Food & Health


Cattle grazing in pasture
July 20, 2016

Getting more for less is an attractive concept. But it isn’t that easy when it comes to producing more food on less land with fewer...

Examining triclosan extracts from plant tissues, Texas A&M
May 25, 2016

Most U.S. homes are full of familiar household products with an ingredient that fights bacteria: triclosan. Triclosan seems to be everywhere. When...

Bioaerosol and particulate sampling equipment
April 13, 2016

Consumers don’t buy leafy greens and other healthy supermarket produce anticipating the food might make their families sick. Or at least,...

Mature faba bean plants with contrasting height and pod production
April 06, 2016

What bean has double the protein of wheat, triple that of rice, and also contains beneficial amino acids, B-vitamins, and micronutrients? The...

Collecting soil samples from Penn State University Living Filter
March 02, 2016

What would you do without water?

Farmers in drought areas are especially concerned by this question. As fresh water resources become...

Dried bean pods from upright pinto
February 17, 2016

Pinto beans are the most common type of bean cultivated in the United States, accounting for more than a third of all edible, dry bean production...

Bean seeds in Zambia marketplace
January 27, 2016

The story of the Andean bean is, in a way, similar to that of the Princess and the Pea. However, in this tale, the Princess is global food...

Collecting manure samples from compost windrows
November 04, 2015

Manure management is serious business for a meat-hungry world. A single cow, depending on its size, can generate between 43 and 120 pounds of...

Rows of cultivated, bred soy and wild soy
October 28, 2015

Sometimes, the way forward is to look back. This may be the case with soybeans, whose wild relatives have higher levels of beneficial fatty acids...

An urban garden with vegetables
May 13, 2015

Green thumbs, do not fret. Pockets of soil in urban areas are still available for the increasingly popular practice of urban gardening.

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