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NIFA Supports Disaster Education through EDEN

USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) supports disaster education through the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN).

'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.

Online Hands-On Mapping System Helps Keep Pollinators Safe

A multi-institutional research team led by Penn State University developed Beescape, an online tool to help beekeepers understand what resources and risks bees may encounter when they leave the hive.

Stopping Malaria at its Source

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 445,000 people died of malaria in 2016—most were young children in sub-Saharan Africa. Penn State’s Matthew Thomas and an international team of researchers have developed an in-home solution aimed at preventing the spread of malaria.

Interdisciplinary Research Project on Water and Agriculture Launches Website

Water for Agriculture, a Penn State-led interdisciplinary research project funded by the National Institute on Food and Agriculture, has launched its own website. The project aims to address the water and agriculture issues that matter most to communities through effective stakeholder engagement.

Avocado Seed Extract Shows Promise as Anti-Inflammatory Compound

The discovery could be important because cancer, cardiovascular diseases, arthritis, colitis and many more serious conditions are associated with chronic inflammation.

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