The wild berries of Alaska may safeguard both the health and economic future of native communities – but only if rising temperatures don’t interfere first.
Dr. Mary Ann Lila, director of the Plants for Human Health Institute, will conduct a global-health research project focused on improving nutrition through functional-food ingredients, which can be incorporated into products.
Dr. Mary Ann Lila announced that N.C. State University and Rutgers University scientists have figured out a way to extract and stabilize super-healthy anthocyanins for use in new food and healthcare products.
With new technology, scientists at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis are working to breed healthier varieties of broccoli. Dr. Allan brown has spent most of his career working on this project.
As Jeremy Pattison works to build a better strawberry for North Carolina, the N.C. State University plant breeder isn’t focusing solely on what would make a new cultivar attractive to farmers.
The Produce Lady was interviewed about farmers markets and seasonal produce on Martha Stewart Living Radio’s “Morning Living” show. This was the third time The Produce Lady appeared as a guest on Martha Stewart Living Radio.
The People’s Pharmacy show, which airs on NPR stations nationwide, featured Dr. Mary Ann Lila as she discussed the health benefits of blueberries.
Dr. Mary Ann Lila has four large upright freezers filled with berries – floor-to-ceiling bags of blueberries, red cranberries, black currants and purple muscadines. But these berries aren’t for making pies or jam.
Dr. Mary Ann Lila appeared on The Dr. Oz Show to discuss the cancer-fighting properties of blueberries and other fruits and vegetables.
One morning in early January, David Murdock awoke to an unsettling sensation. There was this undeniable imperfection, a scratchiness and swollenness familiar only from the distant past. Incredibly, infuriatingly, he had a sore throat.
Brittany Whitmire, coordinator of the N.C. Value Added Cost Share Program (NCVACS), was a guest on the N.C. News Network. Whitmire talked with host about the NCVACS program and the recently announced Family Farm Innovation Fund.
N.C. MarketReady was awarded nearly $100,000 in grant funding from the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission to expand its Produce Lady program.
N.C. State University will host free seminars at the North Carolina Research Campus in May to give the public a better understanding of research that’s under way at the complex.
The Tomato Growers Information Portal is a new Web portal designed for North Carolina tomato growers and extension agents. A virtual tour of the portal will show attendees the online resources available.
The North Carolina Value-Added Cost Share (NCVACS) program, administered by N.C. MarketReady, is now accepting applications for the spring 2010 funding cycle, Equipment Cost Share.