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Fermented foods workshop brings teachers close-up with mold

Jan 20, 2016
GrowNextGen Teacher leaders Colin Day and Abby Snyder recently presented “Fermented Foods! Mold Fermented Soy Products”, a workshop for middle and high school biology teachers in central New York. Fifteen participants learned about fermented soy …
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Soy bioproduct research: BPA free

Jan 19, 2016
The Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) and researchers at Battelle have developed a soy-based, BPA-free coating for use in the lining of metal food and beverage cans and other coating applications. Dr. Bhima Vijayendran, a partner at Redwood Innovation …
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GMO controversies: science vs. public fear

Jan 19, 2016
Chair of the Department of Agronomy, head of the Department of Genetics and Biotechnology at the Biotechnical faculty, University of Ljubljana, Borut Bohanec presents information about: classical and modern techniques of plant breeding advances in …
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Facing World Hunger Challenges

Jan 18, 2016
Recently the Columbus Council on World Affairs (CCWA) conducted their Global Food Summit. This event was held in cooperation with the Ohio Soybean Council. CCWA’s Patrick Terrien spoke with Phil Karsting
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Start flipping or keep flipping: we’ve got great materials for you!

Jan 14, 2016
At GrowNextGen, we get to work with amazing leaders. When we see one, we sign them up as a GrowNextGen Teacher Leader. One teacher leader we are extremely proud to work with is not just a teacher but a teacher of teachers. We think you’ll like him, …
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We’re “Oil” Excited about these High Oleic Resources!

Jan 12, 2016
High oleic oil from soybeans is a modification to traditional soybean oil that has an increased level of monounsaturated fatty acid. This oil has more desirable chemical and physical properties than conventional soybean oil. Why? It is due to the …
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Farm vehicles

Jan 11, 2016
Here at GrowNextGen, we’re excited about connecting the classroom to the real world. This infographic was created by Grant McHugh, a senior at Dublin Jerome High School in central Ohio. Grant explains how this project came about: As in many suburban …
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New Global Blizzard Bag makes your life easier!

Jan 5, 2016
What to do about snow days? No worries! GrowNextGen and the Columbus Council on World Affairs have put together a package of great global resources to keep your students engaged and learning whether school’s open or not! Here are the resources i …
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Flooding impacts soybean transportation

Jan 4, 2016
Learn about the way recent flooding has affected soybean transportation from Ohio to China in this NPR story. Your students can see how natural disasters here affect transportation and the economy. Now is the peak time for American farmers to get …
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New e-learning course: Water Quality

Jan 1, 2016
Farmers are working hard to protect water quality through nutrient management techniques, nutrient stewardship, and cover crops and wind breaks. The 4R’s plan includes the right source at the right rate, applied at the right time and in the right p …
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“Beyond Taste Buds: The Science of Delicious”

Jan 1, 2016
It’s not just taste or smell or texture: all these things work together to enhance our experience as we eat. Learn about the latest research in taste in this fascinating article from National Geographic. Your students can be food scientists with …
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Winter’s No Match for Harvard’s Biodiesel Fleet

Dec 23, 2015
Who can forget the images of record snowfall last year in Boston and throughout New England? According to the National Weather Service, Boston’s Logan Airport received 108.6 inches of snow, making the 2014-2015 season the all time snowiest for the c …