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(Fast Company)   Scientists want to put bio trackers in your produce to track E-Coli outbreaks   (fastcompany.com) divider line
    More: Misc, Lettuce, Leaf vegetables, Bacteria, Romaine lettuce, new technology, Leaf, Aanika Biosciences, common microbe  
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2021-01-20 5:19:32 PM  
Sounds dumb, but maybe it would be a lot cheaper to track an outbreak and result in fewer deaths than what they have to do now to research an outbreak. Now it takes too long and people die during that time, and a lot of the time they are never sure where the contamination got into the chain so they end up throwing a lot more stuff out then they need to; like all the lettuce instead of just the bad stuff.  That hurts growers.
 
2021-01-20 5:42:27 PM  
They could just use E. coli as tracker. Two birds, one stone.
 
2021-01-20 6:42:01 PM  

turbocucumber: They could just use E. coli as tracker. Two birds, one stone.


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2021-01-20 9:42:25 PM  
They should make a gene in that would turn the produce purple when it comes in contact with e-coli, that way we could throw out all the eggplant.
Cabbage and grapes get a pass though.
 
2021-01-21 1:04:48 AM  
This seems directly related to the tagging that's happening to try and stop agricultural heists.

"Nutjobs" was a great book that investigated truckloads of stolen almonds.
 
2021-01-21 10:11:44 AM  
I would think that if you were putting in your own pictures for publication, then maybe your lab workers could wear all of their PPE for the camera, and wear it right.
 
2021-01-21 3:29:26 PM  
There's always a little shiat in the meat.
 
2021-01-21 3:30:56 PM  
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