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COMMUNITY HEALTH AND NUTRITION

One benefit of university research has been the growing awareness of the scientifically verified health benefits of wild blueberries.

UMAINE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH

The University of Maine has been involved in blueberry research since 1898, but it was not until the 1940’s that they purchased a farm specifically for blueberry research.

CIVIL WAR AND BLUEBERRY CANNING

Civil War and Blueberry Canning The development of modern food preservation techiques, from Louis Pasteur’s works to the invention of home and industrial canning played a key role in the development of the blueberry industry. Canned wild blueberries were shipped to Union troops during the Civil War to prevent scurvy and became a food staple […]

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