Food Science

A single, hydroponic plant

Technology distilled to grow the hydroponics industry

Friday, November 16th, 2018

By Chad Campbell When Horticulture Assistant Professor Krishna Nemali joined Purdue in July 2016, he immediately began to develop a program as new to the school as he was. Nemali studied agriculture in India before earning his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia and spending nine years as a scientist in controlled environment crop physiology…

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Here’s how to safely prepare Thanksgiving dinner

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

https://ag.purdue.edu/stories/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/VID_20181109_141855-converted-with-Clipchamp.mp4 By Emma Ea Ambrose  Two years ago three people in California died from a foodborne illness they contracted during a Thanksgiving dinner served at their church. Yaohua “Betty” Feng, professor in the Department of Food Science and food safety expert, said this case was extreme, but emphasizes that every year people victim to foodborne…

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Herat University students in the food technology program plate milk to identify bacteria present in the samples.

Here’s how Purdue is improving water safety in Afghanistan

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

By Brian Wallheimer One in 10 Afghan children will die before their fifth birthday. And 20 percent of those childhood deaths will be because of diarrheal diseases arising from unsafe food and water. When an Afghan student in Herat Province told Haley Oliver that her neighbor’s children were often sick, she wanted a sample of…

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Indiana wine grape growers beat the odds and produce a fruitful year

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 University News Story

Indiana experienced a cold winter and rainy ripening period, conditions historically suboptimal for grape growers. Despite this, Bruce Bordelon, professor of horticulture, grape and small fruits Extension expert and member of the Purdue Wine Grape Team…

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Coffee Leaf Rust

Purdue fungus researcher might help save your morning brew

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

By Brian Wallheimer If you believe the memes, one-liners on T-shirts and the long lines outside a Starbucks in the morning, most Americans wouldn’t know how to get through a day without a cup – or three – of coffee. All that caffeine can get some people a little jittery, but they might also get…

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Booths at the Career Fair

Agricultural Career Fair Showcases Great Demand

Monday, October 8th, 2018

By Chad Campbell Purdue University’s College of Agriculture Fall Career Fair provides students and employers a one-of-a-kind opportunity. “We’ve been told by recruiters across the nation that we may not be the largest fair, but we are the best as far as students being prepared,” said Sherrelyn Meyer, Purdue’s assistant director of Career Services. The…

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Purdue professor first woman selected for USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Morrill Award and Lecture

Monday, October 8th, 2018 University News Story

Haley Oliver, associate professor of food science in Purdue University’s College of Agriculture, has been selected to deliver the 2018 Justin Smith Morrill Lecture at this year’s Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) November conference in New Orleans. The lecture honors Justin Smith Morrill, for whom the Morrill Act — which created the land-grant university system — is named. The only previous Purdue recipient was former President Martin Jischke.

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College of Agriculture hits milestone undergrad enrollment

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 University News Story

Purdue University’s College of Agriculture welcomed 2,803 undergraduate students this fall, marking its largest undergraduate enrollment since 1980. Hoosier students make up 76 percent of those enrolled, and 60 percent are female students.

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Dr. Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina giving his keynote speech

Scale Up Conference attracts hundreds from around the world to Purdue

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

By Emma Ea Ambrose  Efe Omudu isn’t shy about sharing his failures. “I’d run about five businesses in the span of six years and I failed in almost all of them because they were not sustainable,” Omudu said. Omudu is from Nigeria, a country and eco­­nomy heavily reliant on agriculture. His business ventures focused on…

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Purdue Scale Up Conference opens with talks by Mitch Daniels and Akinwumi Adesina

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 University News Story

Expanding technologies that can improve and save millions of lives will be the focus of Purdue University’s Scale Up Conference on Tuesday (Sept. 25) through Thursday (Sept. 27), the first of its kind in North America.

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