Tag Food

Farm to Flavor dinner showcases vegetables bred for flavor

September 7, 2017

Only deep, earthy beets, rich sweet corn and bright kale were fit for the Farm to Flavor dinner, a showcase for vegetables bred specifically for intense flavor by the UW–Madison plant breeding network the Seed to Kitchen Collaborative.

Peanut family secret for making chemical building blocks revealed

June 26, 2017

As you bite into your next peanut butter and jelly sandwich, chew on this: The peanut you’re eating has a secret.

New center brings together biologists, engineers to improve crops

May 5, 2017

The phenotyping center at the Wisconsin Crop Innovation Center aims to develop new ways to measure plants and address novel questions about what factors influence crop performance.

From test tube to plate, UW–Madison program keeps potatoes clean

May 3, 2017

The Wisconsin Seed Potato Certification Program, a 104-year-old program run by UW–Madison, is dedicated to supplying Wisconsin farmers with quality, disease-free tubers.

Big Apple Badgers: Gabriel Stulman

March 14, 2017

UW–Madison alumnus Gabriel Stulman is the celebrated owner of five successful restaurants in the West Village section of New York City. From cook to waiter to bartender to owner, he has done it all in a notably demanding industry. Founder of a culinary family in a foodie’s paradise, Stulman is one of our Big Apple Badgers — UW alumni making their mark in NYC.

Food sovereignty events explore indigenous cuisine

March 9, 2017

The first Food Sovereignty Symposium and Festival will be March 10 to 12. It focuses on how communities manage their food systems while celebrating indigenous, local and regional foods.

Plant breeders partner with chefs for tastier produce

November 15, 2016

Have you noticed that more and more restaurants are featuring great-tasting, locally sourced foods on their menus? Now, through a UW–Madison horticulture initiative called “Seed to Kitchen,” chefs on the culinary cutting edge are working with plant breeders to grow produce with specific flavor characteristics their customers will love.

Farm-to-home delivery service wins innovation award

August 25, 2016

Square Harvest allows consumers to order exactly what they need from small, local farms and food producers, marrying computer technology with small-batch food production.

Carrot genome paints picture of domestication, could help improve crops

May 9, 2016

The crop's full genetic code was just deciphered by a team of researchers led by UW–Madison horticulture professor and geneticist Phil Simon.

Cultivate Health initiative helps the school garden movement grow

April 26, 2016

Educational garden programs improve not just the health and well-being of children, but the choices they make regarding fruits and vegetables.

Meet the student video contest winners!

February 10, 2016

Chancellor Rebecca Blank challenged students to create a 90-second video showing how they’re living the Wisconsin Idea. The prize: tickets to a men’s basketball game.

Brazilian beef industry moves to reduce its destruction of rain forests

May 12, 2015

Expansion of cattle pastures has led to the destruction of huge swaths of rain forest in Brazil, home to the world's largest herd of commercial beef cattle. But a new study led by the University of Wisconsin–Madison's Holly Gibbs shows that market-driven "zero deforestation agreements" have dramatically influenced the behavior of ranchers and the slaughterhouses to which they sell.