School of Food and Agriculture

Camire quoted in WABI report on new online food technology program

WABI (Channel 5) quoted Mary Ellen Camire, a professor of food science and human nutrition at the University of Maine, in a report on a new online program in food technology. UMaine is now offering a 12-credit online graduate program for food and brewing industry professionals through the School of Food and Agriculture. “People always […]

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Learn about fermentation, fish, climate change at Maine Science Festival Pop-Ups 

Three Maine Science Festival Pop-Up Events are planned for January, ahead of the full festival March 18–22. Science on Tap Hits the Road: Fermentation Edition, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, Orchard Girls Cidery, 375 Main St., Kingfield. Jennifer Perry, University of Maine assistant professor of food microbiology, will give an overview of fermentation, and Orchard […]

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Skonberg to educate media about foods of the future

Denise Skonberg will participate in a media briefing about emerging research driving the development of consumable algae, insects and cultured meat — and how factors such as taste, nutrition, public perception, and environmental impact may influence their acceptance as foods.  The American Association for the Advancement of Science briefing, titled “Fit to Eat? Algae, Insects, […]

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Nayak shares goals of seaweed research with WABI

WABI (Channel 5) interviewed Balunkeswar Nayak about his efforts to retain seaweed’s health benefits during processing and preservation. “Our lab is helping…find out… the best processing techniques that can really save this product for off-season use and also different types of value additions,” says the University of Maine associate professor of food processing.

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KJ, Sentinel preview Calder’s ‘Growing Food Businesses in Maine’ talk

The Morning Sentinel and Kennebec Journal ran a media release announcing that University of Maine Cooperative Extension associate professor and food science specialist Beth Calder will talk about “Growing Food Businesses in Maine — How UMaine Extension Can Help” at the Kennebec County Extension Association annual meeting 4:30–6 p.m. Jan. 15, at the Augusta Civic […]

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Phys.org publishes UMaine release on study of disease spillover among sheep, goats

Phys.org published a University of Maine news release about a new large-scale genetic study that found domestic sheep and goats are the source of bronchopneumonia in bighorn sheep and mountain goats in the western United States. Pauline Kamath, assistant professor of animal health, led the research. Spillover diseases have significant consequences for human and animal […]

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Mainebiz lists two UMaine feats as most unusual of 2019

Two of Mainebiz’s most unusual stories of 2019 came from the University of Maine: green crab dog biscuits and the unveiling of the world’s largest 3D printer. Angela Myracle, an assistant professor of human nutrition in the School of Food and Agriculture, and Anna Smestad, a human nutrition and pre-med major, devised a process to […]

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Mainebiz, WABI report Old Town firm donates early aerial photos to Fogler

Mainebiz and WABI (Channel 5) reported Old Town-based James W. Sewall Co. has donated more than 3,000 rolls of film containing about 1 million aerial images to the Raymond H. Fogler Library at the University of Maine. The collection contains original aerial photography of Maine and New England captured by Sewall over a span of […]

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Lowell Sun quotes Mallory in article on wheat-based straw alternative

The Lowell Sun quoted Ellen Mallory, an associate professor at the University of Maine in Cooperative Extension and the School of Food and Agriculture, in an article about a wheat-based alternative to plastic straws. The article focused on sWHEATie STRAWs, a side-gig business owned by Tewksbury, Massachusetts resident Anne-Marie Maguire that produces wheat-based straws inspired […]

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UMaine to offer online graduate certificate in food technology, Mainebiz reports

Mainebiz reported the University of Maine will offer a 12-credit Graduate Certificate in Food Technology for aspiring entrepreneurs, current professionals and those with a science or engineering background who wish to work in the food industry. The program aims to prepare graduates for careers in health food markets, brewing, product development, agricultural processing, food safety […]

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