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CALS in the News for the Week of April 12-18

Open Seed Source News:

Plant Breeders Release First ‘Open Source Seeds’
NPR 4/17/2014
Quoted: Irwin Goldman, Horticulture
Quoted: Jack Kloppenburg, Community and Environmental Sociology

Scientists, activists rally at UW-Madison to ‘Free the Seed’
The Cap Times 4/17/2014
Quoted: Irwin Goldman, Horticulture
Quoted: Jack Kloppenburg, Community and Environmental Sociology

‘Open Source Seeds’ Hope To Make Agricultural Advancements Widely Available
Wisconsin Public Radio 4/17/2014
Quoted: Irwin Goldman, Horticulture
Quoted: Jack Kloppenburg, Community and Environmental Sociology
Quoted: Claire Luby, graduate student, Plant Breeding and Genetics

Farmers, Activists Pledge To Keep New Seed Varieties Within Public Domain
Wisconsin Public Radio 4/17/2014
Quoted: Jack Kloppenburg, Community and Environmental Sociology

Gardening Meets Geekdom: The Open Source Seed Pledge
Gizmodo 4/18/2014
Quoted: Irwin Goldman, Horticulture

Free seed movement starts on UW campus
Channel 3000 4/17/2014
Quoted: Irwin Goldman, Horticulture

UW Researchers Celebrate Open Source Seed Pledge
Farm Report
Quoted: Irwin Goldman, Horticulture
Quoted: Jack Kloppenburg, Community and Environmental Sociology

Novel Open Source Seed Pledge aims to keep new vegetable and grain varieties free for all
UW-Madison News 4/15/2014
Quoted: Irwin Goldman, Horticulture
Quoted: Jack Kloppenburg, Community and Environmental Sociology

Novel Open Source Seed Pledge aims to keep new vegetable and grain varieties free for all
CALS News 4/15/2014
Quoted: Irwin Goldman, Horticulture
Quoted: Jack Kloppenburg, Community and Environmental Sociology

In the News:

Trait by trait, plant scientists swiftly weed out bad seeds through marker-assisted breeding
The Washington Post 4/16/2014
Quoted: Bill Tracy, Agronomy

Change farming for climate: US expert
Rural 4/17/2014
Quoted: Molly Jahn, Genetics

UW Researchers Hunt For New Antibiotics
Wisconsin Public Radio 4/14/2014
Mentioned: Cameron Currie, Bacteriology

Knowing Ants’ Food Preferences Are Key To Control
Wisconsin Public Radio 3/19/2014
Quoted: Phil Pellitteri, emeritus, Entomology

Sustainability leader on campus granted scholarship
The Badger Herald 4/17/2014
Mentioned: F.H. King Students for Sustainable Agriculture, student organization

Fracking sand mines credited for fluctuating property values
Great Lakes Echo 4/16/2014
Quoted: Dan Phaneuf, Agricultural and Applied Economics

Ticks likely winter survivors – Audio
CALS News 4/18/2014
Quoted: Susan Paskewitz, Entomology

Five things everyone should know about … sinkholes
CALS News 4/14/2014
Mentioned: John Panuska, Biological Systems Engineering

Congratulations to these 2014 CALS staff and faculty award winners
CALS News 4/13/2014
Mentioned: Numerous CALS faculty and staff

Of Interest:

Wisconsin ranks 8th in the country for supporting local food
The Cap Times 4/15/2014

John Deere’s Steel  Plow Sparked A Global Powerhouse
Investors.com 4/16/2014

Land use regulation up for review
Morning Ag Clips 4/16/2014

Grilled cheese sandwiches becoming the toast of the food world
77 Square 4/17/2014

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