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Department of Food Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences

Student and professor holding a beverage product they developed in a grocery store.

May 25, 2021

Growing NC Food Entrepreneurship

Roughly 80% of crops grown in North Carolina are shipped out of the state to be processed. What’s being done to tap the potential for food entrepreneurs to keep these commodities here? 

Natalie Cooke

May 19, 2021

A ‘Spark’ for Nutrition Science

Just as she discovered nutrition science as an undergraduate at NC State, Natalie Cooke helps ignite students’ interest in the discipline. 

Rodolphe Barrangou in the lab

May 2, 2021

What’s the Big Deal About CRISPR?

If you’ve had a bite of cheese, yogurt or another commercially produced dairy product, you’ve eaten a CRISPR-enhanced food. From better dairy foods to more resilient crops to new treatments for genetic diseases, this Nobel-winning technology holds promise. 

Mar 29, 2021

Lending a Hand With the Pfizer Vaccine

CALS alumnus David Huffman volunteered for a hands-on team at Pfizer and ended up in an ABC vaccine special. Here's how his bioprocessing degree paved the way. 

sign that says beer

Mar 9, 2021

A How-To Manual on the Science of Making Good Beer

If you’re teaching a course on brewing beer, and you can’t find the book you want, you write it yourself. 

Lactobacillus

Feb 1, 2021

Lactobacillus Manipulates Bile Acids to Create Favorable Gut Environment

Probiotic bacteria create a better environment for their survival by manipulating bile acids. 

A group photo of nine individuals, African and Caucasian in front of a store front in Kenya.

Jan 25, 2021

Small Business Administration Honors NC State Spinoff SinnovaTek

A growing Raleigh-based company is helping children in sub-Saharan Africa, where vitamin A deficiency is widespread. 

Caramel sauce being poured into glass jars.

Dec 22, 2020

Sweet Additions for Your Favorite Ice Cream

The NC State Food Science Club has created original sauce toppings for your favorite scoop of Howling Cow. 

Dec 21, 2020

Vision and Value: The Scoop on Gary Cartwright’s Dairy Career

Curious about how NC State’s Howling Cow ice cream got its start? Here's the origin story from an alum and longtime dairy innovator. 

Asian woman in red graduation cap and gown

Dec 7, 2020

Nutrition Grad Finds Ways to Promote Wellness, from Virtual Reality to YouTube

A passion for food and fitness motivates Yue "Gabby" Xiong.