agriculture and life sciences

Mar 27, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

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.

Mar 9, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Study: Health Agencies Need Clear Rules for Disclosing Foodborne Illness Outbreaks

Food safety researchers are calling on public health agencies to develop clear guidelines on when to inform the public about foodborne illness outbreaks – something which is often handled on an ad hoc basis at the local, state and federal levels.

Feb 3, 2017  |  The Abstract

‘Great Pumpkin Project’ Recruits Citizen Scientists to Document Agricultural Biodiversity

A team of biology researchers is recruiting citizen scientists to participate in a study of which microbes and insects visit the same crop plants around the world.

Jan 24, 2017  |  Faculty and Staff

Barrangou Wins NAS Award

CRISPR pioneer Rodolphe Barrangou garners another prestigious award for his work on the system that uses a molecular scalpel to edit genes.

Jan 1, 2017

Researchers Crack Genetic Code Determining Leaf Shape in Cotton

Researchers find gene responsible for major leaf shapes in upland cotton.

Dec 28, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Study Provides Evidence on Movement of Potato Famine Pathogen

Before it devastated Ireland, the pathogen that causes potato late blight set up shop in the United States. The pathogen's movement and evolution is the focus of an NC State study.

Dec 7, 2016  |  Events

Renowned Chef Howard Speaks on Campus

Award-winning chef, TV personality, author and NC State alumna Vivian Howard will return to campus Dec. 15 to deliver the annual Eloise S. Cofer Lecture on connecting food, family and community. She will also participate in a book signing earlier in the day in the Coastal Ballroom of the Talley Student Union. Both events are free and open to the public.

Dec 1, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Study: Restaurants Not Good At Explaining Risks of Undercooked Meat to Customers

A recent study finds restaurants don’t do an effective job of communicating with customers when it comes to addressing risks associated with eating undercooked meat – specifically hamburgers.

Nov 1, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Study Highlights Diversity of Arthropods Found in Homes Across the United States – From Swabs of Dust

Researchers used DNA testing and citizen science to create an “atlas” that shows the range and diversity of arthropods found in homes across the continental United States.

Oct 5, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Urban Warming Slows Tree Growth, Photosynthesis

New research finds that urban warming reduces growth and photosynthesis in city trees. The researchers found that insect pests are part of the problem, but that heat itself plays a more significant role.