“Everything is so green,” Louiza Chekmam quietly murmured in amazement as the van she was riding in pulled into Peach Tree Farms. “Back home, our summers are dry and everything turns yellow and brown. This is just beautiful.” The visit to the family-operated farm outside of Boonville was one of many stops Louiza, Souad Mammou […]
Algerian women visit MU through Cochran Fellowship
Planting corn in wet soil can damage root systems
Missouri corn growers chomping at the bit to plant should practice patience to prevent harm to their plants’ root systems. University of Missouri Extension cereal crops specialist Brent Myers and CAFNR agronomy specialist Bill Wiebold advise growers not to plant too soon when soils begin to dry. Planting and other traffic will compact wet soil. […]
Protein-rich breakfasts prevent unhealthy evening snacking
Eating a breakfast rich in protein significantly improves appetite control and reduces unhealthy snacking on high-fat or high-sugar foods in the evening, which could help improve the diets of more than 25 million overweight or obese young adults in the U.S.
Summit partners researchers with those dealing with food insecurity
Sandy Rikoon is conducting an experiment with his food insecurity symposium Oct. 17-19. Rather than hold sessions where academics present their research conclusions into the causes and consequences of insufficient food distribution in America, the director of MU’s Interdisciplinary Center for Food Security is creating a forum where the people on the front lines of the problem will tell the researchers how they use current data and what new information are needed.
What is it like to design and produce a product for market?
Azlin Mustapha, associate professor and director of graduate studies in food science, is working on a soon-to-be-revealed secret project for CAFNR. This project goes beyond the laboratory – it is designed to produce an exciting new product and have it be successful in the marketplace. It’s joined CAFNR food science researchers and students with industry professionals in a unique collaboration with sales, research and education goals.