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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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Khanna appointed Alvin H. Baum Family Fund Chair

Urbana, Ill. — Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE) Director Madhu Khanna was officially appointed the Alvin H. Baum Family Fund Chair on Oct. 12 at an investiture ceremony at the Funk ACES Library on the University of Illinois campus.

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ACES alum uses farm management for community impact

URBANA, Ill. – It did not take long for alum Sophia Hortin (ACES ’23) to use her degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to make an impact in her role managing Clearview Farm and its popular sunflower fields in Northwest Champaign.

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ACES celebrates investitures of Coppess, Khanna, and Paulson

The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) has recognized the accomplishments of three esteemed faculty — professors Jonathan Coppess, Madhu Khanna, and Nicholas Paulson — all in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Sciences (ACE) with named professorships, which is one of the highest honors in the academic world.

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