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a roast turkey rests on a kitchen counter

Nov 19, 2021

Don’t Want Foodborne Illness? Don’t Wash That Poultry

Washing raw turkey or other poultry before roasting can lead to cross-contamination and foodborne illness. 

Christmas trees growing in North Carolina.

Nov 12, 2021

Expert: Demand for N.C.-Grown Christmas Trees Will Remain High

N.C. Christmas tree growers are hustling to meet an expected high demand this year, according to an NC State expert in Ashe County, North Carolina. 

a bunch of red, white and yellow onions on a table

Oct 25, 2021

Salmonella in Onions: What You Need to Know

How can I tell which onions are safe? What do I do if I'm not sure? 

Sep 24, 2020

NC State Team Finds Solution for Sweetpotato Problem

A new discovery will save NC sweetpotato growers millions of dollars. 

Girl with painted rocks

Mar 25, 2020

Boredom Busters: More Activities for Kids

Five fun indoor projects to help keep everyone’s minds active and hands busy. 

Child with caterpillar on his nose.

Mar 25, 2020

Outdoor Activities for Kids

Without going far, kids can explore and learn from familiar environments. 

two bottles of infused oil

Dec 4, 2019

How to Infuse Oils, Vinegars, Liquor or Honey (Without Making People Barf)

Food safety tips for making hand-crafted gifts of infused oils, etc. 

a roasted turkey on a table

Nov 22, 2019

Expert Tips for Thanksgiving Food Safety

Our food-safety expert shares research-based tips for how to buy, thaw, prep and cook your Thanksgiving feast so everyone stays happy and healthy. 

industrial hemp plants

Feb 14, 2019

Is Hemp The Same Thing As Marijuana?

What's the difference between marijuana and hemp? 

photo of a pressure cooker

Feb 13, 2019

Why Does Food Cook Faster In A Pressure Cooker?

How do pressure cookers work? 

eggs on a griddle

Jan 16, 2019

Why Do Egg Whites Turn White When You Cook Them?

Why do egg whites turn white? Does that make them safe to eat? 

brown spider

Jan 10, 2019

‘Is This a Brown Recluse?’ A Year of Looking at Spiders

What happens when three scientists launch a public service for people with spider questions? 

Chapman Potato Salad in Blue Bowl

May 24, 2018

It’s Not the Mayonnaise: Food Safety Myths & Summertime Food

Warm weather means picnics and outdoor get-togethers. Here are some tips on how to avoid making your friends and loved ones barf this summer. 

Jul 20, 2017

4-H Electric Congress Celebrates 70th Year

Every summer, North Carolina 4-H Electric Congress draws young people from across the state for hands-on learning, and fun, in science, technology, engineering and math related to electricity. 

Apr 3, 2017

Study IDs Ways to Encourage ‘Refuge’ Planting, Slowing Resistance to Bt Crops

A study finds a shortfall in the amount of “refuge” cropland being planted in NC – increasing the rate at which crop pests evolve the ability to devour genetically engineered Bt crops.