School of Food and Agriculture

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College names 2019 Outstanding Graduate Students

Eight graduate students were recognized for their outstanding achievement at the college’s annual Celebration of Excellence on April 17. The college also honored undergraduate students and faculty members, Brenda Hall and Paul Rawson, at the event. Shokoofeh Ghasemi, Fred Griffee Memorial Award School of Forest Resources Developed a new chemical-free method to create filaments for […]

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bone shaped dog biscuits

Dog biscuits made with invasive green crabs pass the taste — and sniff — test

Angela Myracle’s research is going to the dogs. Or, more accurately, for the dogs. As a scientist with Maine EPSCoR’s Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET), Myracle looks for innovations in aquaculture. And when the assistant professor of human nutrition at the University of Maine spied dog treats at a local supermarket that were made with […]

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UMaine students sweep Maine Sustainability and Water Conference poster awards

Students, faculty and alumni participated in the Maine Sustainability and Water Conference on March 28 in Augusta. Faculty from the college coordinated and presented many concurrent sessions at the conference. Students from the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture swept the research poster awards in the graduate and undergraduate categories from a field of […]

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Dietetics program brings nutrition education to lawmakers

Graduate students in the University of Maine’s Food Science and Human Nutrition Program and Dietetic Internship took their expertise to Augusta this winter to help Maine’s legislators make informed decisions regarding nutrition policy. Nine students from the program culminated the communication effort by helping to host the Maine Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Legislative Breakfast […]

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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 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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BDN speaks with Mallory about Maine Grain Conference

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Ellen Mallory, an associate Extension professor with University of Maine Cooperative Extension and associate professor in the UMaine School of Food and Agriculture, for an article about industrial hemp in Maine and the Maine Grain Conference. Mallory noted a presentation on industrial hemp as part of the annual Maine Grain […]

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