Food & Nutrition

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Food & Nutrition

Organic farming roundtable series offered this spring

A roundtable series to be held Monday evenings on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s East Campus will discuss organic farming.
Organic Farming

Michael Boehm named university's IANR chief

Michael Boehm has been named the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Harlan Vice Chancellor for the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and University of Nebraska vice president for Agriculture and Natural Resources.

New research suggests great northern bean could prevent weight gain, high cholesterol

New research from the Department of Food Science and Technology at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln has determined that adding great northern beans to a diet rich in fatty foods may prevent weight gain, fatty liver and high cholesterol.
Ph.D graduate student Nguyen Tien An (left), graduate student Haowen Qiu, research technologist Richard Zbasnik and graduate student Sami Althwab working in a lab. Links to larger image.

3M joins Alliance for Advanced Food Sanitation

Materials science company 3M has joined the Alliance for Advanced Food Sanitation, launched last year by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Science advocate Mark Lynas to present Heuermann Lecture

British environmental writer and science advocate Mark Lynas will speak at the next Heuermann Lecture on Oct. 10.
Mark Lynas

Nebraska Extension recognized in HealthyCommunity50 Challenge

The Choose Healthy Here - Healthy Food Retail Program in Dodge, Saunders, and Washington counties in Nebraska has been recognized in theHealthyCommunity50 Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge to receive a $10,000 community seed award.

Nebraska Food for Health Center to unite strengths in agriculture, medicine

The Nebraska Food for Health Center, a more than $40 million initiative to improve the lives of people around the world, was launched Sept. 16 at the University of Nebraska.
Andrew Benson teaching a class. Links to larger image.

Anandappa named founding director of food-safety alliance at NIC

Angela Anandappa, has been named the founding director of the Alliance for Advanced Food Sanitation.