Food Safety

Researchers Use NIFA Grant to Develop Rapid Food Safety Test

July is the height of summer grilling season, and throughout the month USDA is highlighting changes made to the U.S. food safety system over the course of this Administration. For an interactive look at USDA’s work to ensure your food is safe, visit the USDA Results project on Medium.com and read Chapter Seven: Safer Food and Greater Consumer Confidence.

Investment in Novel Technologies Advances Food Safety, Quality

July is the height of summer grilling season and throughout the month USDA is highlighting changes made to the U.S. food safety system over the course of this Administration. For an interactive look at USDA’s work to ensure your food is safe, visit the USDA Results project on Medium.com and read Chapter Seven: Safer Food and Greater Consumer Confidence.

Safeguarding the Food Supply and Protecting Human Health

This post is part of the Science Tuesday feature series on the USDA blog. Check back each week as we showcase stories and news from USDA’s rich science and research portfolio.

High Five: NIFA-Funded Research Improves Agriculture

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) invests in agricultural sciences that turn research into action by taking groundbreaking discoveries from laboratories to farms, communities, and classrooms. Scientific advances that result from NIFA-funded research – more than $1.5 billion in fiscal year 2015 – enhance the competitiveness of American agriculture, ensure the safety of the nation’s food supply, improve the nutrition and health of communities, sustain the environment and natural resources, and bolster the economy. The following blogs are examples of the thousands of NIFA projects that impact the lives of Americans every day.

Breeding program brings better, safer corn to South

Dr. Seth Murray grew up in suburban Michigan and, after spending time on his grandfather’s farm, knew from a young age he wanted to work with plants. Today, he conducts corn breeding research at Texas A&M University and recently published findings that could mean big things for the corn producers of Texas and the American Southwest region – a greater harvest of disease-free corn and more food on the tables of consumers.

Improving the Safety of Leafy Greens

Food safety is a top priority for consumers, especially when it comes to the leafy greens in salads.

Food Waste can Have a Large Impact on Your Nitrogen Footprint

NIFA, a leader in its support of cutting-edge sustainable and organic agricultural research, marks the 45th celebration of Earth Day on April 22.

NIFA Research is working to make every day World Health Day

This year's World Health Day, celebrated on April 7, highlighted challenges and opportunities associated with food safety, a primary NIFA challenge area.