You Decide: Why Did We Move Away From Self-Sufficiency?
In prior generations, self-sufficiency was the way of the world. Life is much different today. Most of us rely on buying food in supermarkets, purchasing clothes in stores and our houses built by contractors. People have generally traded self-sufficiency for being really good at one thing for more income and the ability to trade for goods. Is this progress?
From Brickyard to Barnyard
For one week out of the year, the heart of NC State’s campus transforms into a living, breathing barnyard. The goal? Educate city-dwellers on the importance of agriculture.
The Importance of Seeds: a Q&A with Rob Dunn
There is little genetic diversity among the crops that are most important for feeding people around the world. Rob Dunn's new book explores this issue and why it matters.
Project Aims for New and Better Cover Crops
NC State University’s Chris Reberg-Horton is among collaborators in a nationwide project to develop new and better cover crops.
Kathariou Elected to American Academy of Microbiology
Sophia Kathariou, NC State professor of food science and microbiology, has been named a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.
Cookbooks Give Readers (Mostly) Bad Advice On Food Safety
A recent study finds bestselling cookbooks offer readers little useful advice about food safety, and much of the advice they do provide is inaccurate and not based on sound science.
Breeding a Better Stevia Plant for the Southeast
At NC State University, scientists are working on something sweet, experimenting with ways to improve a plant that yields a sweetener known as stevia.
Economic Perspective: Can Price Searching Reduce Health Care Costs?
Economists believe consumers benefit from competition in the marketplace. However, how does that apply to a marketplace as complex and intricate as healthcare? NC State University Mike Walden looks at some of the factors in the field.
Program Builds Leaders for North Carolina Agriculture
With farmers making up only 2 percent of the population, James Lamb believes it’s more important than ever for them to let the public know about agriculture. That’s just one of the reasons he devoted 50 days over two years to a program aimed at preparing agricultural leaders for North Carolina.
Five Things To Know About Farm Animal Days 2017
Maybe you're a longtime Farm Animal Days expert. Maybe you've already picked your date and registered online (though you don't have to register in order to attend), and all that's left is to decide whether you'll try roping a cow right away, or go straight for the free Howling Cow ice cream.