Craven County Faith Community receives Farmers’ Market Promotion grant
A New Bern faith community that worked with Cooperative Extension to establish a successful farmers’ market has had its efforts honored and rewarded. The Peletah Ministries received a $94,240 grant from the USDA Farmers’ Market Promotion program.
Wayne County Farmworkers Appreciation Festival brings community together
Participants had opportunities to be given health and dental screenings, as well as to visit information booths to learn about the community services available to them.
53rd Annual Meeting of Phytochemists Comes to N.C. State
Dr. Deyu Xie of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences organized the 2014 event and also served as chair of two of the symposia during the five-day conference.
College Profile: Amy McLean
CALS equine specialist Dr. Amy McLean plays a key role in an international initiative to improve the health, welfare and productivity of working equids.
TTFC funds expansion of AgriSafe and Certified Safe Farm programs
Through a recent grant to the N.C. Agricultural Foundation Inc., the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission (TTFC) is providing funds to expand and continue the work of the AgriSafe and Certified Safe Farm programs in North Carolina.
Strategy to inhibit ovarian cancer in hens could benefit human health
Elizabeth Harris, a physiology student, has developed a strategy that could inhibit the start and progression of ovarian cancer in hens and have important implications for preventing cancer in people.
PHHI researchers enhance combat rations with fruits, vegetables
North Carolina State University is working with the U.S. Army to create functional food ingredients from fruits and vegetables that will be used to develop healthier, more portable combat rations for soldiers.
Faculty members attend Let’s Move event at White House
Dr. Sarah Bowen and Dr. Annie Hardison-Moody of N.C. State University, partners in a project to identify the root causes of youth obesity, recently attended a Let’s Move Faith and Communities event at the White House to hear First Lady Michelle Obama speak.
Dr. Randy Rose Memorial Garden dedicated
The garden is part of the scenic plaza in front of the Toxicology Building, home of the department where Rose, an internationally renowned toxicologist, taught and conducted research beneficial to human health.
Foundations for Intervention
Each year, foodborne microbes make millions sick, lead to hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and kill more than 3,000 people in the United States alone. In her Schaub Hall laboratory, N.C. State University’s Dr. Sophia Kathariou works to reduce that toll by unraveling the molecular mysteries of two particularly problematic pathogens.