University of Arizona: With funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, researchers will develop new disinfectants, grow new breeds of melons, and educate farmers, retailers and consumers on safe melon production practices. The University of Arizona is receiving $610,000 in grant money from the Specialty Crops Research Initiative, or SCRI, a program operated by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, to fund a four-year project that aims to develop safer and healthier cantaloupes.

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