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New method rapidly detects invisible dangers to food

August 16, 2019

When food is recalled due to contamination from bacteria such as salmonella, one may wonder how a tainted…
Study detects residue of pesticides, antibiotics, and more growth hormone in conventional compared to organic milk

June 28, 2019

In a small study of milk collected from stores across the United States, researchers from Emory University found…
Norovirus structures could help develop treatments for food poisoning

June 19, 2019

Noroviruses are a leading cause of food-borne illness outbreaks, accounting for 58% of all outbreaks and cause 685…
The future of meat is shifting to plant-based products

June 19, 2019

With summer just around the corner, it’s not just the weather heating up in Canada. The plant-based foods…
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Would you eat genetically modified food if you understood the science behind it?

May 28, 2019

Jonathon McPhetres, a newly minted PhD in psychology from the University of Rochester, admits he’s “personally amazed” what we…
Well-documented path from farm to fork

May 28, 2019

A new project will develop technologies and methods that can both document a food product’s path from farm…
Are Unhealthy Sugars Hiding in Your Favorite Foods?

April 23, 2019

Many of your favorite foods may contain “added sugars” that offer zero nutritional value and can be harmful…
Pork Essentially Free of Veterinary Drug Residues

March 26, 2019

In a basic survey of more than a thousand pork kidney samples, almost no veterinary drug residues were…
What do opponents of genetically modified foods really know about the science?

January 17, 2019

The study, published in Nature Human Behaviour, found that the strongest critics actually know less—a pattern similar for…
Sugar’s Sick Secrets: How Industry Forces Have Manipulated Science to Downplay the Harm

December 28, 2018

Walk into any grocery store, grab a few packaged products, and flip to the ingredients. You’ll likely spot…
Clean air, healthy swine

December 14, 2018

Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSv) costs the swine industry more than $580 million each year, while…
What’s behind smelly wine

December 14, 2018

Aging often improves the flavor of wine, but sometimes the beverage emerges from storage with an unpleasant smell.…
Authenticating the geographic origin of hazelnuts

December 3, 2018

Hazelnuts, like olive oil, cheese and other agricultural products, differ in flavor depending on their geographic origin. Because…
Flowers in food are popular, but safety data is limited

November 15, 2018

In recent years, Danish restaurants, smaller food producers and consumers have shown an increasing interest in using wild…
New CSIRO diet: love your guts for improved health

October 1, 2018

With a growing body of research linking gut health with conditions such as cancer, obesity, and auto-immune diseases,…
Research confronts ‘yucky’ attitudes about genetically engineered foods

September 25, 2018

Is a non-browning apple less “natural” than non-fat milk? In one case, people have injected something into apple…
Most of the world does not refrigerate their eggs. So why does the US?

September 19, 2018

If you’ve ever travelled abroad and visited a food market, you might’ve found a peculiar sight: open stands…
DNA-based method detects trace amounts of peanut in foods

September 10, 2018

For people with severe peanut allergies, eating even miniscule amounts of the legume can trigger anaphylaxis — a life-threatening…
The ultimate ‘smell test’: Device sends rotten food warning to smartphones

July 13, 2018

When it comes to the “smell test,” the nose isn’t always the best judge of food quality. Now…
Study: Food fraud spoils value for all

June 27, 2018

Nebraska agriculture economists Syed Imran Ali Meerza and Christopher Gustafson tracked how an incident of fraudulent activity changed…
Australia’s supermarket shelves full of highly processed and highly unhealthy foods

June 26, 2018

Six out of ten Australian packaged foods are highly or ultra-processed, more than half are discretionary/junk foods and…
How to avoid food poisoning from E. coli and salmonella

June 13, 2018

Customers shopping at the supermarket lately may have felt a swell of anxiety while passing by heads of…
Eight EU projects will generate knowledge about One Health

May 31, 2018

It has become evident that we cannot assure the health and wellbeing of people, animals and our shared…
1 in 10 parents say their child has gotten sick from spoiled or contaminated food

May 24, 2018

No parent wants to come home from a picnic or restaurant with a little one whose stomachache turns…
Scientist creates system to quickly detect food pathogens

April 24, 2018

Quick, efficient pathogen detection and fingerprinting is essential and often lifesaving when it comes to preventing foodborne illness.…
Researchers focus on how bacteria cause food poisoning

April 13, 2018

Campylobacter is the most common cause of bacterial food poisoning in the world according to the World Health…
Aussie BBQ classic proving a snag to good health

March 21, 2018

A sausage in bread could be considered Australia’s national dish. But with Australians wolfing down 1.1 billion snags…
DTU to expand its scientific advice to the EU on chemicals in food

March 5, 2018

The EU Commission has appointed the National Food Institute as EU Reference Laboratory in two new fields, processing…
Idle, uncleaned milk trucks don’t compromise the quality of raw milk, study shows

March 5, 2018

Raw milk quality isn’t compromised when tanker trucks sit empty and uncleaned for hours between loads, according to…
Who reads the Nutrition Facts food labels?

February 8, 2018

Almost every packaged food product has a Nutrition Facts label listed on the back, giving consumers a glimpse of what…
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