Congratulations to CE Specialist Dr. Irwin Donis-Gonzalez and Adjunct Professor Dr. Kurt Kornbluth, who are both on the team that was awarded a $790,000 Seeding Solutions grant from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), a nonprofit established in the 2014 Farm Bill with bipartisan congressional support. The team is tasked with revolutionizing the food processing industry — they will test new technology to improve the drying methods used in food production. Their method will use innovative moisture-absorbing technology instead of exclusively relying on heated air to dehydrate produce, such as grains, nuts, rice and seeds, for optimum storage and distribution.
The UC Davis research team also includes Distinguished Professor Kent J. Bradford of Plant Sciences, Assistant Professor Edward Spang of Food Science and Technology, as well as Johan Van Asbrouck, CEO of Rhino Research in Bangkok, Thailand.
Read more about the grant on the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research website, linked below.