URI receives $500K grant from USDA to promote maple industry

AN INTERDISCIPLINARY TEAM of researchers at the University of Rhode Island has received U.S. Department of Agriculture funding to promote the maple industry in the Northeast. From left, Christy Ashley, associate professor of marketing in the College of Business; Navindra Seeram, professor of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences in the College of Pharmacy; and Yinjiao Ye, professor of communication studies at the Harrington School of Communication and Media in the College of Arts and Sciences. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND/NORA LEWIS
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A three-year, $499,427 grant has been awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Acer Access and Development program to a team of University of Rhode Island faculty members researching the health care uses of maple syrup. The late October announcement marks the third USDA grant awarded to URI for maple research. The…

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