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Preparing for Pennsylvania Food Code Changes - Part 1 - News News
An important change for Pennsylvania establishments is that the person in charge in an operation must be a certified food protection manager and onsite at all times during operating hours. More
Receiving Home Delivery Meals or Mailing Food, What Should You Do?
Receiving Home Delivery Meals or Mailing Food, What Should You Do? - Articles Articles
While the mail order food industry has relied on a safe track record, there is growing concern with the limited food safety guidance and regulations provided by FDA. More
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Why Can't I Lick the Spoon? - Articles Articles

Why Can't I Lick the Spoon?

Richard Andrew Kralj, M Ed., RDN, LDN

Eating raw cookie dough or raw dough of any type may put you at risk for a foodborne illness! More
Good communication between farmers and neighbors can keep relations positive.
Finding the Common Ground: Good Neighbor Relations: Advice and Tips from Farmers - Articles Articles
Land development is bringing residential development into agricultural areas. New residents may have misconceptions about farms, and conflicts can arise between farm and nonfarm neighbors. More
Many people choose to live in the country because they cherish the peace and quiet, the wide open spaces, and the beauty of nature.
Country Living: A Guide for Homeowners - Articles Articles

Country Living: A Guide for Homeowners

Charles Abdalla, Ph.D., Timothy Kelsey, Ph.D.

This article will help people living in or considering a move to the country understand the basics about how government and community services and utilities work in rural areas in Pennsylvania. More
Finding the Common Ground: Understanding Your Community's Agriculture
Finding the Common Ground: Understanding Your Community's Agriculture - Articles Articles

Finding the Common Ground: Understanding Your Community's Agriculture

Charles Abdalla, Ph.D., Timothy Kelsey, Ph.D.

When you live in the country, a basic understanding of agriculture's contribution to the community is useful. More
Health Benefits of Tomatoes
Health Benefits of Tomatoes - News News

Health Benefits of Tomatoes

05/22/2017

Tomatoes provide unique health benefits. They are full of essential vitamins and fiber. Low in calories, they do not have any fat in them, yet they are full of antioxidants. More
Marcellus shale drilling in progress, Beaver Run Reservoir, Westmoreland County. Credit: Robert Donnan.
Water’s Journey Through the Shale Gas Processes - Articles Articles
Using publicly available information, we attempt to track and quantify current water use through the stages of the gas well development process. More
Rhubarb Love it for its Taste; Eat it for Your Health
Rhubarb Love it for its Taste; Eat it for Your Health - Articles Articles

Rhubarb Love it for its Taste; Eat it for Your Health

Richard Andrew Kralj, M Ed., RDN, LDN

Rhubarb is a rich source of nutrients providing 45% of the Daily Value for Vitamin K in a serving size of 1 cup. More
Food Preservation: Setting the Record Straight on Canning Breads and Cakes
Food Preservation: Setting the Record Straight on Canning Breads and Cakes - Articles Articles
Breads and cakes canned in glass mason jars are not safe to eat. The risk for contracting a food-borne illness is high due to improper heating methods. More
Safe Handling of Venison is Easy with Advance Planning
Safe Handling of Venison is Easy with Advance Planning - Articles Articles

Safe Handling of Venison is Easy with Advance Planning

Richard Andrew Kralj, M Ed., RDN, LDN

This article looks at game from a food safety perspective and provides tips for safe handling of wild-harvested venison. More
What's on your dinner plate?
Venison, Is It For You? - Articles Articles

Venison, Is It For You?

Richard Andrew Kralj, M Ed., RDN, LDN

Venison is growing in popularity as a good source of animal protein. Learn the health benefits of including venison into your diet. More
River Basin Approaches to Water Management in the Mid-Atlantic States
River Basin Approaches to Water Management in the Mid-Atlantic States - Articles Articles
Interstate conflict over water resources is growing in the Mid-Atlantic region. As population increases and industries and energy sources shift, water becomes in greater demand. More
Water Withdrawals for Development of Marcellus Shale Gas in Pennsylvania
Water Withdrawals for Development of Marcellus Shale Gas in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles
This article is an introduction to Pennsylvania's water resources and the impact of deep well drilling on those resources. More
Spring Creek running through downtown Bellefonte, PA
Access and Allocation of Water in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles

Access and Allocation of Water in Pennsylvania

Charles Abdalla, Ph.D., Kristen Saacke Blunk

This article provides an overview of water rights for citizens, farmers, rural business owners, and elected and appointed officials. (This is not a substitute for advice from a qualified lawyer.) More
A Primer on Water Quality Credit Trading in the Mid-Atlantic Region
A Primer on Water Quality Credit Trading in the Mid-Atlantic Region - Articles Articles
Water quality credit trading is a tool for reducing the cost of controlling nutrients and sediments that severely impact streams, rivers, lakes, and estuaries. More