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Camire, Nayak quoted in HuffPost article about organic food myths

HuffPost quoted the University of Maine’s Mary Ellen Camire, a professor of food science and human nutrition, and Balunkeswar Nayak, an associate professor of food processing, in the article “Organic Snacks Aren’t Necessarily Healthier Than Junk Food. Here’s Why.” Eating organic food has numerous benefits, including limiting exposure to chemical pesticides and herbicides, synthetic substances […]

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BDN reports UMaine representatives to participate in Maine Science Festival

The Bangor Daily News reported representatives from the University of Maine will participate in the annual Maine Science Festival, slated for March 13–17 in the Bangor area. Among the UMaine participants are Han Tan and Kristy Townsend, who will host a Science on Tap event about CRISPR software with scientists from the Jackson Laboratory at […]

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BDN interviews Moran for article about choosing fruit trees

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Renae Moran, an associate professor of pomology in the School of Food and Agriculture and tree fruit specialist with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for the article “How to choose the right fruit tree for your yard.” Moran recommends people consider the winter hardiness of fruit trees and the length […]

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UMaine community members participating in fifth annual Maine Science Festival

The fifth annual Maine Science Festival will be held in Bangor and Orono March 13–17. The University of Maine is one of the major event sponsors. Several members of the UMaine community will lead workshops and participate in the program that draws science, innovation and creative achievement enthusiasts of all ages. “Ask a Researcher” will […]

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WABI interviews Molloy about nutrition and health

WABI (Channel 5) interviewed Eileen Molloy, director of the Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics, lecturer in human nutrition, and undergraduate program coordinator for the University of Maine’s School of Food and Agriculture. As a registered dietitian nutritionist and current president of the Maine Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Molloy’s mission is to “serve the […]

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Maine Public, Press Herald quote Olsen in reports on state bird debate

Maine Public and the Portland Press Herald quoted Brian Olsen, an associate professor of biology and ecology and chair of the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology at the University of Maine, in reports on the debate over whether Maine’s state bird should be the black-capped chickadee or the boreal chickadee. Olsen was one […]

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BDN publishes op-ed by Mayewski on Green New Deal

The Bangor Daily News published an opinion piece by Paul Mayewski, Distinguished Maine Professor in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences and director of the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine. The piece is titled, “Green New Deal offers a possible route to conquer climate change.”

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Fiddlehead Focus speaks with grad student for food insecurity article

Fiddlehead Focus spoke with Crystal Hughes, a social work graduate student at the University of Maine, for an article about food insecurity in Aroostook County. Aroostook County’s rate of food insecurity is 17.1 percent, among the highest in the state, according to a 2017 study. There are 24 food pantries in the county, but homebound […]

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