Stories From May 2016

May 18, 2016

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.

May 17, 2016

Soil safety tips from Extension expert

How to minimize your risk of dangerous toxic metals or other contaminants in your urban garden, courtesy of NC Cooperative Extension and NC State assistant professor Matt Polizzotto.

May 17, 2016

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.

May 17, 2016

Gould discusses new report on GE 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.

May 16, 2016

The new textiles

For most of the 20th century the textile industry was a key economic sector in North Carolina. But trade and technology have caused significant changes, with the industry less than half the size it was 20 years ago. But some changes might have textiles looking up in the future, says NC State University economist Mike Walden.

May 13, 2016

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.

May 13, 2016

Spring Time…Leadership Time!

The lessons in planting a garden and how it can relate to your leadership journey

May 13, 2016

Book Recommendation-May

This month’s highlighted leadership book is “Die Empty” by Todd Henry. This book will make you think about how you view your life and work.

May 13, 2016

CALS Leadership Programs Updates

A review of the CALS Leadership Programs for 2016

May 12, 2016

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.