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Your link to current news about the National Soybean Research Laboratory and our soy production, nutrition, and international efforts.
Below are some of the highlights of what's going on at NSRL and with soy related news:
We have past news archived here.
The Soyfoods Association of North America (@SocialSANA) is hosting a Twitter Chat with retail dietitians on Wednesday, April 10 at 1 p.m. EST, hosted by Rebecca Scritchfield, MA, RD (@ScritchfieldRD). The chat will focus on the role of soyfoods in a healthy diet and easy ways to incorporate them into everyday meals. Rebecca and SANA will provide helpful tips and recipe ideas, and answer your questions. Log on to Twitter and join the conversation using the hashtag #SoyChat. Then take time in April to add some soy to your weekly menus. Some of our favorites are found HERE.
Excellence in Production Research Award to Brian Diers
University of Illinois Crop Sciences professor, Brian Diers, Ph.D., recently won the prestigious Excellence in Production Research Award from the United Soybean Board. Diers has devoted much of his career to soybean breeding and genetics research and to developing new soybean varieties that U.S. soybean farmers are using in their fields today. He is professor of plant breeding and associate head of the Crop Sciences Department at the University of Illinois. Diers received a Ph.D. and M.S. in plant breeding and cytogenetics from Iowa State University and a B.S. in agronomy from the University of Minnesota.
The United Soybean Board through checkoff proudly recognizes individuals, organizations or companies, like Diers, whose achievements make positive impacts on the U.S. soybean industry or the soybean checkoff. The 69 farmer-directors of USB oversee the investments of the soy checkoff to maximize profit opportunities for all U.S. soybean farmers. The full article is available HERE.
NSRL’s recipe for Italian Stovetop Casserole debuts at the University of Illinois Community and Campus Day of Service
50 million Americans don’t have enough food according to the USDA. Almost 2 million of the food insecure Americans live in Illinois and over 77,000 people who don’t have enough to eat live in East Central Illinois. On April 20, 2013, the University of Illinois and community volunteers will be joining forces to pack 146,000 meals of Italian Stovetop Casserole, a recipe developed at NSRL. The Italian Stovetop Casserole includes donated ingredients as well as $5,000 worth of Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP), donated by Archer Daniels Midland Company, Decatur, Illinois.
Click HERE for the full press release and additional information.
For more information about the event or to volunteer visit the Day of Service wesite HERE.
World Soybean Research Conference IX, Durban, South Africa
The National Soybean Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois
recently took part in the World Soybean Research Conference held in Durban, South Africa February 17 – 21, 2013.
The theme of WSRC IX was "From China to Africa – Can research close the gap between soy production and increasing global demand?"
Over 600 participants from every corner of the globe convened for the five day meeting that featured over 1,000 presentations and posters all about soybeans. The aim of the WSRC is to promote the interchange of scientific information on all aspects of soybean research.
Dr. Craig Gundersen, Bridget Owen and Melinda Anderson participated in the weeklong event.