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Biotechnology graduate student uses soilless growing for food sustainability

Fort Valley State University biotechnology graduate student D’Amber Jones explores hydroponic farming Twenty-five thousand people are dying of starvation every day, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Feeding a population expected to grow from 7.7 billion to 9.7 billion in the next 30 years means taking innovative measures. Seeing a […]

Improving health through stevia research

Fort Valley State University scientists study ways small farmers can grow and sell stevia in the U.S. Two Fort Valley State University researchers are investigating ways to help local farmers grow a naturally sweet plant that could have a huge impact on human health. “Stevia possesses anti-inflammatory properties and is an all-around health additive that […]

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