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Putting food allergens to the test

Putting food allergens to the test

Veteran food scientist Steve L. Taylor is leading cutting-edge research efforts that could dramatically reduce severe food allergy reactions. Steve Taylor A birthday party where every child can enjoy the cake and ice cream. Restaurant meals that don’t end in an emergency room visit. Halloween trick-or-treating without an EpiPen. This vision of the future is

Fast tracking foodborne illness

Microbiologist Robert Brackett predicts that more precise gene-based tools will help pinpoint the source of outbreaks in record time. Robert Brackett Today, the risk is stark: Forty-eight million Americans—one out of every six people—suffer from a foodborne illness every year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Within that group 128,000

China to lead the way on genetically modified foods

China to lead the way on genetically modified foods

The majority of Chinese consumers appear to oppose genetically modified food, but Chinese leaders know they will need to find ways to provide more food to its growing population, which is expected to reach almost 1.4 billion by 2030. Although China currently does not farm GMOs, thanks to heavy investment in new technologies and research,

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