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UConn receives $10 million grant to research poultry


August 2, 2020

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn has been awarded a $10 million grant to research how to raise poultry for food without giving the birds antibiotics.

The grant, announced Monday by the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture, will fund a project led by Kumar Venkitanarayanan, an animal science professor at UConn, with a team of 30 researchers from 8 colleges and universities.

The school said the project is designed to create a sustainable program for antibiotic-restricted broiler production in the poultry industry.

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