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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Food Research: Organic food to have longer 'life' with super chilling technique ♦ Waiting to harvest after a rain enhances food safety ♦ Improving rice flour to aid food poverty

Healthy diet linked to lower death rates among low-income residents in Southeastern USA Eating a healthy diet was linked with a lower risk of dying from heart disease, stroke, cancer or other diseases among a population of low-income individuals living in the Southeastern U.S., according to investigators. Nearly two-thirds of the participants in the study were African-American.
Organic food to have longer 'life' with super chilling technique A new method keeps salmon fresh for a whole month, without the use of chemicals. The technology is called super chilling, and it lies somewhere between freezing the fish and cooling it down. Now it is about to provide useful help to organic food producers
Improving rice flour to aid food poverty A new, high-quality rice flour could help towards aiding global food poverty. 'This rice flour serves not only as an alternative to wheat flour for those with wheat intolerance, but could also help to overcome the global food problem in the future,'
Waiting to harvest after a rain enhances food safety To protect consumers from food borne illness, produce farmers should wait 24 hours after a rain or irrigating their fields to harvest crops, experts say. Rain or irrigation creates soil conditions that are more hospitable to Listeria monocytogenes, which when ingested may cause the human illness Listeriosis. Waiting to harvest crops reduces the risk of exposure to the pathogen, which could land on fresh produce.

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