Rodolphe Barrangou, an associate professor in NC State’s Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, will be receiving the 2018 NAS Prize in Food and Agriculture Sciences for his work with Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR)
UMass Amherst Food Scientists Developing New, Low-Cost Tool for Detecting Bacteria in Food and Water
Food scientist Lili He and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Amherst report that they have developed a new, rapid and low-cost method for detecting bacteria in water or a food sample. Once commercially available, it should be useful to cooks using fresh fruits and vegetables, for example, and aid workers in the field responding to natural disasters, He says.
In the second part of this series, Dr. Kathy Knutson discusses some of the usual suspects and tools for mitigating the growth of these harmful microorganisms.
Any astute cattleman knows that he cannot change feed sources on his herd quickly; he must gradually blend the new feed with the old over several days. If he doesn’t do this, he runs the risk of creating health issues for his animals, such as bloating. This is particular problematic in the spring when moving the herd from dry hay onto lush green vegetation.
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President Donald Trump spent a great deal of his early days in the White House rolling back decisions made by his predecessor. That is the usual political stuff; President Barack Obama also did it to President George W. Bush. But there is one science policy initiative Trump has not touched so far — and shouldn’t.