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Climate-smart cows could deliver 10-20x more milk in Global South

URBANA, Ill. — A team of animal scientists from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is set to deliver a potential game changer for subsistence farmers in Tanzania: cows that produce up to 20 times the milk of indigenous breeds.     <

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Soy expansion in Brazil linked to increase in childhood leukemia deaths

Over the past decades, Brazil has become the world’s leading soybean producer, as well as the leading consumer of pesticides. Despite concerns about potential public health consequences, little is known about the effects of pesticide exposure in the general population.

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ACES 2023-24 Global Academy focuses on building partnerships in France

Nine faculty and staff from the College of Agricultural, Environmental and Consumer Sciences (ACES) have been selected for the 2023-2024 ACES Global Academy that will focus on building ties with French collaborators towards sustainable solutions for climate change, agriculture, household wellbeing, and global food system resiliency.

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ACES International Seed Grant recipients report new funding, collaborations, and student experiences

International seed grant recipients from the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) use this longstanding funding program to procure additional funding sources, foster new international collaborations, and introduce their students to global work.

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Wildlife wonders: U of I students thrive in Brazil study abroad program

URBANA, Ill. — For University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign sophomore Joe Del Rio, getting up close and personal with South America’s wildlife this summer was a dream come true.

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U.S.-German Forum on the Future of Agriculture publishes "Recommendations on Climate for the National Level and Transatlantic Cooperation”

Given their shared values, common interests, and influential agricultural sectors, Germany and the United States are natural collaborators to ensure food security and the long-term viability of the agricultural sector.

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International Agronomy Day showcases ACES innovations

The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) welcomed dozens of international guests to the Crop Sciences Research and Education Center on August 28 to learn about the latest research in sustainable agricultural production, human dimensions of agriculture, and information management from its renowned faculty.

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How local communities depend on the ivory palm tree in coastal Ecuador

URBANA, Ill. – The ivory palm tree, also known as tagua, is endemic to the Chocó-Darien region on the Pacific coast of South America. The local population relies on this unique tree for many uses and the tagua fruit, nuts, and leaves provide materials for a range of products.

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Community health program boosts child vaccinations in remote areas of Madagascar

URBANA, Ill. – Madagascar is one of the poorest countries in the world and access to health care is limited for many people. Childhood vaccinations are a crucial component of preventative care, but vaccination rates remain below the World Health Organization’s goal of reaching 95% of children.

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