The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment: Feeding the World
Research student Sigal Sofer and Prof. (Emeritius) Zecharia Madar of the Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment have shown that an experimental diet that limits most carbohydrates to dinner increases satiety, decreases risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease and could benefit people suffering from severe and morbid obesity.
Some 20 practitioners in nutrition from Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East returned to Israel to attend the inaugural Pears Alumni Workshop in Nutritional Sciences at the Hebrew University’s Rehovot campus. The workshop comprised an intensive program of professional updates, seminar presentations by current students, research symposia and roundtable discussions.More
Doctoral student Shaul Lapidot has formulated a procedure that turns paper mill waste into ecologically friendly, industrial foams which are highly porous, lightweight and can be further strengthened using raw crop waste.More
"Sixty percent of India's rural population is employed in agriculture. I wanted to do something more than return home to work the farm. I wanted to learn more, in order to add something new to agricultural research," says Smith Faculty doctoral student Srivignesh Sundaresan.More