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Modernizing Food Safety

Farm Bureau's Debbie Hamrick, shown at the State Farmers Market in Raliegh, are part of the group that has helped guide the rules process for the food safety act.

It’s been called the biggest change to food safety and farming practices in modern history. And though it’s been more two and a half years since the Food Safety Modernization Act was signed into law, there is still much work to be done. The good news is that in North Carolina, organizations that support agriculture haven’t been sitting on their hands. Groups like CALS, the N.C. Farm Bureau and the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services have been active in helping to shape regulations and educate growers on how the Food Safety Modernization Act will affect the way they do business.

College Profile: Danesha Seth Carley

Danesha Seth Carley set out to build a program that would facilitate partnerships, raise awareness of the College's sustainability efforts and serve as an information clearing house on sustainability.

With an ecologist’s heart and mind, Danesha Seth Carley helps lead the College’s sustainability programs.

N.C. State University Turfgrass Field Day is Aug. 14

Presenter leads discussion at field day.

N.C. State University’s Turfgrass Field Day will be held in Raleigh at the Lake Wheeler Turfgrass Research Lab, Aug. 14, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. The field day is held once a year and offers the industry and general public a chance to view the Turfgrass Program’s ongoing research trials and speak directly with N.C. State faculty and staff.

Faculty/staff garden workday planned for July 10

people planting in a row

On Wednesday, July 10, faculty and staff are invited to N.C. State’s Agroecology Education Farm from 8 a.m. until noon to tend crops that are being grown by University Dining for use in campus dining halls. When produce is harvested later this summer, it will be the first time that campus-grown produce is served in campus dining halls.

Fred Gould named to Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources

Fred Gould

Dr. Fred Gould, William Neal Reynolds Professor in the Department of Entomology, is one of two North Carolina State University faculty members named to the Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, a major program unit of the National Research Council.

Science enthusiasts raise a pint at Tir Na Nog

Three men sitting

A group of faithful science enthusiasts gathered Tuesday night at Tir Na Nog pub in downtown Raleigh to raise a pint and hear scientists from the SE Climate Science Center talk about global climate change.

Seymour: Preserve forests in the name of food security

Frances Seymour

Preserving international forests, providing food security and addressing issues of global climate change will require a coordinated effort, Frances Seymour told an audience at N.C. State University for the 2013 Borlaug Lecture.

PHHI seeks broccoli with enhanced lutein

Allen Brown with broccoli

KANNAPOLIS – A new N.C. State University study under way at the Plants for Human Health Institute at the N.C. Research Campus is focused on enhancing levels of lutein in broccoli. Lutein, an antioxidant, is associated with lowering risks for cataracts and age-related macular degeneration and is also found in leafy greens such as kale and spinach.

N.C. State PreVet students sweep top awards at APVMA annual event

N.C. State PreVet students gather at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine for the 2013 APVMA Symposium.

The 13 N.C. State students who traveled to the event were mentored by Dr. Shweta Trivedi, director of the Veterinary Professions Advising Center (VetPAC), which is housed in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Animal Science Department.

VetPAC networking event draws record attendance

Dr. Shweta Trivedi (center), VetPAC director, and VetPAC interns Sara Fleming (left) and Caitlin Reilly work the registration desk at the networking event.

More than 100 pre-veterinary track students took advantage of the opportunity to hear from a diverse range of veterinary professionals Jan. 31, at the annual networking event hosted by the Veterinary Professions Advising Center.

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