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Zachary Jones in corn field talking with another man.

Feb 26, 2016

Block that pollen

Research at North Carolina State University has identified “pollen blockers” in corn that can prevent organic corn from being pollinated by genetically modified (GM) plants. The findings could aid more rapid and efficient production of organic corn with reduced risk of contamination from genetically engineered traits. 

Feb 26, 2016

Preparing tomorrow’s plant sciences work force

The North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative at NC State will help prepare a new generation of students for today's and tomorrow's increasingly interdisciplinary agriculture and life sciences workplaces. Find out more in this YouTube video. 

Feb 15, 2016

Plant Sciences Initiative: Benefiting animal agriculture

The Plant Sciences Initiative at NC State University will be important not just for crop production in North Carolina but also for the animal industries that depend on crops for safe, nutritious, affordable feed. Learn more from this YouTube video. 

Feb 8, 2016

New day in North Carolina agriculture heralded at joint foundations meeting

The fall joint meeting luncheon of the N.C. Agricultural, Dairy and Tobacco foundations on Nov. 10 was charged with excitement over news of a potentially impactful future for NC State University, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the state. 

Feb 7, 2016

Multimillion dollar ag projects key parts of North Carolina bond package

The bond earmarks $85 million for the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative, which will lead to the construction of the state-of-the-art plant research center on the N.C. State Centennial Campus… 

Feb 5, 2016

Solid investment

Plant sciences and Connect NC represent a chance to turn global challenges into local opportunities. 

Feb 3, 2016

NCSU labs to be ‘transformational’ for students, farms, economy

With global population swelling and farm acreage shrinking, agriculture faces enormous challenges to feed and clothe the human race in coming decades. Increasingly, the answers to those challenges will be found in laboratories. And NC State University aims to revolutionize modern agriculture for both North Carolina and the world with its Plant Sciences Initiative. Find out more from the Higher Education Works Foundation's website. 

Feb 1, 2016

From research to solutions: North Carolina’s Plant Sciences Initiative

New jobs, new companies, new products and new solutions: These are among the benefits of NC State University's Plant Sciences Initiative, which is part of the NC Connect bond package. 

Jan 21, 2016

Grad addresses farm-to-fork challenges at PepsiCo

A mentor once told Gabe Gusmini, “You and I have the same problem: We see something broken, we’ve got to fix it.” And fix things, Gusmini does. A plant breeder by training, the CALS alumnus is a PepsiCo junior executive and research-and-development director. 

Nov 30, 2015

Scientists savor sweet potatoes

Dr. Mary Ann Lila hopes research she recently conducted will inspire consumers to maximize sweet potatoes’ health benefits year-round. She found that these vegetables’ functional ingredients can be incorporated into many different snack foods, baby foods, military rations and more.