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D.C. Comes to CTAHR
D.C. Comes to CTAHR Seekers of grants and CTAHR’s researchers are familiar with the National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA), one of the four agencies comprising the USDA’s Department of Research, Education, and Economics (REE).
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No Chewing Allowed
No Chewing Allowed Crinch, crinch...pitter, patter.... What’s that? It just might be the sound of your house being eaten by termites. You probably know that Hawai‘i’s warm climate and predominance of wooden construction make it a tasty haven for these woodchewers, and that controlling them requires constant vigilance and occasional clouds of striped tenting. You might even know the name of the most common
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Greening Schools
Greening Schools When Douglas Vincent, the chair of the Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences department, first lobbied in 2007 for funds for a student group that wanted to dig up UH-Manoa’s carefully landscaped grounds and plant beans, people might have thought he’d gone soft.
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Families Matter
Families Matter “Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family: whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.”

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Brewing Change
Brewing Change Fancy a cuppa tea, luv? The ubiquitous brew has moved far beyond its Asian roots and its obsessive allure for the Brits.
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Food Under the Microscope
Food Under the Microscope A discipline that investigates the thin but important line between what helps and what harms is food microbiology.
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Bacteria Online
Bacteria Online Ding-dong! Please sign here for your package of plant pathogens. With all the ag inspection protocols at the airport, it’s surprising to think of deliberately sending pathogenic material in and out of Hawai‘i.
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The Staff of LIFE
The Staff of LIFE Could you grow a papala? A pipicha? A bitter ball? Maybe not, but you might be able to find one in your local farmers market, thanks to a growing population of immigrant farmers bringing the techniques and products of their native lands to Hawai‘i.
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Hawaii AgDiscovery Program 2011
Hawaii AgDiscovery Program 2011 Established 10 years ago by USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), AgDiscovery has grown into a nationwide program, held this year at 13 campuses throughout the nation.
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Bee Happy!
Bee Happy! In April 2007 the beekeeping community of Hawai‘i was appalled to discover that the varroa mite (Varroa destructor), a devastating honeybee parasite, was widespread on O‘ahu.
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RBs: Growing Green by the Stream
RBs: Growing Green by the Stream All rivers flow to the sea, they say, but what flows into the rivers? When it rains, fertile top soil is lost, and everything from sediment to fertilizers and pesticides to soil pathogens get washed in.
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Health Begins on the Plate
Health Begins on the Plate The Didactic Program in Dietetics is not one of CTAHR’s more commonly known academic programs.
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