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November 19, 2012

98在线福利网The holidays bring a big focus on food--but for Ohio State researchers, food safety is a yearlong job.


As the holiday season approaches, kitchens begin to bustle and one question often reigns supreme: What's for dinner?

Regardless of the answer, Ohio State is hard at work to ensure food is safe and healthful. Among its tasks: pioneering salmonella-free eggs and developing a juice that may help prevent cancer.

98在线福利网"We are one of the few major research universities to decide that food is an important, highly socially relevant field of study where all the faculty can contribute," says Prof. , director of Ohio State's .

98在线福利网Throughout the university, faculty members are working together to make food safer and more healthful. That's particularly important in a state where food is the largest industry, accounting for $107 billion and one of every seven jobs: Ohio State researchers make their findings open and accessible--so that everyone from the state's 2,000 food-related manufacturers to home cooks can benefit.

Take a look at more food-related innovation from Ohio State:

  • How cold do you need to keep the fridge? How do you make sure your pets don't transfer foodborne illness? A created by the and has the answers.
  • Hungry? Ohio State students have a quick fix: the "--made of beets--is a frozen meal that can be microwaved bun and all. The burger took first place in the 2012 Student Product Development Competition.
  • How safe is your salad? Researchers are working on like E. coli.
  • Good news for farmers: OARDC recently for addressing the threat of soybean rust. Untreated, the rust can lead to major crop losses.