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I'm starving. How many times have you uttered those words? I know I have countless times in my life, yet it was never really a true statement. I glibly said that when I really just meant, "I'm hungry" and lunch or dinner was usually just around the corner. Sure, there have been times in my life when my cupboards were a little bare or I didn't have tons of money to go grocery shopping, but I've certainly never been close to actually starving.
When I was growing up, there was breakfast every morning, a sack lunch to take to school, snacks when I came home and dinner with my family every night (well, until my sisters and I got older and extracurricular activities took over our regular schedule).
As a parent, I tried to do the same for my daughter, though I'll admit I don't do nearly as much home cooking as my mom and dad did. But still, my family has never been without food.
We've never had to know true hunger, where food has to be rationed and your body starts to decline from a lack of nutrients. We've never had to wonder where our next meal was coming from or if our crops would sufficiently last through the season. We've been blessed to never suffer through a famine or watch our loved ones die of malnutrition. We've always had food available to us.
In an effort to spur new approaches to research in autism, intellectual and other neurodevelopmental disabilities, MSU has awarded funding for six new, multidisciplinary projects.
A new MSU initiative has begun that offers service opportunities to MSU alumni, faculty, staff and others around the world.
I have been breeding new varieties of beans for more than 30 years. During a trip to Rwanda 10 years ago with MSU graduate student Gerardine Mukeshimana-a native of the country-I saw a way I could help farmers there.
After I graduated from Cornell, I spent two years in the Peace Corps.
A day after tying MSU's single-round record, senior Allyssa Ferrell established the best 54-hole score in school history with a 9-under-par 207 (71-67-69) and tied for first place as the Central District Invitational concluded Tuesday at the Cypress Links Course at Lakewood Ranch.
By 2050, the world's population is expected to reach 9 billion. To feed a population that size, food production will need to increase by 70 percent to 100 percent. To meet this most basic of needs on a massive scale, MSU researchers are increasing their presence throughout Africa, Asia and Central America-key food-producing regions-and are working directly with farmers, policymakers and government entities to increase agricultural productivity, improve diets and build greater resilience to challenges like climate change.
MSU basketball senior guard Keith Appling has been named a finalist for the 2014 Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award, as announced by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
MSU Debate Team members Kaavya Ramesh and Tyler Thur have earned an at-large bid in the first round of the National Debate Tournament, designating them as one of the top 16 teams in the country.
MSU is again competing in RecyleMania, an annual recycling competition among more than 400 colleges and universities across North America.
The MSU Museum Chocolate Party marks its 25th year in 2014 and this silver anniversary inspires the event's theme.
MSU track and field's Rachele Schulist and Tori Franklin were named Big Ten Women's Indoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week, as announced by the conference office.
Host MSU shot the lowest round in school history with a 10-under-par 278 in the second round and is currently in third place overall in the 14-team field with a 10-under 566 (288-278).
Efforts by MSU's College of Human Medicine to expand its public health program in downtown Flint are getting a boost from a $9-million grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.
It was a steamy summer afternoon, and Victoria Bujny's block was lined with lemonade stands. Parents were out in full force enjoying the weather, and every kid in town was looking to strike it rich off the influx of paying customers.
Grasping the concept of climate change and its impact on the environment can be difficult. Establishing common ground and using models, however, can break down barriers and present the concept in an easily understood manner.
A new type of agriculture has been proposed in Africa that complements conventional annual crops with new genetic options that grow for extended periods and can double sunlight capture, nitrogen fixation and water cycling.
For MSU College of Veterinary Medicine students Amanda Craig and Matthew Kuhn, last week was no ordinary week.
Joe Cox and Matt Berry each had a goal and an assist as the MSU hockey team topped Penn State, 2-1, on Saturday afternoon at Pegula Ice Arena in University Park, Pa.
Annalise Pickrel had 17 points, 11 rebounds and six assists as No. 25 MSU rolled to a 70-49 victory Saturday over Ohio State.