Apr 7, 2015

CFS3 Partners with University of Sao Paulo to Protect Global Food Supply

To help enhance the safety of the global food supply, the University of Maryland's Center for Food Safety and Security Systems (CFS3) is formally partnering with the University of Sao Paulo’s Food Research Center (FoRC) in Brazil. Leaders of the two university’s centers recently established a Memorandum of Understanding to promote their mutual interests.
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The Farm Bill

The Agricultural Act of 2014 is important legislation that provides authorization for services and programs that impact every American and millions of people around the world. The new Farm Bill builds on historic economic gains in rural America over the past five years, while achieving meaningful reform and billions of dollars in savings for the taxpayer. Click to learn more about the Farm Bill.

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FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years, was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011. It aims to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it. Click to learn more about FSMA.

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USDA Continues to Modernize International Food Safety Program

Each year, America imports over 3.5 billion pounds of meat, poultry, and egg products. As our food supply becomes increasingly globalized, it is important to continually strengthen our regulatory programs to ensure that the food on your family’s table is safe. USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is the agency that verifies these products are safe, wholesome, and correctly labeled and packaged, whether they are produced in the U.S. or abroad.

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Abhinav Mishra Awarded Kulkarni Summer Research Fellowship

Abhinav Mishra has been awarded the Kulkarni Summer Research Fellowship.

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International Food Security: A Look at the Next Decade

Across the globe, how are low- and middle-income countries faring in the ability to feed their populations? The International Food Security Assessment, released annually by the Economic Research Service (ERS), is the only report to provide a 10-year projection of food security in these countries. Since the 1980s, ERS has been conducting research and reporting on food security in countries most likely to face food security challenges.

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Focus on Food Security and Nutrition in Ghana

Ghana was selected as a focus country for Feed the Future. The University of Maryland's Department of Nutrition and Food Science is getting students involved in food security issues in Africa starting with a new study abroad course which will take an in-depth look at food security and nutrition in Ghana.

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Miao Guo Awarded Ann G. Wylie Fellowship

Miao Guo has been awarded the Ann G. Wylie Fellowship.

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