Articles by University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Study: Smaller Plates Help Reduce Food Waste

by University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
Shifting from round to oval plates with a smaller surface area can significantly reduce food waste in dining halls, recent research shows

Improving Food Safety Testing for Leafy Greens

by University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
A new University of Illinois study aims to develop better testing methods for produce to prevent outbreaks of foodborne disease

Drones and AI Detect Soybean Maturity with High Accuracy

by University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
In a new study, researchers predicted soybean maturity date within two days using drone images and artificial intelligence, reducing the need for boots on the ground

In a Warming Climate, Can Birds Take the Heat?

by University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
Researchers show both temperate and tropical birds can handle acute heat stress much better than expected, but that doesn't mean they are safe from climate change

Copper Boosts Pig Growth, and Now We Know Why

by University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
According to new research, the element seems to enhance pigs' ability to utilize fat after absorption, resulting in increased energy utilization of the entire diet