Food safety, nutrition, and health

Grandparents in Rural Florida

The University of Florida's Expanded Food Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) has partnered with the Council on Aging in their area to work with a subgroup called “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren." This group consists of grandparents who are raising their grandchildren.

Stomp Out Salmonella

University of Georgia food microbiologist Xiangyu Deng was awarded the 2017 Creative Research Medal for creating a cloud-based software that quickly classifies strains of salmonella.

Nitrogen Fertilizer Provides Production Benefits

When applied properly, nitrogen fertilizer can offer environmental and agricultural production benefits, according to a recent study by agronomists from Iowa State University.

Combating Clam Decline

In recent decades, there has been a steady decline of the Manila clam on the tidal flats of the Lummi Reservation near Bellingham, Washington.

Dietary Patterns Related to Distinct Microbiota Composition in Children

Recent research has uncovered more and more about the human gut microbiome, including which microbes reside there and the functions they serve.

Low-cost Greenhouse Alternative Means Higher Profits for Growers

Kansas State University and the University of Florida are sharing an AFRI grant to learn more about improving the freshness and shelf life of locally grown produce by using high tunnels, an inexpensive version of a greenhouse.

Rapid Safety Testing for Fruits and Vegetables

A research team at the Auburn University Detection and Food Safety Center developed a new, portable, and easy-to-use screening tool to test fresh fruits and vegetables for the presence of bacteria that cause foodborne illnesses.

4-H Blooms in Ohio

For some underserved students, agriculture is a foreign concept. At Central State University (CSU), a 1890s land-grant institution in Wilberforce, Ohio, the Cooperative Extension Service was determined to change that.

Diagnosis at Your Fingertips

A NIFA-funded venture by the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva and the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, University of Hawaii-Manoa has resulted in a new iPad application, Estimate, that helps determine plant disease diversity.

The Truth About the 'Five-second' Rule

Rutgers University researchers have disproven the widely accepted notion that it’s okay to pick up food and eat it within a “safe” five second window.