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Conn. Agriculture Station Receives $3.2 Million FDA Grant To Research Food Defense

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The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station has received $3.2 million in funding from the FDA to research food defense projects covering human and animal food.

Jason White is the Director of the Station and says the FDA recognizes them for their expertise.

“We have some of the best chemists in the State that work here. We’re very good at tackling a problem particularly when initially you know what that problem is you just know there is a problem. So, we’re very good at figuring those out. And I think FDA has recognized that. That’s what this funding signifies,” White said.

The grant is for five years and will help the Station fund technical and post-doctoral staff.

An award-winning freelance reporter/host for WSHU, Brian lives in southeastern Connecticut and covers stories for WSHU across the Eastern side of the state.