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  • PLPA Members featured in CFANS 50 Hunger Fighters

    Inspired by the 50th anniversary of University of Minnesota alumnus Dr. Norman Borlaug received the Nobel Peace Prize for a lifetime of work to feed a hungry world, the U of M College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) is honoring 50 individuals or groups working to advance food security today.

  • Century-Old Textiles Woven from Fascinating Fungus Featuring Robert Blanchette

    June 1, 2021

    Biofabrication companies are increasingly excited about the prospect of using fungi to produce sturdy, sustainable alternatives to plastic and leather. But new research suggests that Indigenous Americans were already making “mycotextiles” at least a century ago. Learn more from plant pathology study co-author Robert Blanchette, PhD, and other contributors about the history and future of mycotextiles.

  • Ben Held: Fungi Could Beat Emerald Ash Borer on Wisconsin Public Radio

    June 1, 2021

    Listen to the Wisconsin Public Radio show The Morning Show where PLPA's Ben Held discusses the potential use of fungi to fight invasive species.