USDA Scientists Develop Technology to Reduce Pathogens in Intact Eggs

February 27, 2024 USDA ARS

CDC estimates Salmonella bacteria causes about 1.35 million infections, 26,500 hospitalizations, and 420 deaths in the United States every year. Despite their appearance in everyday meals and snacks, the truth is that raw eggs and egg products can carry Salmonella and cause foodborne illness and outbreaks, and even death, in some circumstances. But researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently found a way to combat this through Radio Frequency (R.F.) technology.

USDA Develops Cold-Hardiness Kiwifruit for Immediate Release to Public

February 7, 2024 USDA ARS

California produces the vast majority of kiwis that are sold in our local grocery stores, but due to recent research advancements from U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists, this may no longer be the case.

The Future of Tasty Fish

Catfish and rainbow trout are two fish that are high in protein, potassium, and other vitamins and nutrients. They are very popular fish among consumers and part of the largest aquaculture industries in the United States. In 2021, these markets had sales of over $400 million total. Maintaining a good quality fish fillet is essential for this industry to continue prospering.

USDA Commemorates 100 Years of Contributions to the Grape Industry

September 15, 2023 USDA ARS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) San Joaquin Valley Agricultural Sciences Center (SJVASC) today celebrated 100 years of cooperative research with the grape industry that has positively impacted the way the world grows, cultivates and consumes grapes.

Don’t Pass on Those Veggies! Eating the Right Amount Can Improve Mental Health and Happiness -USDA

March 30, 2023 USDA ARS

A group of scientists at the Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota, conducted an eight-week study to evaluate the impact of increasing daily vegetable servings to match DGA recommendations on how happy one perceives themself to be, a key measurement of psychological well-being.