The projects are the culmination of a competitive Request for Applications (RFA) process that recruited experts at MSIs to address gaps in food safety research in Africa and Asia. Officially designated by the U.S. Department of Education, MSIs include colleges and universities that enroll a significant percentage of Alaskan Native, Asian American, Black, Hispanic, Native American, Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian students.READ MORE
Bringing a food or beverage from an idea to commercialization can involve a wide range of steps, but through the Food Entrepreneurship and Manufacturing Institute (FEMI) that could become a simpler process.READ MORE
Ben Paxson credits his fellow academic IT specialists in the College of Agriculture with strengthening research in the college. “The things that we do every day help move emerging technology closer to our end users,” he explains. “At the same time we are striving to reduce duplication of effort by identifying and moving IT services centrally, which benefits us all.”READ MORE
Interested in plants and microbiology throughout her years as an undergraduate and master’s student, Amanda Deering wasn’t really sure of her career path.
But after arriving at Purdue to pursue her Ph.D., her interest in food safety led Deering, now an associate professor of food science at Purdue, into a career that has taken her around the globe.READ MORE
Beyond spreading the seeds across a ceramic novelty head to create a funky, green-growing hair style, researchers in Purdue’s Department of Food Science have found chia seeds could be a potential solution to single use plastic pollution.READ MORE
The College of Agriculture welcomed four new faculty members this semester.READ MORE
Six student-athletes from Purdue University’s College of Agriculture earned Academic All-Big Ten recognition during the fall 2021 sports season.READ MORE
Suzanne Nielsen grew up on a farm in central Nebraska, where she started her education in a one-room schoolhouse with an inspiring teacher. “Mrs. Betty Kind was the first of many great teachers who influenced my career path and my teaching style,” Nielsen says. “One of my earliest childhood memories is lining up my dolls on a sofa and teaching them like I was being taught.”READ MORE
In September, the College of Agriculture announced 10 faculty members who will serve as Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ambassadors. Their role is to encourage and guide members of the college interested in taking their research and innovations out of the laboratory and into the marketplace.READ MORE
urdue University’s International Programs in Agriculture (IPIA) and Purdue Extension are home to the USAID John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) program implemented in Trinidad and Tobago (TT). The F2F TT program seeks to improve food and nutrition security through productivity, safety and profitability as well as growing the extension services. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded program has implemented virtual assignments over the past year due to COVID-19. While different from the traditional in-person assignments, the virtual assignments have proven to be successful.READ MORE
When it comes to improving human gut health, approaches and the success of these approaches are based largely on an individual’s gut ecosystem: the bacteria present, its diversity and other factors. Therefore, trying to improve gut health through application of prebiotics or probiotics can have wildly variable results based on gut flora composition.READ MORE
Anbuhkani “Connie” Muniandy’s curiosity about food developed in her family’s kitchen in her small hometown of Simpang Renggam, Malaysia. While helping her mother prepare meals, she began to wonder why specific ingredient combinations had different outcomes.READ MORE
During the annual Spring Awards Banquet, the College of Agriculture honored students, faculty and staff. The virtual event was a collaborative effort between the Purdue Agricultural Council and the Office of Academic Programs. The following faculty and staff were honored during the event.READ MORE
The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety (FSIL), based at Purdue and Cornell universities, has announced a funding opportunity aimed at reducing foodborne illness in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean through research projects led by U.S.-based Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs). FSIL is one of more than 20 Innovation Labs funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) as part of Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative. This Request for Applications (RFA) will fund research to support data-driven food safety policies and practices to address microbial and chemical food hazards.READ MORE
Purdue University research, often published in scientific journals, became analytical ore that grateful industries mined and refined, profitably.
“We stood back as professors and watched. ‘Ooh, that’s great – they used our stuff!’” says Christian Butzke, a professor and associate head of the Department of Food Science. “A few decades later you think, ‘They took what we developed – and there’s nothing coming back to us other than a pat on the back and a handshake?’”READ MORE
By Brian Wallheimer Any trip to Mars, likely to take a year or longer, will require astronauts to grow at least some of their own…READ MORE
Michelle Egger, co-founder and CEO of BIOMILQ, woke up on Dec. 1 to an inbox full of congratulatory emails that left her completely confused.
“I’d been so focused on the scientific milestones we were working toward that it took me a couple of hours to figure out what in the world the emails were referring to,” Egger recalled. “It was like the rest of 2020. Low lows and high highs, both coming out of nowhere.”
Forbes selected Egger for its 30 Under 30 list for 2021, an annual compilation of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs.READ MORE
“2020 was a year unlike any other, with numerous challenges, opportunities and accomplishments across our college,” said Karen Plaut, the Glenn W. Sample Dean of the College of Agriculture. “Through it all we were proud to share Purdue Agriculture’s stories with the incredible community of faculty, staff, students, alumni, donors and so many other supporters.”READ MORE