Food Safety Is Serious Business

Consumers demand for more local foods. The FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule (PSR) is defining terms of how the produces are grown. The FSMA emphasis on preventing food-borne illness from farm to table. For a safer food supply there need to be a better the food system that handles producing, processing, transporting and preparing foods. With an alarming number of Americans dying from food-borne diseases annually, the FDA is shifting its focus from reactive to...

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Maryland DNR Joins F³Tech’s Saltwater Intrusion Awareness Symposium

F³Tech is excited to announce Christine Conn, Ph.D., Director of the Office of Science and Stewardship for the Chesapeake and Coastal Service under the Maryland Department of Natural Resources is joining a panel to explore research and solutions to saltwater intrusion at a symposium in Annapolis, Maryland on November 22nd. 

Christine has been with the Department since 2000, developing decision support tools and policy initiatives for Chesapeake Bay restoration, land conservation and...

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F³Tech To Host Saltwater Intrusion Awareness Symposium

November 22, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Annapolis, MD
FREE (includes lunch)
Limited Seating


Maryland's agricultural community, the state's largest commercial sector, faces an immediate threat from the growing impacts of saltwater intrusion, in which saltwater from the Chesapeake Bay is compromising groundwater and soil, disrupting communities and rendering arable land useless to traditional farming. 

As saltwater cannot be used to irrigate crops or serve as reliable...

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F³ Tech Receives $900,000 In Funding

Recently, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the grantees under the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s 2019 Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) program competition. F³ Tech was announced as one of the i6 Challenge grantees receiving $468,500 in federal funding in addition to $469,960 from a local matching grant.

The dynamic Farm-Fish-Food (F³) Tech Program is focused on elevating agriculture and aquaculture through innovation and technology, utilizing the unique...

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