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Assistant professor Kacie Ho (HNFAS) recently co-authored two articles that highlight how processed foods can be used to meet nutritional needs. One describes how processing strategies in alignment with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) have been used to improve the nutritional quality of foods, and the second discusses compositional differences between whole fruit and processed 100% fruit juice and how both can align with health goals.
Aquaculture researcher Andre Seale is lead author on a new publication, “Systemic Versus Tissue-Level Prolactin Signaling in a Teleost During a Tidal Cycle.” As the abstract explains, Mozambique tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) are native to estuaries where they encounter tidal fluctuations in water salinity. These fluctuations can be dramatic, subjecting the fish to salinities characteristic of both fresh water and seawater within a single tidal cycle.
Andy Fisher, author of Big Hunger, food security activist, and former executive director of the Community Food Security Coalition, gave a talk detailing his conclusions from research into growing food insecurity in the US and the solutions that he sees might resolve the issue. He spoke to a packed audience in the Richardson Law School’s Moot Courtroom. His talk, part of the UH speaker series, was co-hosted by CTAHR and the Hawaii Community Foundation.
Mehana Vaughan, a faculty member in NREM and the Sea Grant College Program and a member of Hui ‘Āina Momona, will be presenting from her book Kaiāulu: Gathering Tides in the Brown Bag Biography series, which offers “discussions of life writing by and for town and gown.”
Bee health researcher Ethel Villalobos (PEPS) is featured in a recent episode of the video series How Close Are We, which looks at possible solutions to some of the world’s major problems and questions. For the episode “How Close Are We to Saving the Bees?” Ethel discusses Colony Collapse Disorder, a mysterious phenomenon in which whole bee colonies disappear for reasons that are still unclear.