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Matthew C. Roberts

Matthew C. Roberts

As an Associate Professor, Dr. Roberts advises both undergraduate and graduate students on course, career, and life decisions. He teaches three to four courses per year, including undergraduate courses in …

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Can you taste the difference?

Can you taste the difference?

Can you discriminate the difference in taste between two products? When a food company is offering a new product, changing ingredients, or researching potential products, it is important for the company to know what the consumer reaction is likely to …

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Here, fishy fishy: aquaculture systems

Here, fishy fishy: aquaculture systems

How does soymeal feed compare to fishmeal feed when raising Tilapia in an aquaculture system? Take on multiple roles within an aquaculture farm including set-up and maintenance of tanks, test water quality, investigate possible feed sources and monitor fish health and growth.

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GMOs go global: should they be labeled?

GMOs go global: should they be labeled?

Should labeling of GMOs be mandatory? What do you know about genetic modification? Is genetic modification helpful or harmful? This unit will help to develop student thinking about genetic modification and food security issues around the …

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Soy McCoy coloring book

Soy McCoy coloring book

What is a soybean? What value does it have? For younger students, a coloring book that introduces soybeans: the history and the uses in animal agriculture, bioproducts and the local grocery store. This is perfect for ag days, camps …

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Global trade in agriculture

Global trade in agriculture

Where did your food come from? How far did it travel? Many people are thinking about these questions prompted by the mantra “Buy Local.” But much of our food has been shipped by barge, ridden on rails and rolled on the road…

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Future of food

Future of food

How has agriculture changed? What is a GMO? What is the future of food? Society and cultures revolve around food. There are television networks solely focused on food and it is almost impossible to take a drive without passing a fast food chain. Billions …

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How are GMOs created?

How are GMOs created?

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Global aquaculture

Global aquaculture

Have you considered a career in aquaculture? Watch and learn more about this fast-growing, global career.

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Logistics and transportation

Logistics and transportation

International marketing is an important piece of the supply chain! Watch this video to learn how you can be a part of it as Rusty Orben, Resident Vice President for …