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November 8, 2021

Global Food Systems Seed Grant presentations

Submitted by Erin Pennington

Join the Global Food Systems Initiative for a review of the 2019 Global Food Systems Seed Grant results. Faculty research will be presented from 4-5 p.m. on Nov. 9, 11 and 15 in the K-State Student Union, Room 207.

Presentations will include:

Tuesday, Nov. 9:

  • Vipan Kumar — "Skills lost to the age of GMO's, creating IPM Leaders to thrive in 21st-century farming."
  • Umut Yucel — "Sustainable and biodegradable food packaging applications using sorghum Distillers Dried Grains."
  • Kaliramesh Siliveru — "Rapid detection and mitigation techniques to prevent the potential risk of E. coli contamination in the wheat supply chain."

Thursday, Nov. 11:

  • Audrey Joslin — "Agricultural food production and the conservation reserve program in the context of wildfire: Assessing rural perceptions and land management in the U.S. Southern Plains."
  • Yonghui Li — "Screen and identify sustainable plant-protein sources as alternatives to animal-protein foods."

Monday, Nov. 15:

  • Prathap Parameswaran — "Closing the loop: Sustainable food production through integrated recovery of biofertilizers and water for reuse from animal waste operations."
  • Donghai Wang — "Hemp: A new crop for nutritious food in Kansas."
  • Raghavendra Amachawadi — "Evaluation of antimicrobial activities of sorghum phenolic compounds against liver abscess-causing pathogens."

The Global Food Systems Initiative provides seed grants to promote K-State research that impacts the complex food system in support of advancing the goals of business development in the state of Kansas.

For questions, please contact Maureen Olewnik at molewnik@k-state.edu.