FFAR Awards $1 Million Grant to Improve Health through Fruit and Vegetable Consumption

February 15, 2018

Read the original article from the Plants for Human Health Institute. The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), a nonprofit established in the 2014 Farm Bill with bipartisan congressional support, awarded a $1 million Seeding Solutions grant to North Carolina State University, where researchers will study the micronutrients and bioactive phytochemicals provided by fruits […]

Innovative Banana Breeding to Improve Nutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa

September 28, 2017

North Carolina Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC – Sept. 26, 2017-  Dr. Robert Reid, Research Assistant Professor with UNC Charlotte’s Bioinformatics Services Division at the North Carolina Research Campus, has been awarded a $25,000 grant through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for the “Improvement of Banana for the Smallholder Farmers in the Great Lakes Region […]

RCCC names nursing lab, receives grant

June 30, 2016

Read the original article by Rebecca Rider from the Salisbury Post. KANNAPOLIS — Rowan-Cabarrus Community College’s newest nursing skills lab has been named in honor of Novant Health. “This is a monumental opportunity for us,” college President Dr. Carol Spalding said at the lab’s Monday ribbon cutting. The lab, located at college’s North Carolina Research Campus […]


February 22, 2012

Plants for Human Health Institute The folks at Cottle Farms have made it their business to meet consumer demand for quality fresh fruits and vegetables since Ned Cottle sowed his first strawberries in 1964 in Faison, N.C. At that time, the market for “U-pick” berries was on the rise as California began to take control […]

New grant for dietary research approaches half a million

January 25, 2012

By ag e-dispatch Dr. Shengmin Sang, lead scientist for functional foods at the Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies, has received a $490,000 grant from the USDA to research the connection between diabetes and flavonoids, which are a group of compounds found in fruits, vegetables, herbs and teas. Sang’s project was deemed “outstanding” by the USDA’s […]