Researchers show how a fish species in Lake Tanganyika works together to secure additional food sources
US retail giant Walmart is engineering artificial intelligence (AI) capable of examining fresh fruit and vegetable products for defects, accurately predicting the exact date of spoilage for particular items.
When a recall occurs due to a food safety issue, the first thing that enters most people’s minds is pathogenic organisms, such as Listeria, Salmonella and Escherichia coli. Second would be extraneous material such as metal or plastic fragments. Although these are serious issues, in recent years, the majority of food safety-related recalls have actually been due to the undeclared presence of foodborne allergens.
Belgian, English and Australian scientists are calling on the Australian authorities to review their decision to introduce the carp herpes virus as a way to combat the common carp having colonised the country's rivers. In a letter published in the journal Science, they not only believe that this measure will be ineffective but that it also represents a risk to ecosystems.