Is Your Thermometer Right?

is your thermometer right

The holidays are here, and there is lots of cooking going on, at least in my kitchen! One of my most important kitchen gadgets is my meat thermometer, and I have a variety of options. If you haven’t calibrated your thermometer lately (or ever), now is the perfect time to …

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Food Safety Recap

food safety

Food borne illnesses are a real risk, even with all the safeguards that are in place in the United States to help ensure that we have access to safe food. Some of the responsibility for food safety lies in your own kitchen, too. It’s so easy to protect yourself and …

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To GMO or to non-GMO?

to gmo or to non-gmo

How do farmers choose the type of seeds they will plant? Every farmer has the choice whether he will plant GMO or non-GMO crops. The decision to plant GMO or non-GMO seeds is based on many factors, including the area of the country, the weather predictions, the soil types, the …

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Yersinia Food Poisoning

Yersinia food poisoning

Food poisoning with Yersinia is caused by one species of this bacteria – Yersinia enterocolitica. There are many different species of Yersinia, including Yersinia pestis which causes plague. While Y. enterocolitica and Y. pestis are related, there is no danger that food poisoning with Yersinia can develop into the plague. …

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Shigella Food Poisoning

shigella food poisoning

Shigella is a bacteria that can cause a disease called shigellosis. (Yes, scientists and doctors are very creative when naming diseases.) Most cases of shigellosis are caused by eating contaminated food (usually vegetables) or drinking contaminated water. There are around 14,000 cases reported each year in the U.S. However, most …

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