Daily Delicacies March 26
Monday, March 26, 2012 - 05:43
Delicacies of the Day. If you like catfish, then you owe a debt to the Aquaculture/Fisheries Center of Excellence at the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff that supports the state's $167 million aquaculture industry. The center's 17 Ph.D scientists offer extension help to fish farmers throughout the Mississippi Delta.
Delaware State University's Catfish Laboratory in the College of Agriculture and Related Sciences operates a Catfish Safety Inspection Program to measure antimicrobial drugs, heavy metals and pathogens in catfish, the number one fish consumed in the United States. Recalls of imported catfish raise concerns about the ability to track these substances before they affect human health.
Florida A&M University's Marketing and Small Farm Outreach extension program created the first Florida Grown School Lunch Week bringing chefs or farmers to school. It started in 1995 when the university helped black Gadsden County farmers market their produce to schools. Now, it has become the national Farm to School program.
Favorite Farmer: Glyen Holmes, executive director of the New North Florida Cooperative Association in Marianna, FL
Cookbook of the Day: Real Men Cook: Rites, Rituals and Recipes for Living by K. Kofi Moyo