Food safety, nutrition, and health

Smaller Cattle for a Dry Landscape

Ranchers running beef cattle on dry and dusty landscapes should consider smaller cows to get the best out of their herd.

The Wallet and the Food Desert

An Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) research project to North Carolina State University found that money, not access, is the biggest factor determining food purchases.

A Tasty Tuber for the First State

Researchers at Delaware State University are looking to breed varieties that will thrive in the state of Delaware's unique climate and soil.

GROW Healthy Kids

Researchers at Oregon State University Extension Service have developed a new toolkit to help teachers engage rural Oregon youth in healthier lifestyles. The Balanced Energy Physical Activity (BEPA) Toolkit is a school-based program offering resources on physical activity and nutrition.

Scouting Out Bugs in North Dakota

For nearly 20 years, North Dakota State University has maintained an active Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Crop Scout Program. In recent years, scouts have expanded their surveying to monitor all parts of the state for insect pests and diseases of four major field crops (wheat, barley, soybeans, and sunflowers) grown in the state.

Picky Eating Personalities

Infants with more inhibited personalities are more likely to turn up their noses at new foods, according to Pennsylvania State University (PSU) researchers. With funding from NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, the PSU team observed how infants responded to new foods and new toys throughout their first 18 months.

ExPECt New Insights About E. coli

An Iowa State University research team sought a link between food and extraintestinal pathogenic E. coli (ExPEC) infections

Kids, Cash, and Snacks

Researchers Monika Hartmann from the University of Bonn and Sean Cash from Tufts University studied how children ages 8 to 11 used their own disposable income, usually an allowance from a parent, to purchase snack food.

Long-Term Estrogen Therapy Changes Microbial Activity in the Gut

Researchers at the University of Illinois (U. of I.) have discovered that long-term therapy with estrogen and bazedoxifene alters the microbial composition and activity in the gut of mice, affecting how estrogen is metabolized.

A Prescription for Green Beans in Kentucky

The Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation (MCHC) offers the Farmacy Health Improvement Program to patients who are pregnant, have Type 1 diabetes, and eligible patients with Type 2 diabetes, obesity, and/or hypertension.