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Nov 18: Free summit looks at future of food in Seattle
October 24, 2016

few-graphicWOODINVILLE, Wash. – The need to integrate management of natural resources like water, energy and food in the greater Seattle area will be discussed during the free, interactive Urban Food-Energy-Water Summit on Friday, Nov. 18, in the Brightwater Convention Center.

Improved food packaging will extend shelf life
May 18, 2016

Shyam-SablaniPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researcher Shyam Sablani has received a $450,000 grant to develop plastic packaging that will extend the shelf life of prepared food up to five years.

WSU, Chinese company to collaborate on ag research
May 11, 2016

Agreement-is-signed-Wednesday

By Craig Lawson, International Programs

SHENZHEN, China – Research and economic development in agriculture will be advanced thanks to a memorandum of understanding signed today between Washington State University and BGI, one of the world’s largest genomics companies.

$11M funds food safety center, tech transfer to markets
March 30, 2016

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences
and Alyssa Patrick, Office of Economic Development

PULLMAN, Wash. – Consumer demand for safe, high quality, additive-free packaged foods is on the rise. Washington State University is advancing toward meeting this demand thanks to two recent investments in innovative food processing technology based on microwave energy.

Weighing benefits, risks of wild birds on organic farms
October 13, 2015

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Bluebird-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University will help organic growers protect human health by assessing the risks and benefits of wild birds on organic farms. Researchers received nearly $2 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Organic Research and Extension Initiative to conduct the study.

Online, hands-on courses teach safe food preservation
May 14, 2015

By Kate Halstead, WSU Extension

preserve-summerEVERETT, Wash. – An online prerequisite and a four-course hands-on evening series will teach participants about safely preserving food at home. The series of hands-on classes repeats three times during the summer on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Nov. 19-20: New food safety rules discussed in workshop
November 6, 2014

By Angela Lenssen, School of Food Science

food-science-logoSEATTLE – Food safety and law experts will discuss the effects of and compliance with new U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules at a public workshop Nov. 19-20 at the Double Tree by Hilton, Seattle Airport, 18740 International Blvd. The rules are scheduled for release Nov. 13.

Nov. 11-12: Food safety workshop includes FDA advisor
November 4, 2014

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

food-safety-220PORTLAND, Ore. – Food sanitation, including proposed regulatory changes to a federal food safety act, will be discussed at a regional workshop Nov. 11-12 at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel here.

Nature’s pooper scoopers: Can dung beetles aid food safety?
September 30, 2014

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

beetle-80PULLMAN, Wash. – For farmers, especially organic farmers, who are increasingly challenged by food safety guidelines, dung beetles could provide an elegant solution to a vexing problem. Entomologists at Washington State University are investigating whether the insects could suppress harmful foodborne pathogens in the soil before they spread to humans.