Tag: e. coli

CDC: Deadliest Drug Resistance Comes From Hospitals, Not Farms

CDC: Deadliest Drug Resistance Comes From Hospitals, Not Farms

| September 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

The agency said that the most problematic resistant bacteria are emerging in hospitals. But it also called bacteria that have become resistant to drugs used on the farm a “serious threat.”

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Bands Aren’t The Only Things That Incubate At Music Festivals

Bands Aren’t The Only Things That Incubate At Music Festivals

| April 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

As the start of Coachella this weekend reminds us, tis the season for outdoor music festivals. But great bands aren’t the only things these massive, multiday gatherings can foster. Two recent studies document how such events can be breeding grounds for foodborne illnesses that rock your belly.

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Freezing Food Doesn’t Kill E. Coli And Other Germs

Freezing Food Doesn’t Kill E. Coli And Other Germs

| April 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

An outbreak of E. coli in frozen pizza, cheesesteaks, and other foods makes it clear: Just because the freezer’s frosty doesn’t mean it can kill microbes that cause food-borne illness.

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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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Steak Tartare: A Daredevil’s Lunch

Steak Tartare: A Daredevil’s Lunch

| June 25, 2010 | 1 Comment

If you are one of those people who wish to believe that this dish was inspired by the sight of Tatar horsemen placing pieces of meat under their saddles to tenderize it because they couldn’t find the time to stop and do it properly what with their hectic nomadism and all, you would be in the wrong. The Tatars did, in fact, placed meat under their saddles, but it was to help heal and guard against saddle sores for their poor, overworked horses.

Sweat-soaked, sore-healing meat. Sounds delicious.

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