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UMaine’s newly hired food science innovation coordinator speaks to Maine Campus

October 28, 2019 – By Charles Cramer, Maine Campus – This June, the University of Maine hired former Navy Chef Robert Dumas as its new food science innovation coordinator, a position entailing both the management of multiple food science facilities across the university’s campus and the direction of its involvement with the greater-Maine food and business community. Dumas’ ascension to this new position is the latest achievement in a career that has taken him from commercial kitchens to Navy submarines, and from the White House Presidential Food Service to the grounds of Vermont’s New England Culinary Institute.


Multiple health and environmental impacts of foods

October 28, 2019 – By Michael A Clark et al., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences – We describe how consuming 15 different food groups is associated with 5 health outcomes and 5 aspects of environmental degradation. We find that foods associated with improved adult health also often have low environmental impacts, indicating that the same dietary transitions that would lower incidences of noncommunicable diseases would also help meet environmental sustainability targets.


It’s legal to grow hemp. But try getting a loan for it.

October 24, 2019 – By Caitlin Andrews, Bangor Daily News – Maine hemp growers were not surprised that Sheepscot General Farm in Whitefield had its insurance policies dropped and the status of its bank accounts thrown into doubt in one fell swoop last week.


Macro Roaster of the Year [Coffee by Design]

November-December 2019 – By Emily Puro, Roast Magazine – Like many urban centers in the United States, Portland, Maine, was in the depths of a recession in the late 1980s.