Manure research aims to improve food safety

Manure research aims to improve food safety

Researchers measure how far common bacteria, including salmonella and E. coli, are likely to travel downwind from manure application sites.

Consumers don't buy leafy greens and other supermarket produce anticipating that the food might make them sick, yet high-profile recalls of fruits and vegetables seem to be in the news often. The recalls follow outbreaks of foodborne illnesses caused by microbes such as Escherichia coli that can leave unsuspecting consumers feeling suddenly ill or, worse yet, rushing to the hospital.

The average American is unlikely to wind up at the emergency room after eating tainted pro

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