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The African Swine Fever Epidemic: Are We at Risk?

The African Swine Fever Epidemic: Are We at Risk?

Many of us are unaware of issues affecting our food supply — we expect the foods we enjoy to be readily available at reasonable prices. But what if the bacon and pork loins we place in our grocery carts became harder to find? Or prohibitively expensive? The devastating disease called African Swine Fever, a pig virus similar to the flu, has made this a potential reality in Asia while also raising concerns for global pork production, forcing countries to increase supply of other proteins.

Food Safety, Food Trade

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Packing Social Concerns in the Lunchbox

As a scientist and mom of three young kids, back to school to Dr. Evanega means preparing her kids' lunches with their tastes - and global considerations - in mind, like ending global hunger and reducing food waste with GMO crops.

Agricultural Technology, Food Regulations and Policy, Food Technology

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Manuka Honey: Life Changer or Money Waster?

Manuka honey’s antibacterial properties are said to help cure everything from wounds, to tooth decay, to digestive issues, and even infections from cystic fibrosis. Can this supposed superfood really provide relief from all these ailments?

Food Ingredients, Health

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Manuka Honey: Life Changer or Money Waster? Manuka Honey: Life Changer or Money Waster?

California Megafires and the Effects on Agriculture

Wildfires are devastating, not only to the families whose homes are demolished but also to the land and farmers supplying our fruits, vegetables, wine grapes and cattle for dairy and meat production.

Animal Welfare and Health, Food Production, Soil and Crop Management

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There Is No Such Thing As A Dirty Vegetable

Have you heard the buzz about the dirty dozen? These fruits and veggies have gotten a bad reputation and consumers are being told to buy them only when organically grown. But is this fear justified?

Food Safety

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