Stories From May 2016
To Print a Plant
If NC State University’s Ross Sozzani and Tim Horn are right, three-dimensional bioprinting of plants could help push forward the field of plant improvement in a revolutionary way, allowing for the kind of improved yields needed to feed a fast-growing world population.
Ag and agbiz worth $84 billion in NC
Agriculture and agribusiness – food, fiber and forestry — make up an $84 billion-a-year industry in North Carolina, contributing one-sixth of the state’s income and employees, according to the latest figures from NC State University economist Mike Walden.
Student Spotlight: Farm Life, Big City
Recent graduate Morgan Malone found an agriculture career path inside a bustling state capital.
No junk-food diet
New research from North Carolina State University’s Department of Entomology finds that bees in urban areas stick to a flower-nectar diet, steering clear of processed sugars found in soda and other junk food.
Gould discusses genetically engineered crops
As the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine release the report “Genetically Engineered Crops: Experience and Prospects,” the chair of the authoring committee says that NC State University can become a model for conducting advanced, trusted research in GE crop development.
Microbiomes take center stage
As the White House launches a national microbiome initiative, NC State announces a major upcoming conference and funding of related research.
Edible Plants Coming to Greenway
Edible plantings are in planning stages for campus trails, thanks to an innovative collaboration involving the Department of Horticultural Sciences. The project will be both a healthy eating resource and an educational tool.
Smart Research Keeps Produce Fresh
SmartFresh, an innovative product that helps extend the life of produce, is one of the most successful licensed technologies to come out of NC State research.
Destination: Down under
Helping feed a hungry world has long been graduating senior Austin Wrenn’s goal. But little did he know how much his experiences in growing food in controlled environments would relate to his new job — or that the job would take him to Australia.
Animal Science alum keeps peace on campus
Jeanne Miller puts her animal science degree to use in a way she had never imagined as an undergrad: she now patrols campus as a senior officer with the Mounted Unit of the NC State University Police Department.