The Importance of Seeds: a Q&A with Rob Dunn
There is little genetic diversity among the crops that are most important for feeding people around the world. Rob Dunn's new book explores this issue and why it matters.
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.
Money, Not Access, Key to Resident Food Choices in ‘Food Deserts’
A new study finds that, while access to healthy foods is a significant challenge, the biggest variable limiting diet choices in so-called “food deserts” is limited financial resources.
Don’t Trust Your Waiter for Food Safety Advice
"What the server didn’t know, and I did, was that my guest for lunch was a food safety expert – and her tableside manner was being judged."
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.
Cooking Stuffing This Holiday? Here’s a Simple Way to Help Ward Off Foodborne Illness
Some food safety tips to help you avoid making loved ones sick this holiday season — because nothing ruins a get-together like projectile vomiting.
Help With Hurricane Relief Efforts
There are multiple ways faculty, staff and students can help neighbors near and far who have been affected or displaced by the flooding of Hurricane Matthew. Check out all the resources available to the campus community, including what donations are needed for the Feed the Pack food pantry and the Food Banks of Central and Eastern North Carolina.
Living High on the Hog at Barbecue Camp
Twenty-five lucky future pitmasters were among the inaugural participants at the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences two-day Barbecue Camp, where they learned the science of low and slow.
5 Things You Should Know About Grilling Burgers (To Avoid Getting Sick)
To help you avoid barfing this grilling season, a food safety expert gave us these five things to remember when it comes to making a delicious (and safe) burger.
Woodson to Chair APLU Food Security Commission
NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson has been named chair of The Challenge of Change: Engaging Public Universities to Feed the World, a commission convened by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities.