The Future of Food Scholarship is open for applications

FAYETTEVILLE — The 2024 Future of Food: Opportunities and Careers session for undergraduate students is open for applications through Feb. 2, according to a news release from the University of Arkansas Department of Agriculture, Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station. Called F2OCUS for short, the University of Arkansas Department of Agriculture program offers students opportunities to develop …

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Community colleges offer help to students facing food insecurity

Jim Della | Collaboration with community news The region’s growing food insecurity problem over the past few years has led local colleges to step in, opening campus food pantries to ensure students have access to food when they need it. Four colleges along a seven-mile stretch of the North Tamiami Trail—Ringling College of Art and …

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German controls highlight problems with poultry, olives and allergens

Germany has revealed results from several control programs looking at poultry, olives, raw milk cheese and squid. As part of zoonoses monitoring in 2022, Campylobacter and Salmonella were found more frequently in fattening ducks than in broiler chickens. According to the Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL), this was the first time …

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Understanding the functional food categories and their importance

How you categorize a functional food product will affect almost all aspects of product development, marketing and regulatory compliance. There is no legal definition of what constitutes a ‘functional food’ or ‘functional drink’. Rather, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) places functional foods and functional beverages into one of four categories—conventional foods (including beverages), dietary …

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5 foods labeled as healthy that aren’t actually good for you

For many, eating healthy is a goal they try to achieve on a daily basis. However, it can be difficult when the food industry does not prioritize consumer health. “A study by Northeastern University’s Network Science Institute found that 73 percent of the food supply in the United States is considered ‘ultra-processed.’ These foods are …

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Stuff-A-Truck donations help meet the growing needs of the Bemidji Community Food Shelf

BEMIDJI — The Bemidji Community Food Shelf’s 32nd annual Stuff-A-Truck event raised more than 10,000 pounds of food and $7,000 in cash donations, both of which are needed to meet the growing needs of the Bemidji community as food insecurity is on the rise. “This is an annual fundraiser that started several years ago to …

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Another fruit company is recalling melon products possibly linked to a deadly outbreak

Cut Fruit Express Inc. of Inver Grove Heights, MN, is recalling Caribou Coffee Fruit Mix CHPG 6.5 oz and Cut Fruit Express brand of 6.5 oz, 15 oz, 16 oz and 32 oz fruit mix packages that contain melon and food service packages of 5-pound trays, 10-pound bags, and 25-pound buckets because they have the …

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The holiday season is a reminder of South County’s food insecurity issues | News

Fatigue, headache, irritability, dizziness, maybe even nausea, and stomach growling and rumbling, which can lead to weakness from low blood sugar levels, are the obvious signs. They can go even as little as two days without food. Yet the people of South County are experiencing them right now—as in this moment as you read these …

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