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Nanoparticles – a new study suggests they could stunt crop growth

A new study on nano-zinc oxide and nano-cerium oxide, two common nano particles, suggests that they can accumulate in crops such as soybeans and may stunt soil- fertilising bacteria. These findings may have food supply implications. Zinc oxide (ZnO) and … Continue reading

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Fingerprinting microbes to solve food contamination mysteries

Researchers in Norway have developed a new technique able to trace microbial food contaminants within the production chain. The technique uses Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy to ‘fingerprint’ the unique spectral image of over 200 food microbes. Scientists analyse samples … Continue reading

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