The Wild World of Microbes

Microbial life is incredibly diverse. There are microbes that can survive the crushing pressure, low temperatures, and lack of light in the deep ocean, and others that have a thousand times more resistance to radiation than humans. A nonillion bacteria
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Salad Struggles

Bats belong in the jungle, not in your salad. An unfortunate incident happened recently where two people found a dead bat in a prepackaged salad bought from a Walmart in Florida. This bat, from the Mexican free-tailed species, is common
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Cocktail Party Examples: Microbiologically Induced Corrosion

Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC) causes billions of dollars in damage annually. It affects diverse industries including marine transportation and shipping, chemical and oil processing, power generation, water treatment, and aviation among others. But I find that most people aren’t familiar with it and I’m often asked for some specific examples. Here are two cases of MIC that we can all appreciate.
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Sickened by the Listeria contamination in Dole products?

Are you one of the many people that are concerned you’ve gotten sick as a result of Dole’s recent Listeria contamination? If so, Dole Food Company has created a toll-free consumer line to respond to questions about the multi-state contamination of bagged salad that has triggered infections from Listeria.
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