Kate Bauer, associate professor of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, has been named the Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Food Security for the 2022-2023 academic year. Fulbright awards are considered one of the United States government’s most prestigious awards, supporting interdisciplinary academic research and work.
Q&A with Kate Bauer
Supply chain issues, recalls and inflation are making it nearly impossible for families to find infant formula on store shelves, with some states reporting more than 50% of products sold out. Kate Bauer, associate professor of nutritional sciences at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, discusses the impact of the shortage on families.
A new fellowship from an interdisciplinary group of schools, colleges and programs at the University of Michigan will assist an incoming group of master’s degree students who plan to study food systems. Students who are part of the Transformative Food Systems (TFS) Fellowship will study methods for constructing transformative food systems that are equitable, health-promoting and ecologically resilient.
New Contribution from Sung Kyun Park
Americans are likely consuming per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)—man-made contaminants—with every meal, from packaged meats to chocolate cake sold at the grocery store. PFAS in water are already regulated. Environmental advocates think it's time for food to be regulated too.
According to new research, the chemical pollutant PFAS — or polyfluorolalkyl substances — can cause different kinds of chemical mutations depending on a person's race. PFAS have been used for decades in industrial and consumer products, such as cookware, grease-proof food packaging, and fire-retardant materials.
New Research from Joe Eisenberg
Small-scale farming in developing countries provides those in rural communities with income and access to protein, but it may have a large impact on antibiotic resistance, according to a new University of Michigan study.