Category Spinach

Penn State researchers find farmers markets’ food safety inadequate; E. coli and Listeria abound

Many vendors at farmers markets take inadequate precautions to prevent the spread of foodborne illness, and they should be trained to reduce food-safety risks, according to Penn State researchers who completed the final phase of an innovative five-year study. Using a comprehensive three-way approach, the research assessed food safety behaviors at Pennsylvania farmers markets using... Continue Reading Read More

Bigger buffers between leafy greens and CAFOs ready for new growing season

The leafy green growing season around Yuma, AZ is about to get underway and there will be one difference from last year. This year, the buffer zone between concentrated animal feeding operations, known as CAFOs, will be tripled, from 400 feet last growing season to 1,200 feet this year. The greater buffer zones were adopted... Continue Reading Read More

Author: Doug Powell --- Source: barfblog Spinach could be new cure for Salmonella and E. coli, or source of E. coli and Salmonella

Scientists have found that spinach could be a new cure for salmonella and E. coli. A new study suggests that a molecule found in green, leafy vegetables such as spinach contains bacterium-fighting ingredients that could prove a cure to common … Continue reading Read More