Food and Agriculture

UMaine awarded grant for potato research, media report

WABI (Channel 5), WVII (Channel 7), Mainebiz and WAGM (Channel 8 in Presque Isle) reported the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture recently awarded the University of Maine $388,000 for potato research. UMaine will serve as the lead on an eastern United States potato breeding project focused on developing attractive, productive, disease- and insect-resistant potato varieties for […]

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Camire speaks with BDN about granola

Mary Ellen Camire, a professor of food science and human nutrition at the University of Maine, spoke with the Bangor Daily News for an article about granola. According to Camire, granola is an example of a healthy food gone bad. “Granola is a very concentrated source of energy and a good source of fiber,” she said. “But […]

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Food Science Club visits Ocean Spray headquarters

Students in the University of Maine’s Food Science Club took their learning on the road to learn about cranberry growing and processing from Ocean Spray. The graduate and undergraduate students visited the company’s headquarters in Middleborough, Massachusetts. There, they were greeted by Dr. Brianna Hughes, an associate manager of product development and UMaine alum. The […]

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Nayak, Beal aim to bolster seaweed, blue mussel production

Aquaculture companies in Maine are at the forefront of efforts to culture high-quality seafood products. While the industry has grown in the last five years, those seeking to further expand face serious challenges. Two awards from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will support research projects designed to overcome the challenges and increase aquaculture production. […]

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