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Students Offer Novel Solutions for Driveway Snow Removal

Friday, January 5, 2018
Osazuwamen Usuomon, Chloe Alverson, Elias Naddaf; seated, Michael Johnson

The assignment was simple: design a prototype that will allow Michael Johnson, a sports car racer with a wheelchair, to remove snow from his driveway. But to develop an…

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Half of U.S. Packaging Experts Schooled at MSU

Friday, June 16, 2017
plastic bottles

MSU is home to the top-ranked School of Packaging, whose graduates account for more than half of all packaging professionals in the nation. Established as an independent school…

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New Packaging Prolongs Veggie Freshness

Monday, May 16, 2016

New advances in packaging at Michigan State University can help produce stay fresh longer. Eva Almenar, associate professor in MSU’s School of Packaging, focused on onions, one of the…

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A Better Nutritional Facts Panel

Friday, April 15, 2016
Salad on plate

The ubiquitous nutrition facts panel has graced food packages for many years. But can it be improved? Results from a study led by Michigan State University and featured…

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Re-Evaluating How Vegetables Are Stored

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Elliot Ryser

MSU AgBioResearch food scientists Elliot Ryser, Eva Almenar, Janice Harte and Randy Beaudry, together with colleagues from Rutgers University and Ohio State University, are studying the impact and…

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Additives to Biodegrade Plastics Don’t Work

Friday, March 20, 2015

Recycling plastic works; additives to biodegrade plastic do not. A new study from Michigan State University shows that several additives that claim to break down polyethylene (i.e., plastic…

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