Gene-edited mushroom created by Penn State researcher is changing GMO dialogue
April 19, 2016
The term "genetically modified organism" is almost guaranteed to spark debate in the news and social media, on internet message boards and at the water cooler. Now, the work of a faculty researcher in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has generated a new wave of attention to the ongoing dialogue surrounding GMOs.
Blue and White Chips wins $7,500 Ag Springboard first place
April 15, 2016
Blue and White Chips, a team of two College of Agricultural Sciences student entrepreneurs who make and market naturally colorful blue-and-white potato chips to Penn State fans, won $7,500 and first place at the Ag Springboard student business pitch contest Thursday.
Crops vs. caterpillars
April 4, 2016
Plants employ several strategies to ward off hungry insects, but the insects fight those defenses with weapons of their own—many of which are in their saliva.
2015 Manure Expo to receive Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence
April 4, 2016
The 2015 North American Manure Expo, which was co-hosted by Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, is being recognized with the Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence, Pennsylvania's "highest honor bestowed upon businesses or organizations for environmental performance and innovation."