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Reducing fossil fuel use is essential to stopping climate change, but that goal will remain out of reach unless global agriculture and eating habits are also transformed, according to new research from the University of Minnesota and University of Oxford. Read the full article here

Professor Tim Smith and Researcher Taegon Kim contributed to this study.
View a video and read about it here.

The Abbas Research Laboratory has three ongoing projects related to SARS-COV2 detection and COVID-19 diagnostics. 

Professor Simo Sarkanen is researching the conversion of low value byproducts to biodegradable bioplastics

Dr. Zhenong Jin leads a $1.2million award to digitize and facilitate sustainable nutrient management in the Midwest

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