New research out of Washington State University shows that ultraviolet C light can help kill foodborne pathogens on certain fruits. The light, which cannot penetrate opaque, solid objects, destroys the nucleic acid and disrupts the
In 2011, an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 in Oregon killed one person and sickened more than a dozen people. The outbreak was eventually traced back to organic strawberries grown at an Oregon farm, but…
Washington State University will develop and run a $1 million pilot project to create vegetable gardens at 70 elementary schools in four states, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Thursday.
The People’s Garden
In the negative drum roll about animal agriculture’s role in antibiotic resistance, the Washington State Dairy Federation’s commitment to promoting the judicious use of antibiotics offers a bright note of forward progress.
In an antibiotic…
Pesticides–all the insecticides, weed killers and fertilizers spread on yards and farms–aren’t the only problem contributing to the decline of the wild Pacific salmon.
It’s the people who carelessly (or unknowingly) overuse these chemicals, says
Washington State University researchers say they’ve found that organically grown strawberries are more nutritious, flavorful and have a longer shelf life than conventionally grown strawberries. They also leave soil healthier.
John Reganold, WSU professor of
Seattle attorney William Marler gave a speech last Wednesday regarding foodborne illness law as a part of the Washington State University Common Reading Program.
The Common Reading Program chooses a different book each year
This month Tom Besser, professor of veterinary microbiology at Washington State University, received $1 million from the Federal Agriculture and Food Research Initiative. This money will be used to evaluate whether previous research done on
Washington State University has developed a new technology that will allow food to look, taste, and be as nutritious as the original food but with a shelf-life of more than six months.
Juming Tang, a
The Germ City: Clean Hands, Healthy People Program is an integrated education, Extension and research program consisting of classroom education for youth, Extension activities conducted during fairs, festivals, and community events, and research focused on