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How 26 Percent of Participants Transferred Bacteria from Raw Chicken to Their Salads
The debate on whether or not to wash raw poultry is a fierce one, but until recently it was not a debate backed by science. A recent study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) further demonstrates that individuals are putting themselves at risk of illness when they wash
Clean THEN Sanitize: A One-Two Punch to Stop Foodborne Illness in the Kitchen
You’re about to sit down to a nice meal with a freshly cooked chicken breast. You have your dishes in the dishwasher and you’ve finished wiping down your surfaces. You’re done in your kitchen, right? Wrong! Whenever you cook raw meat or poultry, make sure you clean AND sanitize n
5 Meaningful ways to reduce household waste
5 Meaningful Ways to Reduce Household Waste...
Award-winning plastic pollution research
PhD candidate Takunda Chitaka has been investigating exactly what is being washed up on Cape Town's beaches, from straws and sweet wrappers to bottle lids and cotton bud sticks.
Sustainability and the Straw
Food Focus caught up with KFC this month following the news of their commitment to eliminating plastic straws in their 900 restaurants this month. We wanted to find out more about their sustainability efforts.
Sending surplus food to charity is not the way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Giving food that would otherwise go to landfill to hungry people does little to ensure the well-being of Canadians who are food insecure.
Why the Indian Ocean is spawning strong and deadly tropical cyclones
The Indian Ocean has made its mark on the global news cycle this year. In March, tropical cyclone Idai made headlines as one of the most severe storms to have made landfall in Mozambique. Current estimates indicate that more than 1,000 people died.
WHO says climate change could have ‘considerable’ food safety impact
Climate change is likely to have considerable impact on food safety, placing public health at risk, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
In 100 years’ time, maybe our food won’t be grown in soil
It takes a lot to make a room of soil scientists gasp. Last month, I presented at the National Soils Conference in Canberra, and asked 400 colleagues a simple question: do you think soil will play as significant a role in food production in 100 years as it does today?
Crisis proofing South Africa’s water security
South Africa is often referred to as the 30th driest country in the world, a claim that’s based on its average annual rainfall of 500mm compared to the world average of 860mm. National rainfall averages have a purpose...
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