Jonathan Baros

Reaping a Healthy Harvest

April 07, 2014

<!– ­ By David Hunt Nearly 8,000 miles, an ocean and seven time zones separate the small town of Kannapolis, N.C. from the heartland of southern Africa. Food scientist Mary Ann Lila knows the distance all too well. She’s visited 17 African countries in the past eight years. But she doesn’t measure the distance solely […]

PHHI Extension Partnership Lands $425,000 in Grants to Help N.C. Agribusinesses

July 10, 2013

  Plants for Human Health Institute Writer: Justin Moore The North Carolina Cooperative Extension component of N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI), in partnership with the university’s Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, has secured more than $400,000 in funding through two major grant programs to assist the state’s growers and agricultural […]

Strawberry breeding program receives national sustainability initiative grants

June 05, 2013

Fresh Plaza Dr. Jeremy Pattison, strawberry breeder and geneticist with the N.C. State University Plants for Human Health Institute at the N.C. Research Campus, recently was awarded a $158,391 grant from the National Strawberry Sustainability Initiative, and is a co-investigator on a second grant in the amount of $127,168, led by Dr. Brian Whipker, also […]

North Carolina, Tennessee scientists teaming up to improve organic produce safety

March 04, 2013

The Southeast Farm Express By Justin Moore, North Carolina State University A group of scientists at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture and North Carolina State University are working together to improve the safety of organic produce — naturally. Their study, “Alternative Post-harvest Washing Solutions to Enhance the Microbial Safety and Quality of Organic […]

PHHI Research, Extension Collaboration Wins Award

December 11, 2012

The Plants for Human Health Institute’s (PHHI) Pack ‘N Cool, a customizable mobile refrigeration unit for food products like fruits and vegetables, received a 2013 Blue Ribbon Extension Communication Award, presented by the Southern Region of the American Society of Horticultural Science (ASHS) for publications and materials that are novel applications or have generated impact with […]

PHHI Presenting Postharvest Cooling Session at Southeast Vegetable and Fruit Expo

November 12, 2012

N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) will coordinate a comprehensive postharvest cooling session during the 27th Annual Southeast Vegetable and Fruit Expo on November 27, 2012, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Dr. Penelope Perkins-Veazie, postharvest physiologist and professor with PHHI, will lead the session – titled “Capitalize on Commodity Postharvest” – with colleagues […]