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NC Food Innovation Lab

A woman in a food lab measuring items

Oct 13, 2021

Emilize Momplaisir: Exploring Aspects of Food Science at NCFIL

NCFIL Summer Intern Emilize Momplaisir spends her time working in the Test Kitchen, appreciating the use of NCFIL's technology and the team's guidance. 

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? 

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

Jan 28, 2021

Big Idea Ventures Taps NC State Food and Agricultural Innovation

North Carolina State University's strengths in food and agricultural innovation are center stage in a new venture aimed at fueling economic growth in rural areas. 

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. 

Man with drone flying over farm field

Dec 8, 2020

Initiatives to Make N.C. Agriculture a $100 Billion Powerhouse

Three major NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences initiatives aim to transform agriculture and agribusiness. 

A young man wearing a red polo shirt outside

Nov 9, 2020

CALS Alumnus Shifts Career to Food Innovation

Joseph Hildebrand has been able to forge successful careers in both the pharmaceutical and food science industries. 

A server with a salad and flatbread pizza

May 28, 2020

Food Business Rejuvenation During COVID-19: Opportunity to Innovate

Food industry companies and entrepreneurs must plan how to position themselves once COVID-19 has subsided. A focus on business strategies, innovation, personnel safety and financing is essential. 

Apr 15, 2020

How Produce Growers + Packagers Can Stabilize Retail Supply Chain During Coronavirus Pandemic

Producers are pivoting from food service to retail outlets. This blog delivers ideas for produce growers and packagers to move products into both the supply chain and consumers’ shopping carts. 

A group of people inside the new NC Food Innovation Lab in Kannapolis, North Carolina

Mar 6, 2020

FBNS + NCFIL: From Vision to Realization

NC State's FBNS Department has partnered with NCFIL since the very beginning: instrumental in its vision and active in its development. FBNS will also be very influential in NCFIL's future success. 

Packets of different plant-based protein powder

Nov 13, 2019

Healthy Innovation

NC State's Food Innovation Lab focuses on plant-based foods and aims to increase food processing in N.C.