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Purdue creates portable device to do on-site E. coli testing

Foodborne illness hits about one in six people in the United States every year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 48 million people in the U.S. get sick due to one or more of 31 recognized pathogens, including E. coli O157:H7, a particularly harsh strain of E. coli. Researchers at Purdue University have been working to develop new technologies to…

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High-tech map shows fruit, macadamia farms hit by bushfires

Amid devastating bushfire activity across Australia, scientists have released a map that shows avocado, mango, olive, banana, macadamia and citrus orchards that have been impacted, to help with response and recovery efforts. Driven by a Hort Innovation investment, in collaboration with various universities, state and federal government agencies, private sector companies and industry, the Australian Bushfires Rapid Response Map…

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How Fresh is your food ?

What is ‘food miles’ and how it’s affects our food and the global CO2 emissions? By Dubi Raz, Global Agronomy Director at Netafim January 21, 2020 Did you know that our food has many environmental impacts – from where it is grown to how far it travels before it reaches you. Due to the globalization of the food industry,…

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Two new citrus virus diseases found in Turkey

It is a big issue for all Mediterranean producing countries “Two serious viral diseases are affecting Turkey’s citrus cultivation and threatening all the Mediterranean countries”. This was reported by Antonino Catara, former president of the International Organisation of Citrus Virologists. “One of the two diseases – continued the scientist – is the Citrus Chlorotic Dwarf CCD, which mainly affects…

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