For the first time publicly, N.C. State and Rutgers University will disclose information about a major new development that allows health-protective anthocyanins and other fruit components to be naturally concentrated in a shelf-stable, low calorie, highly nutritious and good-tasting food product.
The Carolina Meat Conference in Concord brought together more than 250 players in the meat industry from 13 states.
The Center for Environmental Farming Systems’ statewide initiative to stimulate economic development, create jobs and promote North Carolina’s farms and fisheries announced that more than $5.7 million in local foods expenditures have been reported by local individuals, organizations and institutions participating in the campaign.
The smells wafting through the air at the North Carolina 4-H Cookery competition were nearly enough to break down a vegetarian. The parents and friends wading through the aromas were struck by the intensity of each scent as they wandered towards one booth for a sample… and then on to the next. Those smells were of pork, turkey, chicken and beef – all prepared in different and exciting ways by kids and young adults, ranging in age from 9 to 18, for a panel of judges.
Using an extensive cabbage germplasm collection given to N.C. State University by Monsanto Co., scientists expect to develop new and improved varieties to increase demand for cabbage and expand production in North Carolina.
A group of North Carolina State University faculty members has been recognized for helping farmers stay in business during the phase-out of a popular fumigant.
Piggly Wiggly, “America’s first” self-service grocery store has added another first to its list: the first grocery store to pledge to buy more foods from local producers as part of its commitment to the 10% Campaign.
Dr. Allen Foegeding, William Neal Reynolds Professor of food, bioprocessing and nutrition sciences, has been honored with the 2011 William C. Haines Dairy Science Award.
When asked how N.C. State University has made a difference to his family business over the years, Wanchese Fish Co.’s Sam Daniels answers quickly and definitively: “N.C. State has put us on the map globally,” he says. “It’s pretty much changed our company, to get away from the fresh fish business our father started in the 1930s to become an international, value-added company.”
When Jenny Fulton and Ashlee Furr lost their stockbroker jobs during the recent recession and decided to turn Fulton’s grandmother’s pickle recipes into a business venture, one of their first stops was with N.C. Cooperative Extension’s Entrepreneur Assistance Program. The program is designed to help entrepreneurs get off the ground and produce food safely and profitably.