Food safety, nutrition, and health
Composite Antimicrobial Film Takes a Bite Out of Foodborne Illnesses
A novel composite film could help to decrease foodborne illness outbreaks, according to researchers in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.
Safer Fresh Tomatoes
Tomatoes are a highly nutritious source of minerals, vitamins, and phytonutrients.
Minimize Food Waste and Maximize Food Safety
Operational Technologies Corporation in San Antonio, Texas has developed a highly sensitive and specific test strip for the major foodborne pathogens. This technology significantly reduces the time required to test pathogens in foods from 24-72 hours to approximately 30 minutes.
Improving Health Through Stevia Research
Two Fort Valley State University (FVSU) researchers are investigating ways to help local farmers grow a naturally sweet plant that could have a huge impact on human health.
'Functional Ice' Shows Food Industry How to Keep Cool and Reduce Loss
Over 133 billion pounds of food per year is lost due to waste at different stages in the farm-to-fork continuum.
New Ornamental Blueberries Bred for Home Landscapes
University of Georgia plant breeder Scott NeSmith has created blueberry varieties for the commercial market.
Restoring Access to Native Foods May Reduce Tribal Food Insecurity
Native Americans suffer from the highest rates of food insecurity, poverty, and diet-related disease in the United States. A new study finds that Native American communities could improve their food security with a greater ability to hunt, fish, gather, and preserve their own food.
Introducing High School Students to Controlled Environment Food Production Career Paths
Meeting the challenges of producing a healthy, sustainable food supply requires recruiting and training a skilled and diverse next generation of agriculturists.
Florida Tomatoes and Food Safety
Tomatoes are a highly nutritious source of minerals, vitamins, and phytonutrients. For the nation to realize the associated benefits, it is important that consumer confidence in the microbial safety of tomatoes remain at a high level.
Agriculture Thrives in Virginia
The network Agricultural Research and Extension Centers around Virginia help the Commonwealth’s number one industry — agriculture — thrive.