The Ag e-Dispatch http://www.ag.ncat.edu/agedispatch/ The newsletter of the School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences en Copyright 2013 Wed, 29 Apr 2009 16:32:44 -0500 http://www.sixapart.com/movabletype/ http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Research looks into potential for Salmonella resistance Dr. Salam IbrahimDr. Salam Ibrahim of the SAES is part of a research team — which also included former SAES faculty member Hong Yang and former SAES grad student Tom Tse — that published an investigation of “Antibacterial Activity of a Crude Chive Extract Against Salmonella in Culture Medium, Beef Broth and Chicken Broth,” in the March 2009 issue of Food Protection Trends. The study looked into the antibacterial properties Chinese chives may hold for controlling food spoilage — 58 strains of Salmonella produced in chicken and beef broth, and culture media were examined.

Food Protection Trends is published by the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) as a clearinghouse for applied research, and industry, technical and regulatory news for food safety professionals. The IAFP will be convening the organization’s 96th Annual Meeting July 12-15 in Grapevine, Texas. Research scientists and students planning to attend need to register by June 9 to avoid the late registration penalty fees.]]> http://www.ag.ncat.edu/agedispatch/2009/04/research-looks-into-potential.html http://www.ag.ncat.edu/agedispatch/2009/04/research-looks-into-potential.html Family and Consumer Sciences Food Sciences Wed, 29 Apr 2009 16:32:44 -0500 Food distributors have cash awards for student scholarship academics iconThe Food Distribution Research Society (FDRS) has set a June 1 deadline for its 2009 William Applebaum Memorial Scholarship Awards, which includes cash stipends of $750 for the best master’s thesis submitted, and the top master’s level case study or research paper submitted.

The winners in both categories also will have their travel expenses paid for a trip to Colorado for the FDRS annual meeting Oct. 31 to Nov. 4.

Last year’s Applebaum Award for most outstanding master’s thesis went to a graduate student at the University of Connecticut for a research study of the impact that the entry of Wal-Mart’s Supercenter stores into food retailing was having on milk prices.]]> http://www.ag.ncat.edu/agedispatch/2009/04/food-distributors-have-cash-aw.html http://www.ag.ncat.edu/agedispatch/2009/04/food-distributors-have-cash-aw.html Family and Consumer Sciences Food Sciences Wed, 29 Apr 2009 16:23:29 -0500 Ray of scholarly sunshine food iconTV cooking show hostess Rachael Ray is now working with the National Restaurant Association to nurture nutrition education with a scholarship program for high school students eyeing college programs supplying human capital to food-service industries. The 2009 deadline is May 15. Scholarship awards begin at $2,500.]]> http://www.ag.ncat.edu/agedispatch/2009/04/ray-of-scholarly-sunshine.html http://www.ag.ncat.edu/agedispatch/2009/04/ray-of-scholarly-sunshine.html Family and Consumer Sciences Food Sciences Wed, 29 Apr 2009 16:22:47 -0500 Contest targets collegiate culinarians The company that produces Idahoan brand potato products has announced a special recipe contest , and “Entrants must be currently active students (i.e., in good standing) enrolled full-time in an in-person (i.e., not online), accredited, post-secondary institution as of 3/23/09.”  Official rules require an original recipe, described in 250 words or less, that involves at least one Idahoan product and a photo of the dish. Entries will be judged 40 percent on flavor, another 40 percent on originality, 10 percent on catchiness of the dish name, and the final 10 percent on presentation. The grand prize is a $5,000 savings bond and a year’s supply of Idahoan mashed potatoes. With the second- and third-place prizes — $1,000 and $500 savings bonds, respectively — there will also be awards of six-month supplies of Idahoan mashed potatoes.]]> http://www.ag.ncat.edu/agedispatch/2009/04/contest-targets-collegiate-cul.html http://www.ag.ncat.edu/agedispatch/2009/04/contest-targets-collegiate-cul.html Family and Consumer Sciences Food Sciences Wed, 15 Apr 2009 15:53:05 -0500 Top of the food change The Food Distribution Research Society (FDRS) has set a June 1 deadline for its 2009 William Applebaum Memorial Scholarship Awards, which includes cash stipends of $750 for:
• the best master’s thesis submitted;
• the top master’s level case study or research paper submitted.

The winners in both categories also will have their travel expenses paid for a trip to Colorado for the FDRS annual meeting Oct. 31 to Nov. 4.

Last year’s Applebaum Award for most outstanding master’s thesis went to a graduate student at the University of Connecticut for a research study of the impact that the entry of Wal-Mart’s Supercenter stores into food retailing was having on milk prices.]]> http://www.ag.ncat.edu/agedispatch/2009/04/top-of-the-food-change.html http://www.ag.ncat.edu/agedispatch/2009/04/top-of-the-food-change.html Agricultural Research Family and Consumer Sciences Food Sciences Wed, 01 Apr 2009 16:45:33 -0500