Innovative Thinking ⋅ Page 5

Coffee Maker

Want the perfect cup? Build your own custom coffee roaster

In search of the perfect cup of coffee, Marc Strid is engineering his own coffee bean roaster.

To Pastures and Beyond

John Lory's 'Skylab' looks to the future of forage management

It looks like something from a science fiction tale or an other-world exploration unit. Instead, it is the latest pieces of equipment Mizzou researchers use to study pastures.

Earth-Friendly Leather

Forestry professor helps reduce environmental impact

A University of Missouri School of Natural Resources researcher is helping a Kansas City company improve their new way to reduce the global leather processing industry’s environmental impact.

Runoff Remediation

MU research to help improve conditions in the Dead Zone

Over the next nine years the Center for Agroforestry at the School of Natural Resources will be analyzing runoff water from a dozen farms in Missouri.

A More Nutritious Seed

MU scientist works to improve the mineral uptake of plants

From beans to cereal grains, understanding how genes and soil types impact nutrition could one day help produce more nutritious food. One University of Missouri researcher wants to know which genes control the elements in these nutrient-rich packages.

Sea Change

Pacific Ocean temperatures influence tornado activity in U.S.

A SNR researcher has found that the temperature of the Pacific Ocean could help scientists predict the type and location of tornado activity in the United States.

TV Business Honor

Fu-hung Hsieh's chicken alternative recognized by CNN

The company that distributes a meat alternative created by Fu-hung Hsieh, professor of biological engineering at Mizzou’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, is among CNN’s top 10 list of companies to watch.

Down on the Farm Shrimp

MU developing profitable new income stream for farmers

Will seafood become a major cash crop in the Show-Me state?

Work and Walk

Treadmill desks keep employees active and healthy

Sitting at a desk all day can cancel out the health benefits of regular exercise. Treadmill desks let workers walk and burn as many as 100 calories per hour.

Our Most Precious Resource

Taking the long view for sustaining Missouri's soils

Peter Scharf discusses the status of Missouri’s topsoil, changes in erosion pressures and how Missouri farmers can sustain the resource for generations.