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Tag: food science

hands covered in flour

Apr 14, 2020

The Great Sourdough Mystery

Scientists are enlisting home bakers to solve age-old mysteries surrounding bread. 

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. 

Gary Cartwright and Carl Hollifield holding Howling Cow ice cream pints.

May 20, 2019

Howling Cow Ice Cream Available in More Harris Teeter Stores

NC State's tasty ice cream treat is now available in more locations across the state. 

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Feb 8, 2019

Is There Fat in Fruits and Nuts, and How Much?

While most people associate fat with junk food, many “healthy” foods contain fats as well – including fruits and nuts. 

Rodolphe Barrangou supervises a graduate student in their NC State lab

Nov 28, 2018

Defining the Future of CRISPR

NC State food scientist Rodolphe Barrangou is earning worldwide attention for his work with one of science's most revolutionary technologies. 

Tomatoes and peppers

Nov 20, 2018

Citizen Science Can Play Role in Addressing Agricultural Challenges

A new paper highlights the potential of citizen science to address pressing research challenges in agriculture and food systems. 

Sep 6, 2018

Beyond Bacon & BBQ: 11 Foods Associated With North Carolina

North Carolina has many unique meat products that deserve recognition. 

Mar 21, 2018

Could Insects Help Us Find New Yeasts for Big Business?

Yeasts are tiny fungi – but they play key roles in producing everything from beer and cheese to industrial chemicals and biofuels. 

Oct 12, 2017

The 150th N.C. State Fair

The 150th NC State Fair begins today and runs for the next 11 days. Check out NC State's participation at the fair, from the Food Science Club's Howling Cow tent to the Animal Science Club's State Fair Ark and cow-milking exhibit. 

Aug 10, 2017

At 100, Retired Prof Recalls Postwar Campus

In the boom years after World War II, Emmett Dillard joined thousands of veterans crowding NC State to earn their college degrees. The one-time mayor of Trailwood and longtime professor of animal science turns 100 this week. 

Dec 2, 2015

Questions About the Science of Beer

Sure, there’s an art to brewing – but there’s science as well. 

Sep 9, 2015

From the Lab Bench to the Beer Glass

A team of NC State scientists is using wild yeasts to brew new beers -- and the results are both surprising and delicious. 

Apr 7, 2015

Seafood Safety 101: Vibrio in Shellfish

Seafood consumption is on the rise -- but so is the most important pathogen found in seafood: Vibrio bacteria. 

Apr 1, 2015

When a Norovirus Expert Got Norovirus

Norovirus affects millions of people each year, costing the U.S. billions of dollars. This year, one of those people was a norovirus researcher. 

Mar 31, 2015

Food Safety 101: What Is Campylobacter (and What Are We Doing About It)?

Researcher Hannah Bolinger explains what campylobacteriosis is, why it's important, and what researchers are doing to tackle the problem.