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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. 

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.

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.  

Their research explores replacing traditional patroleum-based plastics and polymers with bio-based alternatives. Read the full story from Inquiry

A review written by BBE researcher Chis Lenhart, grad student Brad Gordon, and contributing author Olivia Dorothy has been recognized by peer-review journal, Water, as an editor's choice article. Read the full review on nutrient retention in floodplains here

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