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    Default No Chemicals Required: A New Solution for Bacteria-Free Fruit

    Samantha Cowan
    July 23 2015

    The recent findings are good news for farmers and consumers

    Before taking a bite of out a juicy red apple or dipping a fresh strawberry into some whipped cream, fruit lovers are likely to give their produce a good rinse. Washing fruit can remove dangerous food-borne pathogens like listeria and E. coli, but most consumers—and health officials—would prefer that the potentially deadly bacteria be eliminated long before it reaches their refrigerator.

    Hoping to provide organic farmers with chemical-free options that also align with USDA food safety regulations, researchers at Washington State University came up with an enlightening solution: ultraviolet C light.

    Read more: http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/07/23/uvc-light-ecoli-listeria?cmpid=tpfood-eml-2015-07-25-GMO





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    Default Re: No Chemicals Required: A New Solution for Bacteria-Free Fruit

    That is a really great idea! Thank you Julieanne for the article

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    Default Re: No Chemicals Required: A New Solution for Bacteria-Free Fruit

    Hmmm. Sunlight is also UV light. Wonder if it would have the same effect? I suppose not, since the produce was grown in sunlight, eh?
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