California wildfires threaten regional grape, wine production

As firefighters and first responders work to save lives and property impacted by the Northern California wildfires, Cornell University Associate Professor of Enology Anna Katharine Mansfield, whose field work and research includes the chemistry of wine aroma and flavor, warns that these fires will have long-term impacts on the region’s vineyards and wine production. Bio: […]

Caffeine tempers taste, triggering temptation for sweets

ITHACA, N.Y. – Caffeine, the widely consumed stimulant and igniter of sluggish mornings, has been found to temper taste buds temporarily, making food and drink seem less sweet, according to new Cornell University research. Caffeine is a powerful antagonist of adenosine receptors, which promote relaxation and sleepiness. Suppressing the receptors awakens people but decreases their […]

Dial up food safety information with free app

Media note: Images of the app can be downloaded at, ITHACA, N.Y. – For those who have wondered if Tuesday’s leftovers are still good, whether a chicken breast has been cooked to the correct temperature or how to keep food safe during a power outage, now there’s an app for that. Developed by Cornell University, the […]

$1.5M gift from Chobani supports dairy innovation

ITHACA, N.Y. – By producing 692 million pounds of yogurt, New York surpassed California as the top producer in the United States in 2012. A $1.5 million gift from industry leader Chobani, a New Berlin, N.Y.-based company, will support research and workforce training in dairy quality to help maintain New York’s competitive edge. “Today is […]