India

Friday, June 10, 2016

Currently, Indian farmers can access just one seed technology: Bt cotton. Agricultural leaders in India, like G.S. Mann and G. Sidhu, question why they can't use technologies available in the West.

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Farmers' Perspectives: Bt Brinjal in Bangladesh

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Bangladeshi farmers discuss their success growing Bt brinjal, a new variety of genetically modified eggplant that is resistant to the fruit and shoot borer pest.

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Alison Van Eenennaam: GMO Feed Safe for Animals Video

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

About 95 percent of all U.S. livestock eat GMO feed. This GMO feed, and the animals that consume it, are safe, says Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam,

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Ron Sass: Life is easier with GMO corn and soybeans video

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Ron Sass, a corn and soybean farmer from northeast Iowa, discusses how agricultural biotechnology has helped his family farm, and how it would benefit farmers in the developing world.

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Rose Gidado: Status of Agricultural Biotechnology in Nigeria

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Dr. Rose Gidado, Assistant Director of the National Biotechnology Development Agency, discusses the status of cassava and cowpea in Nigeria.

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The Diamondback Moth: Pest Control Without Pesticide

Friday, May 27, 2016

Tony Shelton discusses how the Oxitec Diamondback Moth could provide an innovative GMO solution to sustainable pest control—without the use of insecticide

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Climate Outlook - Dr. Chip H Fletcher Video

Friday, May 20, 2016

Dr. Chip H Fletcher talks about climate change's impact on Hawaii and the world.

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Pursuing a Dream: Tackling Climate Change and Soil Salinity

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Dr. Ashwani Pareek hopes to one day use technology to help farmers in his home village of Sambhar, and elsewhere in India, grow the traditional crops that they can no longer grow due to increasingly poor soil.

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Video: New hope for the American chestnut

Friday, April 29, 2016

Genetic engineers, and thousands of average citizens, are working together to restore the iconic American chestnut. 

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Video: Global Calculator Overview

Sunday, April 17, 2016

The Global Calculator is a free and interactive model of the world's energy, land and food systems that allows users to explore the options for reducing global emissions to 2050.

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Video: Precision Breeding Offers New Alternative to Dehorning Cattle

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Scientists have discovered a way of using precision breeding techniques to make hornless cattle.

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Video: Global Leadership Fellows

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

In Fall 2015, 25 emerging leaders from around the world came to Cornell University to participate in the inaugural Alliance for Science Global Leadership Fellows Program.

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Bt Eggplant: A new option for farmers in Bangladesh

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Bangladeshi farmers dreaming of a better life find hope in the successful field demonstrations of Bt brinjal — eggplant genetically engineered to resist destructive pests.

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Farm Babe Video: "It's important to talk to farmers, not Google"

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Michelle Miller aka FarmBabe & farmer, Doug Sass talk about Michelle's transition from city girl to a farmer and her efforts to promote a direct dialogue between farmers S& the public.

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Our Story Video

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Scientists, NGOs, journalists and concerned citizens from around the world who have come together to tell stories that restore the importance of scientific evidence in decision-making.

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Lysozyme Goat Research

Friday, September 4, 2015

UC Davis professor, Dr James Murray and PhD candidate, Lydia Garas discuss transgenic goat milk research that if approved, could help treat diarrheal infections and inflammatory bowel disease.

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Alianza para la Ciencias #GatesLetter La Gran Apuesta

Monday, February 2, 2015

En su carta anual este 2015, Bill y Melinda Gates, hacen una “Gran Apuesta” para los próximos 15 años: que debido a los avances en los sectores de la salud, agricultura, banca, y la educación, la vida de las personas viviendo en países pobres mejorará más rápido en estos 15 años que en cualquier otro momento en el pasado.

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Muungano wa Sayansi #GatesLetter Big Bet Challenge

Monday, January 26, 2015

Sisi katika Muungano wa sayansi ni azimio letu kwamba miaka kumi na tano kutoka sasa bioteknolojia za kilimo zinazokuzwa na wanasayansi wa sekta ya umma zitaleta maendeleo katika maisha ya watu duniani.

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Bill Nye Science Ally

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Bill Nye checked the science and changed his mind, choosing science over ideology. Thank him: #ScienceAlly. BE A SCIENCE ALLY! 

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New Technologies Solving Old Problems: The Return of the American Chestnut

Friday, December 5, 2014

Lecture given at Cornell University on October 21, 2014. Presented by William Powell, Co-Director of the American Chestnut Research & Restoration Project.

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Keith Kloor on How Cultural Brokers Shape the GMO Debate

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Journalist, Keith Kloor gives lecture on March 23rd, 2015 on Cornell Campus entitled "How Cultural Brokers Shape the GMO Debate".

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Protecting crops using genes from garlic and onions

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Dr. Sampa Das from the Division of Plant Biology, Bose Institute, India, discusses how her research team is using lectin from garlic to protect other crops from pests and diseases.

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Alliance for Science #GatesLetter Big Bet Challenge

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

In their 2015 Annual Letter, Bill and Melinda Gates make a "Big Bet" for the next 15 years: That thanks to breakthroughs in health, farming, banking, and education, the lives of people in poor countries will improve faster in the next 15 years than in any other time in history

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Obstacles to Accessing Agricultural Technology in India

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Two of the nation’s agricultural leaders, G.S. Mann and G. Sidhu, question why they can’t use technology available in the West, and argue for greater access based on their experience of higher yields and lower pesticide use with Bt cotton.

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Is Bill Nye, “The Science Guy,” Embracing GE Foods?

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Discover’s Keith Kloor recently reported that Bill Nye — the popular science commentator known as “The Science Guy” — has apparently changed his views on GE foods.

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Fighting Banana Bacterial Wilt in Uganda

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Banana Bacterial Wilt is a disease devastating East African Highland Banana crops. Using biotechnology, a team of scientists at the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) in Uganda have developed a banana variety that is resistant to Bacterial Wilt, offering the best hope for combatting the disease.

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Gates Notes: The Love Life of Plants

Friday, November 7, 2014

Bill Gates recently met with some researchers at Cornell University. Their work involves a lot of plant breeding. Because most of the world's poor people are farmers, helping farmers grow more food is one of the most powerful levers we have for fighting poverty. 

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Citrus Greening Disease - Can Biotechnology Help Save Citrus?

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Ricke Kress is the President of Southern Gardens Citrus. He talks about a new disease that is ravaging citrus operations in Florida and how biotechnology may be able to save our citrus.

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The Story of Rainbow Papaya - Why Public Sector Biotechnology Research Matters

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Dennis Gonsalves is a former Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor of Plant Pathology at Cornell University. He speaks about the story of Rainbow Papaya as an example of how public sector biotechnology research can be beneficial to farmers and consumers.

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Interview with Mark Lynas about anti-GMO campaigns and the potential for public-sector biotechnology

Thursday, October 30, 2014

We Interviewed Mark Lynas about misconceptions around molecular biology in plant breeding and about the potential benefits of using biotechnology to produce food with more benefits to farmers and consumers and less environmental consequences.

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Zero-Pesticide BT Eggplant Farming in Gazipur, Bangladesh

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Our Interview with Munsur Sarker who is growing BT Eggplant in Gazipur, Bangladesh as part of the crop's limited release. He describes how he's able to grow the crop without the use of harmful pesticides because of its resistance to insect pests.

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BT Cotton in India - The Farmer's Perspective

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Gurjeet Singh Mann owns Mann Farms based out of Sirsa, India. He describes his experiences with growing BT Cotton and the environmental benefits that have resulted after reducing pesticide use.

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Unbundled GMOs

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Treating GMOs as a bundled concept makes it difficult to evaluate them on a case by case basis. Zero tolerance towards GMOs prevents rational conversations. 

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