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Waiting to Harvest After a Rain Enhances Food Safety

To protect consumers from foodborne illness, produce farmers should wait 24 hours after a rain or irrigating their fields to harvest crops,

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Marijuana Weight Gain, Climate Change and Floods, Alcoholism Predictors, and More Top Stories 1 July 2015

Other topics include; do x-rays really cause cancer? And more.

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Changing Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Among Children and Healthy Baby Food Safety Curriculum – JNEB’s Best Article and GEM

awards which will presented at the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior annual conference, “Creativity and Innovation in Nutrition Education,” in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, July 25–28, 2015.

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A Third of the World’s Biggest Groundwater Basins Are in Distress

Two new studies led by UC Irvine using data from NASA Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment satellites show that civilization is rapidly draining some of its largest groundwater basins, yet there is little to no accurate data about how much water remains in them.

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'Farm-to-Table' Model Shows Occupational Health Risks in Food Industry

Workers involved in nearly every step of the modern food industry are at increased risk of occupational illness/injury and death, compared to other industries, reports a study in the July Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).

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How Sustainable Water Use Can Boost Food Security Worldwide

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Amid growing public awareness that water is not an unlimited resource, scientists and policy makers alike are working to reduce the water footprint of food production and ensure a safe ocean habitat for future supplies of fish and seafood.

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Global Water-Pricing Practices Suggest Approaches to Managing California Water Scarcity

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As water scarcity and quality issues grow in California and around the world, a new book co-edited by UCR water economist Ariel Dinar and water experts in Spain and Argentina examines the experience of 15 countries where conservation has been achieved through water-pricing incentive systems.

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UF/IFAS Study: New Information Changes Few Opinions on GMOs, Global Warming

First impressions are critical. So much so that for many people, even when they are given scientific information, they won't change their minds. This is particularly true for issues such as genetically modified foods and global warming. In fact, some people get even more defiant.

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Research Shows Wastewater Treatment May Be Creating New Antibiotics

For years scientists have been aware of the potential problems of antibiotics being present in wastewater, and the research of engineering professor Olya Keen is showing that treatments to clean wastewater may actually be creating new antibiotics and further contributing to the development of antibiotic resistance in the environment.

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Plant Biosecurity Course at BRI Combats Wheat Blast

Wheat blast, an emerging disease that threatens worldwide food security, is the focus of a plant biosecurity course at Kansas State University's Biosecurity Research Institute.