Food and Agriculture

umaine students visiting a dairy during a travel course

Animal and veterinary science students take learning abroad

Nine UMaine animal and veterinary sciences students and David Marcinkowski, an associate professor in the School of Food and Agriculture, traveled to Prince Edward Island this month for the New England Dairy Travel Course. The annual travel course is a cooperative effort between the New England land grant schools, including UMass, UNH, UVM and UMaine. […]

Read more

balu nayak

Food science majors to engage in active learning to prepare for industry demands

Balunkeswar (Balu) Nayak is leading a charge to strengthen food science majors’ understanding of science and engineering by replacing lecture-centered instruction with active-learning strategies. The University of Maine associate professor of food processing is directing a multi-university project to boost math knowledge and problem-solving skills of food science majors for careers in food processing, food […]

Read more

tractor removing weeds

UMaine research on weed management for organic farms focus of $1.9M USDA award

Weed management strategies for organic vegetable growers, including challenges to implementing them, will be the focus of a more than $1.9 million grant from the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture to the University of Maine. The research will be led by Eric Gallandt, a UMaine professor of weed ecology […]

Read more

BDN reports on collaboration to toughen lobster shells

A new collaboration among researchers at the University of Maine and Saint Joseph’s College of Maine was included in a Bangor Daily News business roundup. The researchers plan to work with seafood wholesaler Ready Seafood Inc. of Portland to create an environment where a soft-shell lobster  can turn into a hard-shell one after it has […]

Read more

UMaine study cited in VegNews article about gut health

A VegNews article about gut health cited a University of Maine study on blueberries and their benefits for digestive health. In response to recent popularity of bone broth for maintaining digestive health, the article proposed several vegan alternatives, including blueberries. Blueberries are a simple, sweet treat whether cooked or raw, and are full of healthy […]

Read more

BDN interviews Porter, Camire about variety in potatoes

The Bangor Daily News interviewed University of Maine faculty members Greg Porter, a professor of agronomy, and Mary Camire, a professor of food science and human nutrition, for the article, “The science behind why one potato is good for mashing and another is better for soups.” “A lot of things affect the flavor of individual […]

Read more

UMaine potato variety mentioned in Press Herald article on baked potatoes

The Portland Press Herald mentioned a potato variety developed by the University of Maine in the article “Pack your potato skin like a jacket, English pub-style.” The article lists the Caribou Russet, a variety developed by UMaine and released for the seed market, as a good variety of baking potato to use in an English-style […]

Read more