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Farmer Research Networks Enable More Effective Local Solutions

Researchers across the world devise innovative solutions to issues faced by farmers in developing countries, but the effectiveness of those solutions depends on how well they align with the specific needs of the local communities where they are implemented. In…
bag of nuts

Managing Mycotoxins: Reducing the Nutritional and Socioeconomic Burdens of Unsafe Food

This piece from the TCI 2019-20 Annual Report explores TCI scholar Anthony Wenndt’s research on managing and mitigating fungal toxins in grain stores. Download the full annual report to read more. Exposure to fungal toxins, or mycotoxins, in the diet…
Anthony Wenndt with group of people

Participatory Research: Re-Envisioning the Role of the Farmer in Local Food Safety Innovation

“What happened to it?” I asked one woman after she reported that the hermetic (air-tight) grain sack we had given her wasn’t being used in her storage facility. She grinned sheepishly. A giggling daughter guided us through the courtyard and…

Five TCI Scholars Earn PhDs

Five scholars from the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) completed their PhDs over the past few months, despite restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Shiuli Vanaja, Anthony Wenndt, Kathryn Merckel, Fatma Rekik, and Rohil Bhatnagar each earned their…

New TCI Study Identifies Household Risk Factors for Mycotoxins

A new study co-authored by researchers at the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) identifies household risk factors for exposure to mycotoxins—harmful chemicals produced by fungi—that can be targeted in food safety interventions. The study focuses on aflatoxin, a…

TCI to Co-Host Event on Food Loss and Nutrition Security in India

The Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) is co-hosting a webinar on “Food Loss and Nutrition Security” on Friday, January 22, at 7 a.m. EST/5:30 p.m. IST. The event is the second in a series of policy discussions on…

Dr. Anthony Wenndt

Dr. Anthony Wenndt is a technical specialist in food safety research at the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition. He earned his PhD in the field of plant pathology and plant-microbe biology in 2020. His research interests are the biology and…