School of Food and Agriculture

Camire tapped for National Academies communication workshop

Mary Ellen Camire, professor of food science and human nutrition at the University of Maine’s School of Food and Agriculture, will speak at a National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine virtual event titled “Communication to Bridge the Gap Between Food Production and Nutrition and Health: A Workshop” on May 30 at 1 p.m. The […]

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UMaine students named finalists for national nutrition research competitions

Two Ph.D. students from the University of Maine School of Food and Agriculture are finalists in upcoming research competitions held by the American Society for Nutrition from June 29-July 2 during their flagship meeting in Chicago, NUTRITION 2024.  Amelia Sullivan is a finalist for the Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Science Poster Competition, and Leigh Neptune […]

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Insect-infused dish from Dumas featured in BDN

Bangor Daily News featured a dish prepared by Robert Dumas, a University of Maine food science pilot plant manager, that integrated ground up crickets into a slider patty with black beans and spices. Part of an event for gourmet entomophagy at the Maine Tasting Center in Wiscasset, Dumas’ dish was featured in the third course […]

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Berkshire Eagle op-ed highlights farming connections from UMaine fellowship

An op-ed in The Berkshire Eagle argued that one of the most useful tools for farmers to combat climate change is connections with other farmers. The author highlighted participation in a 2020 University of Maine Climate Adaption Fellowship program led by Rachel Schattman, an assistant professor of sustainable agriculture at UMaine, and said the power […]

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CNBC interviews Schattman on environmental challenges for farmers

Rachel Schattman, a University of Maine assistant professor of sustainable agriculture, was interviewed by CNBC on how environmental extremes and climate change are increasingly affecting farmers. Schattman said that changing temperatures and precipitation are two big stressors, but farmers are good at problem solving. “The variability makes that problem-solving process a lot more intense and […]

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Dumas featured in Press Herald for scallop trip to France

The Portland Press Herald interviewed Robert Dumas, University of Maine food science innovation coordinator and food pilot plant manager, about his recent trip to France, where he and a group of others from Maine learned more about how French chefs prepare scallops and how the industry could be improved in Maine. Dumas said the scallop […]

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Media highlight UMaine annual cooking competition for high schoolers

WABI (CBS 5 in Bangor) and WFVX (Fox 22/ABC 7 in Bangor) covered the fourth annual University of Maine Innovative Local Foods Cooking Challenge in Hitchner Hall on Thursday, April 25. University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator and professor Kathie Savoie and food science pilot plant manager Robert Dumas helped coordinate the competition. Eleanor Nery […]

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Klimis-Zacas receives national recognition for research on health benefits of wild blueberries

University of Maine professor of clinical nutrition Dorothy Klimis-Zacas received the 2024 American Society for Nutrition (ASN) Industry Recognition award, which honors significant contributions to the field of nutrition science.   Klimis-Zacas has focused her research on the health benefits of wild blueberries and their bioactive compounds, specifically on cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome. Her wide […]

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UMaine students compete in North American Dairy Competition

Four students from the University of Maine Animal and Veterinary Sciences Program competed in the North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge held from April 4-6 in Visalia, California. They joined 212 students from 37 colleges and universities from across the U.S. and Canada.  Students visited one of the three hosting dairy farms in California. The Dairy […]

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Mainebiz highlights European scallop trip involving UMaine faculty

Mainebiz highlighted a trip to France April 14-22 that a group of chefs, seafood professionals, writers, economic development specialists and educators are taking to learn about techniques for handling and preparing scallops. Dana Morse, senior extension program manager and aquaculture lead at Maine Sea Grant and University of Maine Cooperative Extension, and Rob Dumas, UMaine […]

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