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NDSU plant sciences professor cited in story

Posted on 11/9/2016

Kalidas Shetty, NDSU associate vice president for international partnerships and collaborations and professor of plant sciences, was featured in a recent article by

The story, "2016's Best and Worst Foodie Cities," by reporter Richie Bernardo, was published Oct. 11. To recognize World Food Day on Oct. 16, WalletHub examined 21 metrics that ranged from the cost of groceries to affordable restaurants that are important to so-called "foodies," people who eat recreationally.

Shetty was one of seven national experts to be included in the article. He offered advice to foodies on a tight budget, gave indicators for best foodie cities and suggested tips for health conscious foodies who like to eat at restaurants. He also urged people to improve the diversity of their food options based on balanced nutrition; support small, local eating establishments; and establish seminars for restaurant owners and communities on healthy eating offerings.

Shetty joined the NDSU faculty in 2013 after 20 years on the faculty at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Agricultural Sciences in Bangalore, India. He earned his master's degree in bacteriology and doctorate in microbiology at the University of Idaho, Moscow. His current research focuses on advancing climate resilient food crops of North Dakota and the Great Plains for health benefits and value-added exports.

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