Food safety, nutrition, and health

Time for Safer Home Tips

Time magazine cited researchers at Drexel University who published two studies on food safety hazards. As part of the research, they checked 100 Philadelphia homes and found that most homes had evidence of pest infestations and these residents did not store raw meat correctly.

Like It or Not: Broccoli May Be Good for the Gut

Researchers at Penn State University found that when mice ate broccoli with their regular diet, they were better able to tolerate digestive issues similar to symptoms of leaky gut and colitis than mice that were not placed on a broccoli-supplemented diet.

Strawberry Fields Forever

"The Favored Strawberry" is a new documentary that highlights the immigrants, scientists, and extension specialists whose work affects all aspects of strawberry production. The film, overseen by the University of Arkansas, is part of the National Strawberry Sustainability Initiative.

Cattle and Soil Health

Soil health is an underappreciated, but critical element in a thriving agroecosystem.

Eating Beans and Rice May Reduce Cancer

Clinical trials at Colorado State University (CSU) confirm that people who ate food enhanced with navy beans and rice bran may gain some protection against colorectal cancer.

Improving Fine Wine Grapes

Grapes are the highest-value fruit crop grown in the United States.

Swine Vaccine May Benefit Humans

Scientists at the University of Minnesota have discovered a swine vaccine.

Nanocellulose Effects on Human Food Digestion and Health

A team of scientists is conducting studies that will shed light on ways nanotechnology can impact human health.

Illinois Transdisciplinary Obesity Prevention Program (I-TOPP)

Over the past 30 years, the prevalence of overweight and obesity has doubled in 2- to 5-year-olds and tripled in children aged 6 to 11 years.

Computing the End of E. Coli Contamination

Researchers at the University of Maryland (UMD) developed the first dynamic systems model to understand the pathway of E. coli in leafy green production. This model simulates the effects of soil, irrigation, cattle, wild pigs, and rainfall on a hypothetical farm.