Community Food Projects increase food security in communities by bringing the whole food system together to assess strengths, establish linkages, and create systems that improve the self-reliance of community members over their food needs.
GusNIP supports projects to increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables among low-income consumers participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by providing incentives at the point of purchase.
Marie Bugarel, a research assistant professor at Texas Tech University's Department of Animal and Food Sciences in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, has discovered a new serotype of the salmonella bacteria. The new serotype was confirmed by the Pasteur Institute in Paris, the international reference center for salmonella.
The White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is requesting information regarding microbiome research by June 15, 2015.
The Useful to Usable climate initiative based at Purdue University has added an online tool enabling farmers and agricultural advisers to better assess how climate patterns in other parts of the world can influence local conditions and corn yields across the Corn Belt.
These plant breeding projects draw on the resources and expertise of growers, private sector plant breeders, germplasm conservators, and many other stakeholders to improve crop performance in organic systems.