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CAHNR in the news

CBS New York aired a story about the new cannabis horticulture class at UConn that equips students for jobs in the legal marijuana industry. The footage includes interviews with students, instructor and adjunct faculty member Matt DeBacco and Professor Gerry Berkowitz. DeBacco and Berkowitz are part of the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture. […]

CAHNR in the news

UConn Today announced that the UConn Board of Trustees confirmed the appointment of Thomas C. Katsouleas as the 16th president of the University of Connecticut. Department of Nutritional Sciences Professor Hedley Freake and Department of Extension Professor Nancy Bull were members of the Advisory Search Committee for President because of their affiliation with the University […]

Researchers study food insecurity and obesity in Connecticut

Individuals who experience higher levels of food insecurity are often forced to make sacrifices in the quality of their diet. This is an issue because cheap calories are not necessarily healthy calories. As an example, you can order two cheeseburgers, medium fries and a Diet Coke® from McDonald’s for under five dollars and receive 930 […]

CAHNR in the news

Smithsonian Magazine reported on the efforts of three farms to produce their own unique American cheese called Cornerstone. The article said that Assistant Professor Dennis D’Amico is analyzing microbe samples from each Cornerstone producer and hopes to, eventually, set a microbiotic and flavor baseline. D’Amico is on the faculty of the Department of Animal Science. […]

CAHNR in the news

CNN quoted associate Professor Jennifer Harris who said that commercials on TV programming that caters to black and Hispanic youth almost exclusively push unhealthy foods. Harris is part of the allied health sciences faculty and a lead author on a published report of the subject. See also: The Washington Post, UPI, Hearst News, Health Medicine Network, […]