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Drying Out Food to End Hunger

Drying Out Food to End Hunger

Drying Out Food to End Hunger

Hervé This believes he has the solution to world hunger. According to the New York Times, This says that transporting food causes it to spoil. This is because many foods inherently contain a lot of water, and unless they’re refrigerated, their moist environments enhance the growth of microorganisms that spoil food. This proposes that food

Blue light special: Food preservation

According to an article on, new research shows the potential of using blue LEDs as a chemical-free method to kill bacteria that lead to spoilage. The researchers looked at the effect of blue LED exposure on three of the major foodborne bacteria: Listeria, E. coli, and Salmonella. They found that the lights succeeded in

Reducing Salmonella detection times

The winners of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s first ever Food Safety Challenge managed to reduce the 24- to 48-hour Salmonella detection waiting time to between 30 minutes and three hours, according to a story on Refinery 29. The winning team from Purdue University uses small filters, and the runner-up team from Pronucleotein uses

Fresh Seafood? There’s an App for That

New England fishermen are working with technology experts to develop a smartphone app that will provide the history of fresh seafood, reports 680 News. Developed in cooperation with the the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, the tool will incorporate data on the catch, landing, auction, processing, and delivery of a piece of fish. The project

Sensor Detects Meat Safety

MIT chemists have devised an inexpensive, portable sensor that can detect gases emitted by rotting meat, allowing consumers to determine whether the meat in their grocery store or refrigerator is safe to eat. According to MIT News, the sensor, which consists of chemically modified carbon nanotubes, could be deployed in “smart packaging” that would offer

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,