Ag Dean: Cuomo planting right seeds for continued growth in NYS

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address on Wednesday included a number of new initiatives designed to promote agriculture and food quality – and through them the economic vitality – of New York State. Kathryn J. Boor, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University, praised […]

Obama’s support for research fuels jobs, feeds people

Kathryn J. Boor, food science researcher and Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University, applauds President Obama’s call for increased funding for basic research, particularly in agriculture. A trained scientist, Boor researches biological factors that affect transmission of bacteria in food systems, from the farm to the table. Boor says: […]

Stalled Farm Bill is a kitchen table failure for every American family

Kathryn Boor, food scientist and the dean of Cornell University’s top-ranked College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, calls out Congress for its continued lack of action on a comprehensive Farm Bill, and warns that ongoing legislative failure will hurt every household in America. Boor says: “The inability to get a Farm Bill in place will […]