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How Not to Poison You Friends and Family at Thanksgiving. Food Safety Expert Kathleen Splane Shares Her Top Tips

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Texas A&M AgriLife Scientist: eBeam Sanitization of Ebola Waste Could Be Cheaper and ‘Greener.’

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Electron-Beam Technology a Better Way to Sanitize Ebola Waste?

Dr. Suresh D. Pillai said electron beam technology could be much safer and more cost effective to sanitize ebola virus contaminated equipment and wastewater.

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Electronic 'Tongue' to Ensure Food Quality

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An electronic "tongue" could one day sample food and drinks as a quality check before they hit store shelves. Or it could someday monitor water for pollutants or test blood for signs of disease.

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‘Raising Shrimp’ a Finalist in Blue Ocean Film Festival

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A new documentary, “Raising Shrimp,” has been named an official selection of the Blue Ocean Film Festival, where it will screen on Nov. 6. It explores aquaculture and its impacts, particularly environmental concerns of shrimp farming and what consumers should know about this most popular seafood.

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Researcher Finds Inexpensive, Easy Way to Filter Arsenic From Water

A University of Florida professor has developed a quick, cheap and easy way to filter from water one of the world’s most common pollutants: arsenic.

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Groundwater Patches Play Important Role in Forest Health, Water Quality

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Patches of soaked soil act as hot spots for microbes removing nitrogen from groundwater and returning it to the atmosphere.The discovery provides insight into forest health and water quality, say researchers from Virginia Tech and Cornell.

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Coping with Water Scarcity

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Southern California water agencies have turned to new pricing structures, expanded rebate programs and implemented other means to encourage their customers to reduce consumption. Some of those policies have greatly reduced per capita consumption, while others have produced mixed results.

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Expert Explains the Hows and Whys of Pesticides

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UF/IFAS Researcher Continues Quest for Peanut That Won’t Cause Allergic Reaction

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A University of Florida food scientist has removed 80 percent of allergens from whole peanuts, moving him a step closer to eliminating 99.9 percent of peanut allergens.

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