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2001 in Review: Food
0027 Whoa! Don't Spit Out Muscadine Seeds 00C6 (January 10, 2001) - About the only things green on Jacob Paulk's 400-acre Irwin County vineyard are weeds and a new idea. Paulk puts ground-up muscadine grape seeds into capsules.

002E Food Price Increases Hold Steady for 2001 014A (January 24, 2001) - The Consumer Price Index for all food increased 2.3 percent in 2000 and should rise about the same amount in 2001, say University of Georgia experts. After near-record growth last year, beef and pork price increases are expected to slow. Other food items should see only small increases.

0038 What Do You Get When You Cross a Peanut and a Chip? 00DB (January 31, 2001) - A University of Georgia researcher has found a way to combine two of the most recognizable figures of the snack world into one tasty treat. And chances are, you can't eat just one.

002B Clamshell Grills Cook Fast, Safe Meats 00E0 (February 15, 2001) - Add "cooking safer foods" to the lists of reasons to buy a clam-style indoor electric grill. University of Georgia food scientists say their research shows they kill harmful pathogens.

002C Mad Cow Madness: More Fright Than Might 009E (February 7, 2001) - A frightening report of "mad cow disease" dangers has reared its ugly head again. This time, the feared carrier is candy.

002C Scientists Use Bacteria to Stop E. Coli 00D0 (February 23, 2001) - University of Georgia researchers are confident they've found a way to dramatically reduce E. coli, one of the nation's deadliest food-borne pathogens, where it starts.

0034 Digital Image Helps Identify Poisonous Mushroom 017D (August 7, 2001) - When one of Patton Smith's patients ate a poisonous mushroom, the Monroe County doctor was faced with a dilemma: How could he treat the patient when he wasn't sure what kind of mushroom he ate? The University of Georgia's Distance Diagnostics through Digital Imaging system was able to assist the doctor by quickly identifying the mushroom.

002F New Appliance to Keep Produce Fresh Longer 012B (August 22, 2001) - You spend extra time at the supermarket selecting the perfect apples, pears, tomatoes and lettuce only to throw half of them away a few days later. But soon you'll be able to prolong the life of your produce with the help of the controlled-environment pantry.

002E Chocolate Class Entices Students to Learn 00CD (September 11, 2001) - A new college student may be a little leery of signing up for a biology or accounting course. But what student wouldn't warm up to a class called Chocolate Science.

002F Second Wave of Biotech Products on Horizon 00AC (October 11, 2001) - Vaccine shots may soon be as comforting as eating mashed potatoes, as tasty as snacking on a banana or as refreshing as eating a salad.

002C Pecan Prices Likely Stable for Holidays 263F (October 30, 2001) - The U.S. supply of pecans is expected to be large this year despite an expected downturn in imports. Though prices may vary, they shouldn't be much higher or lower for the holidays, says a University of Georgia expert.

(Brad Haire is the former news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)

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