LSU AgCenter has developed a meal replacement shake aimed for weight loss
Posted on 12/10/2017 7:38:00 AM.

The LSU AgCenter has developed a milk-based meal replacement powder to help consumers lose weight. Studies show drinking meal replacement shakes for 12 weeks instead of meals is a safe way to drop pounds.

Director of the AgCenter Food Incubator Gaye Sandoz says they’ve developed the powder and now Pennington Biomedical Research Center will test it.
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LSU: Louisiana pecan crop falling below expectations, but holiday pies should be fine
Posted on 11/13/2017 12:05:00 PM.
Expectations of a bumper pecan crop in Louisiana this year have been lowered due to unfavorable weather, but that shouldn't affect your pies for the holidays. That's according to LSU AgCenter Associate Professor Charlie Graham, who says their original projection for this year was around 15 million pounds of pecans.
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Cooking for groups complicates food safety
Posted on 10/27/2017 1:58:00 AM.

Cooking for crowds greatly complicates food safety as nearly 200 people found out after a bad batch of Jambalaya was served in Caldwell Parish about two weeks ago. LSU AgCenter food safety expert Wenqing Xu says usually we cook for our families, which is around 6 people on a regular basis but during big events hundreds of people are served.
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LSU AgCenter researching alternate uses for crawfish
Posted on 9/15/2017 1:11:00 AM.

LSU AgCenter Researchers are studying the benefits of crawfish, as more than just a tailgating treat. Researcher and food processing and engineering professor Subramaniam Sathivel says currently, the tail meat from a crawfish is what is consumed. But he says they wanted to see what could be done with the undersized mud bugs, which have virtually no economic value.
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Michigan natural resources officials aren't happy about crawfish in their ponds
Posted on 8/4/2017 3:51:00 AM.

Crawfish have been found in Michigan and that state’s Department of Natural Resources is not happy. They say the red swamp crayfish damage earthen structures and compete aggressively for food and habitat, disrupting the food chain for many species in the water. LSU AgCenter Aquaculture Specialist Greg Lutz says while crawfish are well adapted to our geography,
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LSU AgCenter receives grant to study honebees
Posted on 6/26/2017 11:24:00 AM.

The LSU AgCenter receives nearly one million dollars from the USDA for honeybee research. Entomologist Kristen Healy says any given year there’s higher than normal losses in honeybee colonies, and many studies look at what stressors contributes to these losses. One factor they’ll look at is the mite population in the hives.
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LSU AgCenter selects medical marijuana vendor
Posted on 6/17/2017 5:42:00 PM.

The LSU AgCenter selects a vendor for the medical marijuana program. Chancellor Dr. Bill Richardson says this is the last major hurdle to getting the drug into the hands of those who need it.

He says the details of the agreement have not been released, but the plan is to contract with a Las Vegas research company called GB Sciences.
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Expect to see more mosquitos after last week's heavy rain
Posted on 6/8/2017 11:16:00 AM.

We can expect to see more mosquitos out and about after more than a week of continued rain. LSU AgCenter entomologist Kristen Healy says more rain equals more mosquitos, and different types of mosquitos at that. She says a lot of rainfall can lead to hatching of so-called flood water mosquitos.
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LSU Sensory Service Lab looking for people who love to taste food
Posted on 4/22/2017 4:21:00 AM.

If you love to eat, LSU needs your help. The Sensory Services Lab on the Baton Rouge campus is recruiting Tiger Tasters to sample tasty new foods before they hit the shelves. Sensory Services Lab Manager Ashley Gutierrez says the AgCenter works with food companies developing new healthy food items.
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How much longer do patients have to wait for medical marijuana? Bids are in. Now what?
Posted on 4/3/2017 1:39:00 PM.
Now that the bids are in with the LSU Ag Center to produce medical marijuana in Louisiana that would one day be used for patients who suffer from specific diseases, many are wondering how much longer they'll have to wait. New Iberia Senator Fred Mills, who was instrumental in creating the medical marijuana law, gives his best guess on a timeline.
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