Food Science

Borlaug Dialogue fuels students’ passion to make a difference

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

By Emma Ea Ambrose  Twelve undergraduates from the College of Agriculture recently attended the 2019 Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium in Des Moines, Iowa. Founded in 2001, the Borlaug Dialogue is named after Norman E. Borlaug, the founder of The World Food Prize, Nobel Prize Laureate and father of the “Green Revolution.” This event honors his…

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State wineries helping Purdue celebrate anniversary with ‘Giant Leaps’ labeled wines

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 University News Story

As Purdue’s 150th anniversary celebration nears its culmination, the university has teamed up with three award-winning Indiana wineries to produce specially labeled wines that will be served at select campus events.

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Graduate Ag Research Spotlight: Hansel Mina

Monday, August 26th, 2019

HANSEL MINA “With time, I can help others — farmers, growers, people that handle the food, people that grow the food. That motivates me, that I will be part of the change.” — Hansel Mina, PhD student, Department of Food Science   THE STUDENT Growing up in Cali, Colombia, Hansel Mina noticed that despite his…

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Purdue leading $10 million effort to address global food safety

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 University News Story

Purdue University is now home to a lab aimed at increasing awareness and developing environments for food safety around the world. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded nearly $10 million to Purdue to establish the firs…

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Purdue to announce major international food safety grant

Monday, August 12th, 2019 University News Story

Announcement of a multimillion-dollar grant to fund a Purdue food innovation lab aimed at increasing awareness and developing environments for food safety around the world.

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New to Purdue? Former freshmen share how they found friends, academic success and themselves

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

By Chad Campbell As one of over 600 freshmen joining Purdue’s College of Agriculture in August 2018, Cole Pearson worried about getting lost in the crowd. Doubly so, since he felt like he was missing half of himself since Pearson’s identical twin brother chose a different university. “He and I are very tight,” explained Pearson….

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Lisa Mauer’s work unravels mysteries of processed foods

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

By Emma Ea Ambrose Next time you’re at the grocery store you might spare a thought for Lisa Mauer, professor of food science and co-director of the Center for Food Safety Engineering. Mauer, who was also recently named interim associate vice provost for faculty affairs, is a food materials scientist and devotes her research to…

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Celebrity chefs could reduce foodborne illnesses, study says

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 University News Story

Foodborne illnesses sicken more than 48 million people in the United States each year, with 128,000 requiring hospitalization and 3,000 dying, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Preparing food using thermometers correctly…

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College of Agriculture announces three major awards

Monday, June 10th, 2019 University News Story

Purdue University’s College of Agriculture recently announced its 2019 awards for excellence in research, promoting the core land-grant mission and interdisciplinary collaboration.

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College of Agriculture announces three major awards

Friday, June 7th, 2019

Purdue University’s College of Agriculture recently announced its 2019 awards for excellence in research, promoting the core land grant mission and interdisciplinary collaboration. The Agricultural Research Award, the Corinne Alexander Spirit of the Land Grant Mission Award and the TEAM award will be granted respectively to Ian Kaplan, professor of entomology; Haley Oliver, associate professor…

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Wines from around the U.S. earn top honors at INDY International

Thursday, June 6th, 2019 University News Story

Trinchero Family Estates of California was named Winery of the Year and 2018 Eagle Point White by Dubuque Heritage Winery of Iowa won Wine of the Year at the 2019 INDY International Wine Competition.

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Indiana wineries make strong showing at INDY International

Thursday, June 6th, 2019 University News Story

Several Indiana wineries were honored during the 28th annual INDY International Wine Competition, which took place in late May at Purdue University. Satek Winery of Fremont earned the Governor’s Cup as Indiana’s winery of the year.

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Urban agriculture workshops to help producers learn, network

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 University News Story

Purdue Extension-Marion County has launched its first series of urban agriculture workshops designed to help urban gardeners and farmers add to their skill set while networking with other growers.

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INDY International Wine Competition Draws Global Attention

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 University News Story

The Purdue Wine Grape Team will host the 28th annual INDY International Wine Competition on May 22-23 in the Purdue Memorial Union ballrooms.

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INDY International Wine Competition Draws Global Attention

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 University News Story

The Purdue Wine Grape Team will host the 28th annual INDY International Wine Competition on May 22-23 in the Purdue Memorial Union ballrooms.

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Team Stroy holds their first place check on stage

Winners spill the beans on their success

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

By Chad Campbell Addressing students whose shoes she stood in 25 years ago, Jocelyn Wong observed, “It is so important, this idea of innovation and innovative thinking because today we need that more than ever. We need your ideas, your passion, and your creativity to change the conversation. To help us solve problems and bring…

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Purdue offers courses for food safety professionals

Thursday, April 4th, 2019 University News Story

Purdue University will host two multi-day courses for food safety professionals that address preventive controls and requirements for food importers, while also learning more about the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

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Don’t bug out when you learn about this chef’s key ingredient

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

By Emma Ea Ambrose  A few years ago, Joseph Yoon, professional chef and executive director of Brooklyn Bugs, learned three interesting facts. One: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations recommended in a 2013 report that edible insects are a sustainable source of protein that could help stem the tide of growing food…

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Brooklyn Bugs chef, Purdue prof ask: ‘What IF eating insects saved the planet?’

Friday, March 29th, 2019 University News Story

What if you could save the planet by eating bugs? That not only might be a possibility, but in some parts of the world, eating insects isn’t a novel idea. Some researchers and chefs are working to demystify the concept of edible insects.

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Student ‘food geeks’ headed to Purdue for annual meeting

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 University News Story

More than 100 food science students representing seven universities will gather on Purdue’s campus March 29-30 for a variety of social and career development opportunities as part of the Institute of Food Technologists Student Association’s Midwest Are…

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