21 Oct '11, 10am

Why Green Alternatives for the Food Industry are a Win-Win

Why Green Alternatives for the Food Industry are a Win-Win

Recent food industry problems illuminate a decades-long struggle for food producers to control the spread of dangerous pathogens that threaten public safety. And it's not letting up. Cargill's recall of 36 million pounds of ground turkey for exposure to a resistant form of Salmonella, for example, infected at least 77 people in 26 states, hospitalizing more than a third of victims and killing one. More recently, 55 people in 14 states became infected with Listeria from cantaloupes, killing 25 people in what authorities are calling the worst outbreak in 10 years. Countless other food industry crises have threatened public safety, and we can expect more of the same, if history is an indicator of what's to come. Yet there are greener alternatives ripe for exploration in a food industry that faces more than a few daunting adversaries. The Center for Disease Control and Prevent...

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