You Decide: Is There a New Debate Over Capitalism Vs. Socialism?
The way a country shapes it's economy molds it's future. What are the pros and cons of different economies, and what impacts can they have?
Cities as Study Proxies for Climate Change
Cities can serve as useful proxies to study and predict the effects of climate change, according to a North Carolina State University research review that tracks urbanization’s effects on plant and insect species.
Podcast: Pesticide Resistance Arms Race
In a recent NC State podcast, CALS' Fred Gould discusses the rising rate of pesticide resistance and what can be done to protect crops and human health from resistant pests. In sharing his perspective, Gould draws on a recent Science journal review article he co-wrote with NC State experts in agricultural and resource economics and science and technology policy.
New Plant Sciences Research Projects Taking Shape
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences researchers and their partners near and far ramp up interdisciplinary plant research. Case in point: Researchers from NC State and three Danish universities have been working together to better understand plant-microbe interactions.
AgPack Strong: A Family Affair
Ag Institute grad Jeremiah Jones raises Animal Welfare Approved free-range hogs; grows and processes his own feed; operates a non-GMO soybean processing facility for local farmers and is president of the North Carolina Natural Hog Growers Association. We caught up with Jeremiah and his wife Jessica (also a CALS grad) to learn more about their family farm and why they love what they do.
Economic Perspective: Will Kids Earn More Than Their Parents?
A staple of the American dream was that the next generation would earn more than their parents, but does that adage still ring true?
Economic Perspective: Supermarket Wars
The supermarket chain Kroger recently closed all of it's stores in the Triangle region. Does this reflect anything about the region?
Student Spotlight: Researching Autism and Grief
Temple Grandin's recent lecture at NC State not only relates to Danielle Pennington's personal life, but also informs her research at NC State, which is focused on autism and grief. We spoke with this AHS student about her goals, autism and Grandin’s visit.
Louws Steps Up As Head of CALS’ Department of Horticultural Sciences
Frank J. Louws has been named head of the Department of Horticultural Science in NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Research: Simple Cockroach Control Method Lowers Respiratory Health Risks
NC State entomologist Coby Schal and a Tulane University epidemiologist work together to understand and lower the risk cockroaches pose to urban children’s health.