On July 12, representatives from more than 40 companies in industries ranging from manufacturing and biotech to construction and food production attended the first-annual UW–Madison corporate open house.
The UW–Madison food science club has three new awards to add to its trophy case after spending this past week at the Institute for Food Technologists annual meeting in Las Vegas. The club fielded two teams in a Disney-sponsored collegiate food product development competition, and won first and second place for their innovative, healthy, kid-friendly products.
When 18 UW–Madison food science students head to Las Vegas later this month, they'll be packing some delicious luggage: samples of a fruit smoothie, a PB&J popsicle and a cranberry-filled pretzel snack they painstakingly developed during the past academic year.
The process of science is not complete until the results of research are communicated. For a long time and for many researchers, the act of communicating research was geared primarily to other scientists.
Town-hall-style meetings may provide useful insight about the range of views on a controversial issue, but they're not likely to provide an accurate measure of overall community opinion, says a team of science communication researchers.
Whether you've got the greenest thumb on the block or you're turning soil for the first time this year, you'll find bushels of ideas for growing a great garden at UW Family Gardening Day, on Saurday, May 12 on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus.
The discovery that more Western corn rootworms are resistant to the toxin contained in widely planted transgenic corn has sparked a warning that farmers must change tactics or lose a valuable management tool against a traditional corn pest.
An independent commission of scientific leaders from 13 countries today (Wednesday, March 28) released a detailed set of recommendations to policymakers on how to achieve food security in the face of climate change.
Sales of organic food continue to rise despite the economic downturn, and that bodes well for Wisconsin, which has experienced dramatic growth in that sector since the enactment of the National Organic Program in 2002, notes a new report on Wisconsin organic agriculture.