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Links for Food Microbiology:

  • For many years, various experts and organizations have said that using antibiotics to raise food animals poses a significant public health risk. The hypothesized threat is the potential development of antibiotic resistance in foodborne bacteria, including pathogens that could infect humans, which could lead to averse effects if these ill people are treated with the same class of antibiotic. However, other experts and groups contend that the public health risks are negligible. By Microbe Magazine, the monthly news magazine of the American Society for Microbiology.

    http://www.asmscience.org/content/journal/microbe/10.1128/microbe.1.115.1
  • Home canning is an excellent way to preserve garden produce and share it with family and friends, but it can be risky or even deadly if not done correctly and safely. By The Encyclopedia of Earth (EoE), an electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society.

    http://editors.eol.org/eoearth/wiki/Botulism_and_home_canning
  • The food we eat can poison us. There are over 200 known diseases that can be transmitted by food. Bacteria or viruses are the main cause of food poisoning. By The Science Learning Hub, a national project designed to support the effective teaching of science in New Zealand schools.

    https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/371-food-poisoning
  • We see more cases of illness from contaminated food occurring in a number of U.S. states at the same time. By Actionbioscience.org, a non-commercial, educational web site created to promote bioscience literacy.

    http://www.actionbioscience.org/environment/tauxe.html
  • Difficulties establishing causality in biological systems are abundant— and they affect efforts to assess risks of importance in microbiology, such as likelihoods of infectious disease or development of antibiotic resistance. By Microbe Magazine, the monthly news magazine of the American Society for Microbiology.

    http://www.asmscience.org/content/journal/microbe/10.1128/microbe.2.13.1
  • Although seafood consumption can contribute to a healthy diet, some fish and shellfish can cause foodborne illnesses or contain environmental contaminants. By The Encyclopedia of Earth (EoE), an electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society.

    http://editors.eol.org/eoearth/wiki/Seafood_Safety_in_the_United_States