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University of Arizona center works to create genetically modified cotton | Cronkite News (Tempe, AZ)

More than 57 percent of Americans feel unsafe eating genetically modified food, but a center at the University of Arizona is working with Monsanto to creat
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Shortage of large animal veterinarians threatens health of Arizona livestock industry - Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Shortage of large animal veterinarians threatens health of Arizona livestock industry - Cronkite News - Arizona PBS | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
More than a million food animals are raised across Arizona. But only about 30 veterinarians care for most of them.
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Despite high unemployment, Yuma’s agribusiness continues to thrive | Cronkite News (Tempe, AZ)

Despite high unemployment, Yuma’s agribusiness continues to thrive | Cronkite News (Tempe, AZ) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Yuma’s unemployment rate is the nation’s highest, but local officials say it doesn’t tell the full story.
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Small UA program produces big results in horse racing industry | Cronkite News (Temple, AZ)

Small UA program produces big results in horse racing industry | Cronkite News (Temple, AZ) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program teaches new generations of students who want to enter the racing business and builds off the success of alumni like Bob Baffert, who trained Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.
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Contest seeks to drive innovation in water-conservation education | Cronkite News (Tempe AZ)

Contest seeks to drive innovation in water-conservation education | Cronkite News (Tempe AZ) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
With drought continuing to grip the Southwest, a group armed with a $100,000 prize is out to encourage conservation and create awareness of water shortages through a website allowing individuals to create their own documentaries. A collaboration of the University of Arizona’s Water Resources Research Center, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Arizona Public [...]
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New food-stamp rules could affect Arizona convenience stores | Cronkite News (Tempe AZ)

New food-stamp rules could affect Arizona convenience stores | Cronkite News (Tempe AZ) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Convenience stores will have to start stocking a variety of “staple foods” alongside the snacks and fountain drinks if they want to keep accepting food stamps, under a little-noticed section of the farm bill. The provision, tucked into the nearly 1,000-page bill signed into law Friday by President Barack Obama, would require that [...]

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University of Arizona program involves homeless in community garden | Cronkite News (Tempe, AZ)

University of Arizona program involves homeless in community garden | Cronkite News (Tempe, AZ) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
PHOENIX – Kneeling on a patch of soil within sight of downtown, Haley Paul holds a spade in one hand and a potted plant in the other as she instructs a small group clustered in front of her. “The hole should be as deep as the pot,” she says.
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Arizona surveillance helps track Zika, but residents can help, too - Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Arizona surveillance helps track Zika, but residents can help, too - Cronkite News - Arizona PBS | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON – Phoenix is one of the best regions in the nation when it comes surveillance of mosquitos that can carry the Zika virus, one of the hard science approaches that could help check the spread of the disease, an Arizona epidemiologist said Wednesday.
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Farming mushrooms could cultivate $10 million industry in Phoenix | Cronkite News (Tempe, AZ)

Farming mushrooms could cultivate $10 million industry in Phoenix | Cronkite News (Tempe, AZ) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Mushrooms at grocery stores usually shipped from outside Arizona. UofA expert touts mushroom farming as smart investment for small business owners. 
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Timeline: University of Arizona, Arizona State University heavily involved in Mars exploration - Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Timeline: University of Arizona, Arizona State University heavily involved in Mars exploration - Cronkite News - Arizona PBS | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Both the University of Arizona and Arizona State University have been integral parts to U.S missions to Mars since these projects first began.
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Contest seeks to drive innovation in water-conservation education | Cronkite News (Tempe, AZ)

Contest seeks to drive innovation in water-conservation education | Cronkite News (Tempe, AZ) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A group armed with a $100,000 prize is out to create awareness of water shortages through a website allowing individuals to create their own documentary.
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Grassroots effort seeks labeling of genetically modified foods in Arizona | Cronkite News (Tempe, AZ)

Grassroots effort seeks labeling of genetically modified foods in Arizona | Cronkite News (Tempe, AZ) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
PHOENIX – With no funding and facing a July deadline to gather 173,000 signatures, a Tucson resident is out to require labels telling consumers whether food products are genetically engineered or made with genetically engineered ingredients. Even if he fails to put the issue on the November ballot, Jared Keen said he’ll at least have [...]
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Community-building another benefit as community gardens grow | Cronkite News (Tempe, AZ)

Community-building another benefit as community gardens grow | Cronkite News (Tempe, AZ) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Sean Collins doesn’t mind returning from his lunch break with mud on his shoes. “It’s a peaceful time,” he said. “It gives me a chance to come unwind, focus, come back to center. It’s healthy.

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