Advances in biotechnology such as DNA sequencing have helped speed the pace of plant breeding in many food crops, but applying these tools to the potato, which has an extra set of chromosomes, has been a bit more difficult.
$3.93 per gallon. 16-gallon tank. $62.88 to fill up. This is all-too-familiar math for drivers who are grudgingly footing their gas bills. Many will direct their frustration at station owners, oil companies or the government. But what factors cause these summer price spikes?
When you hear "gluten-free," great flavor and texture may not be the first things that come to mind. But a new gluten-free raspberry-filled chocolate waffle developed by a team of University of Wisconsin–Madison food science students could change that.
The Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers is recruiting cyclists and pledges for its 10th annual Ride to Farm fundraiser on Saturday, June 1 to support the next generation of Wisconsin farmers.
Agricultural scientists from across the nation are embarking on a new five-year, $10 million, USDA-funded effort to identify dairy production practices that minimize the emission of greenhouse gasses (GHG) and will be more resilient to the effects of a changing climate.
Invasive species are known for disturbing their new homes. Whether it's the zebra mussels in the Great Lakes or garlic mustard in native woodlands, their rampant multiplication crowds out native species.
Jerry Kaufman liked to joke that he didn’t see a tree until he was 16. And yet the man who grew up in an apartment in Queens, New York, went on to become a huge advocate for the land he so cherished, teaching urban planning for more than 30 years at UW–Madison. Kaufman died Thursday, Jan. 10, at the age of 79 after a long battle with cancer.
A science-inclined audience and wide array of communications tools make the Internet an excellent opportunity for scientists hoping to share their research with the world. But that opportunity is fraught with unintended consequences, according to a pair of University of Wisconsin–Madison life sciences communication professors.
One of the early lessons from Wisconsin’s first wolf hunt in decades is that shooting or trapping wolves is easier than wildlife management experts had expected, says Tim Van Deelen, University of Wisconsin–Madison professor of forest and wildlife ecology.
American Indian tribes have plenty of challenges when it comes to food and food systems, says Dan Cornelius, ranging from environmental threats to traditional crops to the difficulties of getting fresh food to remote tribal communities.
According to a recent Wisconsin Bioenergy Initiative (WBI) study, Wisconsin can be a national leader in bioenergy production using waste from the state's prosperous agriculture and food processing sectors.