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Nov 18: Free summit looks at future of food in Seattle

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. » More …

WSU, Chinese company to collaborate on ag research

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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. » More …

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

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. » More …

Weighing benefits, risks of wild birds on organic farms

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. » More …

Online, hands-on courses teach safe food preservation

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. » More …

Nov. 19-20: New food safety rules discussed in workshop

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. » More …

Nov. 11-12: Food safety workshop includes FDA advisor

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. » More …

Nature’s pooper scoopers: Can dung beetles aid food safety?

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. » More …