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How Foster Farms Is Solving The Case Of The Mystery Salmonella

How Foster Farms Is Solving The Case Of The Mystery Salmonella

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Foster Farms has been accused of poisoning its customers with salmonella bacteria. But in recent months, the company has become a leader in the poultry industry’s fight against the foodborne pathogen.

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Bake Bread Like A Pioneer In Appalachia … With No Yeast

Bake Bread Like A Pioneer In Appalachia … With No Yeast

| April 23, 2014 | 2 Comments

Bacteria can make a bread rise and give it a cheesy flavor. That’s the secret ingredient in salt rising bread, which dates to the late 1700s in Appalachia, when bakers didn’t have yeast on hand.

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Thank Your Gut Bacteria For Making Chocolate ‘Healthy’

Thank Your Gut Bacteria For Making Chocolate ‘Healthy’

| March 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Dark chocolate may help the heart and waistline. Now scientists have figured out one reason why: Bacteria in the gut turn cocoa into compounds that lower inflammation and make us feel full.

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Ladies: Good Bacteria In Yogurt May Be Good For Waistlines, Too

Ladies: Good Bacteria In Yogurt May Be Good For Waistlines, Too

| February 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Women who took a probiotic commonly found in yogurts daily while on a diet regime lost significantly more weight and fat than their counterparts who received a placebo. The findings offer interesting hints about how probiotics might be interacting with the tiny microbes that live in our guts.

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Gut Bacteria Might Guide The Workings Of Our Minds

Gut Bacteria Might Guide The Workings Of Our Minds

| November 18, 2013 | 1 Comment

Anxious mice calm down when they get an infusion of gut microbes from mellow mice. That has scientists wondering if gut microbes play a role in the human brain, too. Research on that is only just beginning. But it’s intriguing to think there could be a real truth to the phrase “gut feelings.”

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Can We Eat Our Way To A Healthier Microbiome? It’s Complicated

Can We Eat Our Way To A Healthier Microbiome? It’s Complicated

| November 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

It may be possible to cultivate a healthier community of bacteria on and inside us by modifying our diet. For starters, eating more vegetables probably won’t hurt.

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Antibiotic Use On The Farm: Are We Flying Blind?

Antibiotic Use On The Farm: Are We Flying Blind?

| August 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

No one knows exactly how farmers use antibiotics. Many public health experts say the government should collect and publish detailed information because antibiotic-resistant bacteria are an increasingly urgent problem. But many farm groups are opposed.

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Julia Child Was Wrong: Don’t Wash Your Raw Chicken, Folks

Julia Child Was Wrong: Don’t Wash Your Raw Chicken, Folks

| August 23, 2013 | 2 Comments

The doyenne of TV chefs imparted much wisdom to American cooks, but one piece of Child’s advice you should ignore is to wash your raw poultry before cooking. It spreads germs. Everywhere. Yet studies suggest 90 percent of Americans do it, so food safety researchers are launching a campaign to squash the habit.

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Antibiotic-Resistant Bugs Turn Up Again In Turkey Meat

Antibiotic-Resistant Bugs Turn Up Again In Turkey Meat

| May 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Consumer Reports found that turkey meat that came from birds raised without antibiotics was significantly less likely to harbor antibiotic-resistant bacteria, compared with meat from conventional turkeys that were given antibiotics. But turkey producers contend that they use antibiotics judiciously to help keep their flocks healthy.

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Mapping The Microbes That Flourish On Fruits And Veggies

Mapping The Microbes That Flourish On Fruits And Veggies

| March 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Salad is not just a food; it’s home to a flourishing community of mostly benign microbes. A new inventory finds surprising differences in the bacteria growing on popular fruits and vegetables.

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