Food For Thought

Celebrating Old North State Agriculture

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Today is a special day in North Carolina. It’s the first day of our state fair, marking 147th time we’re celebrating the rich history of North Carolina and pay tribute to our local agriculture. Farming has always been a major part of North Carolina culture and as the recent Census of Agriculture results showed, our farmers continue to hold one ... Read More »

Pork Industry Steps Up to Help Camp Don Lee

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Many of us who live along the eastern coast of the U.S. remember Hurricane Irene as a large and powerful Atlantic storm. Irene made landfall near Cape Lookout in late August of 2011 and, ahead of landfall, it spawned several tornadoes. From falling trees and power lines to heavy rainfall and extensive storm surge, there were significant impacts across eastern North ... Read More »

Food Voice: Sid Thakur – “One Health Concept”

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In the second of a series of interviews with Dr. Sid Thakur, Associate Professor at the NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Thakur explains the one health concept, and how the health of humans is connected to the health of animals and the environment. Dr. Thakur`s research at NC State focuses on the molecular epidemiology of multi-drug resistant bacterial Salmonella ... Read More »

Friday’s Featured Farmer: Page Farms

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This week’s featured farmer is Danny Page from Page Farms. Danny’s farm is a multiple generation family farm located in Raleigh, NC. Learn more about their farming operations (and corn maze and strawberries) by visiting their website http://www.pagefarmsraleigh.com/. As always, thanks for helping us Feed the Dialogue! Read More »