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    K-State Undergraduate Catalog 2000-2002
     

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    K-State Research and Extension
    dAgricultural Experiment Station
    dExtension Agriculture and Natural Resources
    dYouth, Family, and Community Development
    dFood, Nutrition, Health, and Safety
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    Food, Nutrition, Health, and Safety

    Kansas is the nation's number one meat processor, number one producer of hard red wheat, number one flour miller, and number one producer of grain sorghum. The state also is a national leader in producing many other agricultural commodities.

    Such an important industry relies heavily on food safety and nutrition research and expertise at K-State. Many people are asking questions about food additives, livestock drugs, and crop and vegetable pesticides. The potential for food handling and processing errors has increased. As lifestyles become more urban, people are separated further from the food production system. Fewer citizens than ever understand how food is produced and processed, nor do people understand the government safeguards to maintain a safe food supply. Many do not know what constitutes a balanced diet. K-State Research and Extension scientists and extension personnel are working to insure a safe food supply from production to consumption; promote healthier and safer lives; and develop new, appealing food products.

    Human nutrition
    Virginia Slimmer, Head

    Professor Slimmer, Assistant Professor Higgins. Emeriti: Professor Clarke; Associate Professors Atkinson, Clonts, and Wells.

    Animal sciences and industry—food safety
    Jack G. Riley, Head

    Professors Riley and Penner; Associate Professor Aramouni

    Office of Community Health
    David A. Dzewaltowski, Extension Distinguished Professor

    Topics within K-State Research and Extension:
    dAgricultural Experiment Station dYouth, Family, and Community Development dServices and Facilities
    dExtension Agriculture and Natural Resources dFood, Nutrition, Health, and Safety   
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    Kansas State University
    November 10, 2000