Tag Food

UW-Madison student project aims to save food, reduce food insecurity

November 25, 2019

The packaging program is a modern gleaning operation that is directed at left-over food that was cooked, but not served, at markets and dining halls across campus. It delivers an average of 250 meals a week to students.

Easing the FoodChain: Startup aims to cut “friction” for local food producers, buyers

November 20, 2019

FoodChain, a spinoff started by two UW–Madison alumni helps small farms place their produce at restaurants and high-end food stores with on-line ordering and by handling the final delivery.

University Housing launches new Starship robot delivery service

November 4, 2019

University of Wisconsin–Madison’s over 66,000 students, staff, and faculty will have access to a fleet of 30 Starship Technologies robots that can autonomously deliver food directly to their location.

UW-Madison teaming up with Second Harvest to fight hunger

June 18, 2019

Helpful Harvest is a three-month pilot program that allows people to choose from available food options online.

Food processors, UW collaborate to remove guesswork from wastewater disposal

November 1, 2018

The results of a three-year study offer some support for the belief that much of the nitrogen in the wastewater from cheese-making and vegetable processing leaves the soil and harmlessly enters the atmosphere.

Eating crickets can be good for your gut, according to new clinical trial

August 3, 2018

The study shows consuming crickets can help support the growth of beneficial gut bacteria, and that eating crickets is not only safe in large amounts but may also reduce inflammation in the body.

Study finds “hidden harvest” in world’s inland fisheries

June 18, 2018

A new study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences says we are dramatically underestimating the role inland fisheries play in global food security.

Fantastic frozen fascination: UW–Madison stages one-of-a-kind ice cream workshop

January 29, 2018

Batch freezer short course participants come from all over to learn how to flavor ice cream from scratch, artisanal-style and using safe manufacturing practices.

Cakes make for delicious, approachable science outreach

January 17, 2018

For 14 years, Ahna Skop, a professor of genetics, has baked a cake to celebrate each of her lab’s academic publications and graduating students.

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.