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Study by Department of BBE faculty members is the first to estimate the damage corn production causes to human health

Jason Hill and Timothy Smith, faculty members within our department, recently published a study which establishes that environmental damage caused by corn production results in 4,300 premature deaths annually in the United States, representing a monetized cost of $39 billion.

A study recently co-authored by Jason Hill sheds new light on the realities of exposure to air pollution

African-Americans and Hispanics breathe in far more deadly air pollution than they are responsible for making, a new study said. This study was co-authored by Jason Hill who is a Department of BBE Associate Professor and who helps oversee the Sustainable System Management Major within the department.

How will algae play a role in a more sustainable future

Algae has the potential to become a sustainable raw material, but will be impractical until researchers can find a way to cut costs, according to a recent University of Minnesota analysis.

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