School of Food and Agriculture

Fernandez quoted in Ellsworth American article on going carbon neutral 

Ivan Fernandez, a University of Maine professor of soil science and forest resources, spoke with The Ellsworth American for an article looking at what Gov. Janet Mills’ carbon-neutral pledge means for Hancock and Washington counties. “Conservation [of energy] is the low-hanging fruit,” said Fernandez, Distinguished Maine Professor in the School of Forest Resources, Climate Change […]

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Piscataquis Observer previews UMaine Extension fermentation program at brewery 

The Piscataquis Observer reported on a food fermentation program and brewery tour 5–8 p.m. Oct. 22 at Bissell Brothers Three Rivers in Milo. The event is sponsored by the Piscataquis County Extension Association, University of Maine School of Food and Agriculture and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Brian Perkins, an assistant research professor in […]

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Fulbright conference focuses on farms, food, human health 

Raising awareness of the impact of farming practices and food processing on human health is the focus of a day-long conference Oct. 19 at the University of Maine, organized by the Maine chapter of the Fulbright Association. “From Farm to Healthy Body: A Sustainable Model for the Planet and the Individual” will be held from […]

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Hutton, Mallory, Calderwood interviewed for Press Herald article on climate change effects on food systems

University of Maine experts Mark Hutton, Ellen Mallory and Lily Calderwood were interviewed for the Portland Press Herald article “As Maine’s climate warms, what’s on the menu likely will change.” Dramatic fluctuations in temperatures and rainfall, increasingly acidic oceans, new plant and shellfish diseases and insect pests may challenge what farmers can grow in Maine […]

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AP quotes Drummond in report on pesticide linked to bird, bee deaths

Frank Drummond, a professor of insect ecology and insect pest management at the University of Maine, was quoted in the Associated Press article, “Pesticide criticized in bee deaths could also kill birds.” Researchers with the University of Saskatchewan studying a widely used pesticide said even small doses of the chemical can have crippling health effects […]

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Moran speaks with Kennebec Journal about start of apple-picking season

Renae Moran, an associate professor of pomology at the University of Maine and a fruit tree specialist with UMaine Cooperative Extension, was quoted in the Kennebec Journal article “Apple-picking season begins — ready or not.” As orchards around Maine marked the start of the apple-picking season, experts said crops may need some time to catch […]

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Medical Xpress publishes release on home canning salsa, food safety

Medical Xpress published a University of Maine news release about a new study that found a majority of online recipes for home canning salsa lack adequate food safety standards. The study, led by University of Maine Cooperative Extension professor Kathy Savoie and Jen Perry, an assistant professor of food microbiology, examined 56 recipes for home […]

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