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Program lets donors help feed hungry students

By Steve Nakata, Administrative Services

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University students who run out of food money will not have to go hungry thanks to a new donor-funded program called Cougs Feeding Cougs. WSU believes it could be a model for universities nationwide. » More …

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 …

Want fries with that? Stealth potato virus threatens industry

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

PULLMAN, Wash. – The next time you sink your teeth into a hot, crispy french fry, consider the threats that stand between you and this iconic food. Newly emerged viruses threaten the U.S. potato industry, including potatoes grown in Washington. » 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 …

WSU research gets Gates money to improve rice yields

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – More than three billion people worldwide depend on rice for survival, and the number is expected to climb as the developing world grows. In Asia every hectare devoted to rice produces food for 27 people. By 2050, each hectare will need to support at least 43 people. » More …

Fulbright winner will improve rice by decontaminating soil

By Amy Veneziano, Undergraduate Education

PatrickFreeze-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Having studied soil contamination and its effect on food sources worldwide, it seems fitting that Ph.D. student Patrick Freeze of Washington State University should win a Fulbright grant during the United Nations International Year of Soil. » 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 …