Food safety, nutrition, and health

Improving Health Through Stevia Research that May Help Small Farmers

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.

Workforce Ready and True Leaders in Florida

Florida 4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential by providing hands-on, educational programs in all 67 counties and the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

Phenols in Purple Corn Fight Diabetes and Obesity in Mouse Cells

Scientists at the University of Illinois (U of I) have developed new hybrids of purple corn containing different combinations of phytochemicals that may fight obesity, inflammation, and diabetes, according to a new study in mice.

Produce Life and Quality

Fruits and vegetables are essential components of a healthy diet and can decrease the risk of chronic disease.