Experts: GMOs important weapon in fight against global hunger

Contact: Dr. Bill McCutchen, 979-845-8486, bill.mccutchen@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Peter Murano, 979-862-7955, peter.murano@ag.tamu.edu Julie Borlaug, 214-597-1009 COLLEGE STATION — In a recently released 400-plus page report, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine reviewed hundreds of studies and decades of disease data and reached the conclusion genetically modified organisms pose no increased risk to human health. […]

Lufkin program to help residents fight diabetes set for May 19-June 16

By: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Joel Redus, 936-632-8239, joel.redus@ag.tamu.edu LUFKIN — Diabetes is not curable, but it is manageable, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service family and consumer science agent Joel Redus, who serves Angelina County. AgriLife Extension will offer the Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes educational program in Angelina County to help […]

East Austin Garden Fair to take root April 16

AUSTIN – The 10th annual East Austin Garden Fair: A Passion for Plants will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 16 at the Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center, 2608 Gonzales St. in Austin. The fair is presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Travis County Master Gardeners and Austin Parks and Recreation. […]

Study shows dried plums provide protection from bone loss due to radiation

COLLEGE STATION — Dr. Nancy Turner, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist in College Station, was one of a team of researchers who recently studied different interventions to protect from radiation-induced bone loss. Their paper, “Dried Plum Protects from Bone Loss Caused by Ionizing Radiation,” was recently published in Scientific Reports and can be found […]

Texas A&M AgriLife researchers receive cancer prevention research award

Chapkin, three others receive award to investigate colorectal cancer prevention COLLEGE STATION — Dr. Robert Chapkin, distinguished professor, Regents Professor and Texas A&M AgriLife Senior Faculty Fellow in the department of nutrition and food science, and three other Texas A&M researchers have received a research award for prevention and early detection of cancer. The award […]

Bexar County residents ‘get cooking’ at Dinner Tonight! event

SAN ANTONIO — More than 100 people attended the Dinner Tonight! Healthy Cooking School held recently at the YMCA’s Y Living Center in southwest San Antonio. The school was part of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s statewide effort to promote at-home family dining through providing easy, healthful and economical meals. It was provided free […]

Study examines role of vegetable food pairings in school plate waste

Contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Julie Larson Bricher, 503-409-9421, julie.bricher@gmail.com COLLEGE STATION – A study led by a team of Texas A&M University System researchers found school meals paired with popular vegetables are less likely to wind up in garbage bins. A team led by Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the Institute for Obesity Research […]

AgriLife Extension website features new aquaculture-related videos

    Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Todd Sink, 979-862-1558, Todd.Sink@tamu.edu   COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Aquaculture Fisheries and Pond Management website unveiled last January has added four new video releases to their growing “school” of free pond management resources, said the site’s creator. Dr. Todd Sink, AgriLife […]

Children eschew the fat if dads aren’t lenient

COLLEGE STATION – This Father’s Day, dad’s choice of where to eat could literally tip the scales on his children’s health. A father’s use of restaurants and his perceptions of family meals carry more weight, so to speak, than mothers’, according to a Texas AgriLife Research study, published recently in The Journal of Nutrition Education […]