561 projects

2007

The physical removal of microorganisms and somatic cells from raw milk using membrane separation can significantly improve the safety, quality, and shelf life of milk and dairy products. The objective of this work was to understand the factors that limit the effectiveness of microfiltration and to evaluate the effect of this process on the quality and shelf life of milk. Membrane fouling was identified as the main factor responsible for flux reduction.

2007 to 2008

The physical removal of microorganisms and somatic cells from raw milk using membrane separation can significantly improve the safety, quality, and shelf life of milk and dairy products. The objective of this work was to determine the efficiency of cold microfiltration (MF) in reducing the microbial load in milk, and to estimate the shelf life benefits of the cold MF process. Cold MF was found to be very effective in reducing the microbial load in milk. The microbial reduction by HTST pasteurization was slightly lower than for MF.

2011 to 2013

Cornell University Cooperative Extension-NYC is co-leading a 2.5 year national project that involves approximately 60 schools in 4 States in a randomized controlled trial examining effects of school gardens on fruit and vegetable consumption and other outcomes.

2007

PROJECT 1: "We`re bringing together a select group of faculty from a range of disciplines, including anthropology, biology, demography, economics, human development, policy analysis, psychology, sociology, and women`s studies. The aim of the working group will be to put Cornell at the forefront of research on the family." (Quote from Elizabeth Peters, project leader, professor, Policy Analysis and Management, College of Human Ecology.)\n\nPROJECT 2: This project seeks to understand patterns of cooperation and conflict within family groups.

2008

The Milk Quality Improvement Program (MQIP) utilizes a voluntary shelf life (VSL) program to analyze the sensory, chemical, and microbiological characteristics/profiles of dairy products manufactured in NYS. This program is designed to evaluate the overall quality and shelf life of grade A dairy products and to encourage and provide support to dairy plants to maintain and improve product quality. In addition, we use our molecular microbiology capabilities to better research dairy-related bacteriological issues and solve specific problems related to contamination issues.

2007

The project provides new information to PPS and CMI to help insure the continued production of a safe and high quality supply of milk and dairy products in New York.

2007

The Milk Quality Improvement Program (MQIP) utilizes a voluntary shelf life (VSL) program to analyze the sensory, chemical, and microbiological characteristics/profiles of dairy products manufactured in New York State. This program is designed to evaluate the overall quality and shelf life of grade A dairy products and to encourage and provide support to dairy plants to maintain and improve product quality.

1997

Consumers will buy and drink more dairy products if they taste good, so work directed toward improving dairy product quality improves the economic vitality of New York state’s largest agricultural sector.

2007

Water-related issues continue to grow more critical in many parts of the world. Resolving these issues will depend in part on education to ensure responsible future behavior for tomorrow`s leaders. Teaching activities from Project WET`s Curriculum Guide for K-12 will help ensure responsible and sustainable behavior toward water.

2011 to 2013

New, cold-hardy wine grape varieties released by the University of Minnesota and private breeders have created a new industry in cold-climate areas where it was previously impossible to grow grapes because of winter low temperatures. New vineyards and wineries (300) are being started by new producers. Research is needed to maximize the benefit of these new varieties to produce products that consumers will like and convert these 'startup businesses' into 'sustainably profitable businesses,' supporting rural economic development in 12 Northeastern and Midwestern states.