Searching for Salmonella

August 12, 2013

NC State News Center Date posted: August 12, 2013 Dave Caldwell photoDiane Ducharme, an N.C. State University graduate student and N.C. Cooperative Extension associate, is part of a team studying how tomatoes can become contaminated with Salmonella. A team of North Carolina State University scientists is looking for Salmonella on tomatoes and around tomato production […]

Improving Produce Safety

April 09, 2013

Full of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients like flavonoids and carotenoids, fruits and vegetables are unarguably a nutritious and essential part of a healthy diet. Sometimes produce comes with unwanted pathogens that cause foodborne illnesses. There are steps everyone can take to minimize the effects of these pathogens from food selection choices to how you prepare […]

FDA, NCRC Scientists Collaborate On New Standards For Salmonella-Free Tomatoes

March 09, 2013

Scientists with the NC State University Plants for Human Health Institute and its NC Cooperative Extension outreach component, located at the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis, are collaborating with the US Food and Drug Administration on a joint project to establish new standards to prevent Salmonella contamination of tomatoes. From the fields and waterways of […]

Area teens conducting scientific trials on tomatoes

February 21, 2013

By Lukas Johnson, Charlotte Observer Students at four Rowan County high schools are conducting scientific trials on tomatoes to see if industry pruning standards are superior to extra pruning or no pruning at all. The hands-on agricultural research project is being led by Jeremy Pattison with the Plants for Human Health Institute at the North […]

Students Learn Research Principles While Raising Winter Tomatoes

February 12, 2013

KANNAPOLIS, NC – Students at high schools in Rowan County are immersed in a learning experience that takes them beyond their textbooks. Instead of reading about scientific test trials on agricultural crops, they are actually performing the trials themselves, with oversight from N.C. State University faculty member Dr. Jeremy Pattison. He is a faculty member […]