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Report pinpoints meat production as the leading source of deadly pollution

Research from BBE's Jason Hill finds that animal production is responsible for the vast majority of air quality-related health impacts from U.S. food. 

People of color hardest hit by air pollution from nearly all emission sources

BBE researcher Jason Hill was part of a study that provides new context to environmental injustices. Results indicate that emission sources that disproportionately expose people of color are pervasive throughout American society.

Researchers use computer imaging for earlier detection of blight on wheat

With the use of computer imaging and mask region convolutional neural network (Mask-RCNN), researchers, including BBE assistant professor Ce Yang, have been able to detect the fungus disease of Fusarium head blight (FHB) with more rapid recognition and greater accuracy. This study shows that rapid detection of FHB in wheat spikes could lead to breeding resistant cultivars.  

Events and announcements

BBE's 2021 Hybrid Golf Outing June 11-17th

Register now for our annual golf outing sponsored by Lake States TAPPI! This year's event will be hybrid, play at Les Bolstad golf course, or at a course and location of your choice. Proceeds go towards BBE scholarships. 

Three BBE UROPs featured in the 2021 Virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium!

Watch our undergraduate students Marissa Hart, Abby Reinert, and Shreya Shivkumar's virtual UROP presentations that cover research on organic waste use for polymers used in biodegradable bioplastic, earlier detection of invasive aquatic species using functionalized cellulose filters, and increasing porosity and surface area of biomaterials to provide additional surface area to react with enzymes

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