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Growing Produce: Two grants were awarded to Fresno State’s Food Science and Nutrition Department for produce safety research and consumer education, the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology announced.

Made possible by a $100,000 grant from the Center for Produce Safety, Dr. Steven Pao, department chair, and Dr. Erin Dormedy will oversee a one-year study to evaluate and improve sanitizing treatments in stone fruit packinghouses. The study will begin this month and will be conducted in partnership with the California Fresh Fruit Association and area stone fruit producers.

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