The award was presented at the OTT annual awards program on Nov. 22 at the N.C. State Alumni Center.
A report from an expert committee convened by the National Research Council at the request of the U.S. Department of Agriculture came out in favor of public access to the voluminous data gathered by the department’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) on individual meat and egg processors. The committee was chaired by Dr. Lee-Ann Jaykus, N.C. State professor of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences.
Described as a self-help program for farmers, Nickels for Know-How is a 60-year-old voluntary assessment on feed and fertilizer produced and purchased in North Carolina. On Nov. 16, the Nickels referendum passed with a whopping 96 percent of the vote.