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elanco-renderingPurdue and Elanco Animal Health announce One Health Innovation District in Indianapolis

Purdue University will partner with Elanco Animal Health Inc. and become part of Indiana’s new One Health Innovation District. The announcement was made Thursday (May 23) at Indiana’s 2024 Global Economic Summit after Purdue President Mung Chiang and Elanco President and CEO Jeff Simmons signed a shared memorandum of understanding with the Indiana Economic Development Corp. to establish a globally recognized research innovation district dedicated to optimizing the health of people, animals, plants and the planet.


rui-soilhealthNew Indiana Organic Network to engage farmers in statewide soil health census

A Purdue University interdisciplinary team is establishing a network of organic farmers to improve soil health.


balagtas-josephConsumers report significant rise in diet satisfaction since January

The share of consumers who indicated they are either rather happy or very happy with their diets rose from 81% in January 2024 to 87% last month, according to the April 2024 Consumer Food Insights Report. This surprising finding follows extensive media attention devoted to issues like food inflation in recent months, the report’s authors noted.


tctac-workshopsPurdue Extension hosts federal grant assistance workshops for Indiana communities

Purdue University Extension Community Development is leading a series of workshops through the Great Lakes Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Center (TCTAC) in Indiana.


butcherblock-eggsBoilermaker Butcher Block adds eggs from chickens fed orange corn

Purdue University’s Boilermaker Butcher Block, located in the Land OLakes Inc. Center for Experiential Learning at 720 Clinic Drive in West Lafayette, will now offer farm-fresh eggs laid by Purdue chickens that are fed orange corn. The eggs are being sold for $6 a dozen, with the proceeds helping to support the Butcher Block’s educational mission.


DeerimpactDeer Impact Toolbox provides guidance for Indiana forest landowners and managers

In collaboration with The Nature Conservancy, Purdue Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR) Extension has developed the Deer Impact Toolbox, a comprehensive set of resources designed to help landowners and managers understand, monitor and effectively mitigate the impact of deer on Indiana’s forest ecosystems. Comprised of four publications and two how-to videos, the toolbox offers insights into deer monitoring techniques and proven strategies for minimizing their impacts.


balagtas-josephSurvey tallies consumer attitudes toward lab-grown meat alternatives

Many consumers view conventional meats as both tastier and healthier than laboratory-grown alternatives, according to the March Consumer Food Insights Report.


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