Speedy tweets matter for science, and fimbriae hairs matter for death and disease from lethal German EHEC E. coli germs

...[The German outbreak  bacteria form fimbriae [pili].” Fimbriae are small tentacles that help EAEC bacteria stick to the intestinal wall. This could lead to a stronger colonization of the gut and more toxin being released into the body.Speed matters: Scientists…

Scrutiny of all the evidence and the whole food chain is narrowing down the culprit in the German E. coli outbreak to sprouts operations in the Hamburg region

Updated 9/06/2011The mists of uncertainty are starting to clear in Germany, after much waxing and waning over the last few days.To find the culprit good detective work on what people eat and where they eat has been essential. Sprouts have…

The lethal elephant in the room: Real risks in our food

Even as speculation about imaginary risks of GM foods continues, particularly among some organic sector enthusiasts, real food risks in the food chain remain unmanaged. Exposure of fresh vegetable produce to manure is a case in point. Pathogenic Escherichia coli…

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