North Carolina

EFNEP Provides Nutrition Education to Low-Income Families

NIFA’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) provides nutrition education to low-income families, especially those with young children. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2015 Annual Report.

A Team of Researchers Have Discovered How Noroviruses Contaminate Fresh Produce

Human noroviruses cause more than five million cases of foodborne disease every year, more than any other pathogen including Escherichia coli and Salmonella. A team of researchers, led by North Carolina State University, have discovered how noroviruses contaminate fresh produce, such as lettuce and kale. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2015 Annual Report.

Enhancing a Food Safety Culture in Farmers' Market

If the growth trend continues, there will be 10,000 farmers’ markets in the United States by 2020. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2017 Annual Report.

Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health

Scientists have discovered a way to remove up to 98 percent of the allergens from peanuts. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2015 Annual Report.

Swine Health May Shed Light on Human Lung Disease

North Carolina A&T University researchers found that long-term exposure to contaminants in animal production facilities contributes to respiratory diseases among agricultural workers, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). NIFA originally published this impact in the NIFA 2017 Annual Report.

Delivering a Hard Blow Against Norovirus

In 2016, NoroCORE team members at the Baylor College of Medicine announced that they had successfully cultured the human norovirus in intestinal cells.

NC Cooperative Extension Creates $300 Million Economic Impact

At North Carolina State University, Cooperative Extension provided local solutions and empowered people to make better-informed decisions in communities across the state.

Stopping Blackhead Disease Cold Turkey

Blackhead disease can wipe out an entire turkey flock in weeks, causing millions of dollars in losses for North Carolina farmers.

Benefits of Green Spaces in Rural and Urban America

NIFA-funded scientists collaborating with the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service and USDA’s Forest Service, have used surveys, interviews, and focus groups to assess the benefits of parks and recreation. This research is providing the evidence and awareness needed for communities to provide more green spaces, for more doctors to include outdoor recreation in prescriptions, for policymakers to require outdoor recreation at school, and for land managers to plan for outdoor recreation.

4-H Youth is 'Making a Difference' One Community Food Pantry at a Time

Sometimes, to make a difference, you just have to take matters into your own hands. That’s exactly what 4-H’er Mackenzie Hinson did in Mount Olive, North Carolina. As a result, thousands of area residents worry less about finding healthy food to eat.