Faculty at Virginia Tech’s Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center are working to develop alternative and sustainable food sources in the form of insect protein.

Mainstream insect consumption is gaining steam. Recent figures estimate that 2,111 species of insects are consumed in about 140 countries. In November 2021, the European
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The University of Georgia has hired Carla Schwan as an assistant professor and as the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension specialist in food safety and home food preservation in UGA’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences. She starts the job this month.

Carla Schwan Carla Schwan, assistant professor
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The USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded the Alabama Cooperative Extension System with a $300,000 food safety grant.

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is the primary outreach and engagement organization for the land-grant mission of Alabama A&M University and Auburn University in cooperation with Tuskegee University.
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A Garden for Every Child. Every Child in a Garden.”

U.S. slogan for WWI youth gardening program

Spring is almost over, and with summer looming, people’s thoughts are turning to gardening. It’s no different with children. School and youth gardens are popping up all over. 

In most of the United
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Many vendors at farmers markets take inadequate precautions to prevent the spread of foodborne illness, and they should be trained to reduce food-safety risks, according to Penn State researchers who completed the final phase of an innovative five-year study.

Using a comprehensive three-way approach, the research assessed food safety
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