New food policies could take the bite out of India’s malnutrition

ITHACA, N.Y. – India has spent the last 50 years combating hunger by boosting its production of staple crops like wheat, rice and maize. The strategy has worked – up to a point. Now India struggles with chronic malnutrition and child stunting, even though it produces enough calories to keep hunger at bay. But new […]

India’s tax overhaul to transform agricultural industry

On Saturday, India will start implementing a new, streamlined tax system – the Goods & Service Tax (GST) – which unifies the country’s tax code, making it easier to do business across state lines and internationally. The law also aims at increasing transparency in a system long-plagued by inefficiency. Cornell University economist Prabhu Pingali directs the Tata-Cornell Institute […]

Cornell conference tackles sustainable energy, food and urbanization

WHAT: Sustainability in Asia: collaboration for research and implementation WHEN: Friday, April 7, 8 a.m. to 3:30 a.m. WHERE: Cordis Hotel, 555 Shanghai Street, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong MEDIA: Media members are asked to RSVP to Rebecca Valli in Cornell’s Media Relations Office at 607-255-7701 or rv234@cornell.edu.   HONG KONG – As the world grapples […]

Eating green could be in your genes

Media note: Short videos explaining the research, as well as graphics and the paper can be downloaded at https://cornell.box.com/veggie-genes Researchers are available for interviews in Mandarin and Hebrew. ITHACA, N.Y. – Could there be a vegetarian gene? Cornell University researchers have found evidence of a genetic variation – called an allele – that has evolved […]

$13.4 million grant will help combat malnutrition in India

ITHACA, N.Y. – A Cornell University project to enhance access to nutritious food in India is set to grow thanks to a $13.4 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Funding to the Tata-Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative (TCi) will allow the project to scale up its work promoting a more nutrition-sensitive food […]

Globe shares guilt, and responsibility to act, as India convicts gang rape attackers

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE Sept. 10, 2013 Globe shares guilt, and responsibility to act, as India convicts gang rape attackers Kathryn March, a professor of Anthropology; Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies; and Public Affairs in Cornell University’s College of Arts and Sciences who has studied gender and social change for four decades in Himalayan […]

Former World Bank economist to lead initiative focused on malnutrition in India

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