Penn State Extension plays critical role in educating food suppliers
February 27, 2015
In the last few years, as the federal government has tightened safety regulations across the food supply chain to prevent foodborne illness, the role Penn State Extension plays in educating growers and processors to comply with new prevention-based controls has become critical.
Program gives high school students chance to do hands-on lab work with faculty
February 24, 2015
As part of the State College Area High School Health Professionals Program, high school students have a unique opportunity to gain hands-on laboratory experience at Penn State thanks to a new program with the College of Health and Human Development.
Drinking green tea before taking supplements may offer protection from toxicity
February 4, 2015
As high doses of green tea extract supplements for weight loss become more popular, potential liver toxicity becomes a concern. In the last decade, dozens of people have been diagnosed with the condition. However, drinking green tea in the weeks before taking supplements likely reduces risk, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Green Tea Ingredient May Target Protein to Kill Oral Cancer Cells
January 28, 2015
A compound found in green tea may trigger a cycle that kills oral cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone, according to Penn State food scientists. The research could lead to treatments for oral cancer, as well as other types of cancer.
Research, food-safety fundamentals guide holiday meal preparations
November 24, 2014
This is the time of year when we gather to feast on roasted turkey, stuffing and other fixings. For many, it will be the first time they will prepare a holiday dinner, while for others, it will be the latest of many memorable occasions. But those memories should not revolve around foodborne illness, according to a Penn State expert.