Food safety, nutrition, and health

Researchers Print, Tune Graphene Sensors to Monitor Food Freshness, Safety

Researchers at Iowa State University, Northwestern University, and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have created sensors that can detect histamine, an indicator of spoiled fish and meat, down to 3.41 parts per million.

Northern Marianas College Study Pineapple Cultivation

The Northern Marianas College’s Cooperative Research, Extension, and Education Services (NMC-CREES) was recently awarded $1.79 million to research commercial pineapple cultivation.

Supporting Veterans and Responding to Farm Stress

Farmers and ranchers across the country continue to struggle amidst the current farm crisis.

Nebraska Research Aims to Boost Milk as Infection Fighter

Milk does a body good, as the saying goes, and Nebraska scientists are exploring how to make it even healthier by enhancing its infection-fighting properties.

Missouri Food Finder

The Missouri Food Finder is a new online tool that easily connects Missouri consumers with people growing and selling locally produced food in their region.

Daily Avocado Consumption Improves Attention in Overweight and Obese Persons

A diet including daily avocado consumption improves the ability to focus attention in adults whose measurements of height and weight are categorized as overweight or obese, a new randomized control trial found.

Natural Habitat Around Farms a Win for Strawberry Growers, Birds and Consumers

Conserving natural habitat around strawberry fields can help protect growers’ yields, their bottom line and the environment with no detectable threat to food safety, indicates a study led by the University of California, Davis.

Diet Alone Can Improve Older Adults’ Health

Older adults on a diet designed to help patients with high blood pressure reaped benefits beyond those anticipated by South Dakota State University (SDSU) researchers.

New Potato Varieties Have Lower Levels of Probable Carcinogen

Mary Ellen Camire has some good news about french fries.

Wild Tomatoes Resist Devastating Bacterial Canker

Many New York tomato growers are familiar with the scourge of bacterial canker.