Throw out your romaine lettuce, CDC declares E.coli outbreak

November 21, 2018 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Throw out your romaine lettuce, CDC declares E.coli outbreak

Romaine lettuce is unsafe to eat … again. The CDC is advising people to throw out and avoid eating all romaine lettuce following an E.coli outbreak that has left 32 people sick and 13 people hospitalized across 11 states in the U.S. so far. The CDC along with public health officials across the U.S. and Canada are investigating another outbreak of E.coli connected to romaine lettuce. The center said that consumers should not eat any romaine lettuce, and restaurants and retailers should not serve this item until the outbreak has been thoroughly investigated. Related: Is your Thanksgiving turkey putting your family’s health at risk? The reported illnesses for this outbreak began on Oct.8, 2018 through Oct. 31, 2018. Thirteen people have been hospitalized, with 32 cases reported altogether at the time of writing. No deaths have been reported. The investigation is still undergoing and no additional information has been reported, but the center advises consumers to throw out all romaine lettuce , even if you have already eaten some and did not get sick. “This advice includes all types or uses of romaine lettuce, such as whole heads of romaine, hearts of romaine and bags and boxes of precut lettuce and salad mixes that contain romaine, including baby romaine, spring mix and Caesar salad,” the CDC said. “If you do not know if the lettuce is romaine or whether a salad mix contains romaine, do not eat it and throw it away. Wash and sanitize drawers or shelves in refrigerators where romaine was stored. Follow these five steps to clean your refrigerator.” Watch: CDC declares romaine lettuce an E. coli risk If you’re worried about the outbreak, here are some symptoms to look for: severe stomach cramps, diarrhea, vomiting and a slight fever. The illness usually begins about two to eight days after swallowing the germ and lasts about a week, but E.coli can cause kidney failure or become life-threatening. Find out more information here .  The CDC is updating consumers on the outbreak and ongoing investigation. + CDC Image via Shutterstock

Go here to see the original:
Throw out your romaine lettuce, CDC declares E.coli outbreak

Tree branch water filter removes a surprising 99% of E.coli

July 20, 2015 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Tree branch water filter removes a surprising 99% of E.coli

Sometimes low-tech solutions make the most sense, particularly in developing countries with limited access to affordable technology. It often happens these same countries experience chronic water shortages, so MIT researchers designed a brilliant solution that relies on nature to clean up after itself. It turns out certain kinds of tree branches, when peeled, rival cilantro’s ability to scrub contaminated water clean of harmful bacteria. In an experiment, they found sapwood is capable of eliminating 99 percent of E.coli bacteria. The same properties that allow xylem tissue to transport sap from a tree’s roots to its crown traps bacteria and other particles over 20 nanometers in size. Read the rest of Tree branch water filter removes a surprising 99% of E.coli

Original post:
Tree branch water filter removes a surprising 99% of E.coli

UK Scientists Make Renewable Propane Using E. Coli Bacteria

September 4, 2014 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on UK Scientists Make Renewable Propane Using E. Coli Bacteria

Scientists at the U.K.’s Imperial College London just made a major breakthrough in the renewable production of the fuel propane. In a study released this week in the journal Nature Communications, they demonstrate a way to produce propane from glucose by using genetically engineered Escherichia coli bacteria. Yes, the same E. coli that naturally occurs in your gut (and which can make you spectacularly unwell should you have the misfortune to ingest certain nasty strains of it). Previous studies have successfully produced diesel-like and gasoline-like fuels from E. coli , but propane is a lower emission fuel so it makes an attractive alternative. Read the rest of UK Scientists Make Renewable Propane Using E. Coli Bacteria Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bacteria , e.coli , Escherichia coli , Imperial College London , low emission fuels , LPG , Patrik Jones , propane , science , scientific breakthrough , scientists make propane from E coli bacteria

Original post: 
UK Scientists Make Renewable Propane Using E. Coli Bacteria

Scientists Train Genetically Modified E. coli Bacteria to Mass Produce Super Strong Spider’s Silk

March 11, 2014 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Scientists Train Genetically Modified E. coli Bacteria to Mass Produce Super Strong Spider’s Silk

Spider’s silk is such an amazing and versatile substance, it’s hard not to get the feeling that Mother Nature intended it for much more than a sticky web in the corner. This seemingly insignificant thread is equal to steel in tensile strength while maintaining the flexibility of rubber. It conducts heat 800 times better than any other organic material, is tougher than Kevlar , and has been used to make everything from violin strings to computer chips . The only problem is, spiders aren’t easy to farm. So until recently, it’s been difficult to harvest enough spider silk to do anything at commercial scale. But what if something else could be taught to produce spider’s silk in mass quantities? Something that loves to reproduce…like bacteria. Read the rest of Scientists Train Genetically Modified E. coli Bacteria to Mass Produce Super Strong Spider’s Silk Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: AMSilk , bacteria , e.coli , genetically modified E. coli , mass produced spider silk , spider silk , spider silk from bacteria , spider web , varieties of silk        

Read the original post: 
Scientists Train Genetically Modified E. coli Bacteria to Mass Produce Super Strong Spider’s Silk

‘Pink Slime’ Makes a School Lunch Comeback in Seven U.S. States

September 13, 2013 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on ‘Pink Slime’ Makes a School Lunch Comeback in Seven U.S. States

Kids are back in school – and so is the ground beef filler known as “pink slime.” Last year, thousands of U.S. schools rushed to stop feeding their students the ammonia-treated lean beef product . But according to new government data acquired by Politico , schools in a total of seven states have resumed buying the controversial product and will be feeding it to children. Read the rest of ‘Pink Slime’ Makes a School Lunch Comeback in Seven U.S. States Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: dangerous foods , e.coli , food safety , food that can make you sick , food unfit for human consumption , Ground Meat , hamburgers , illinois , iowa , lean finely textured beef , mcdonalds , Meat , Nebraska , News , Outrage , pennsylvania , pet food , pink slime , Public School , Public School board , salmonella , school spending , south dakota , sustainable food , texas , unhealthy living , United States Department of Agriculture , usda , virginia , what did I eat last night        

Go here to see the original:
‘Pink Slime’ Makes a School Lunch Comeback in Seven U.S. States

Nearly 50 Percent of All US Meat is Contaminated with Superbugs

April 19, 2013 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Nearly 50 Percent of All US Meat is Contaminated with Superbugs

Photo via Shutterstock A new analysis by the Environmental Working Group has found that close to 50 percent of supermarket meat products in the US are tainted with so-called superbugs—strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. These bacteria are not only responsible for food-borne illnesses (such as E. coli), and other infections but are also tied to the spread of resistance to antibiotics in humans. The reason for this incredibly high presence of antibiotic resistant bacteria in meat? It has something to do with the 30 million pounds of antibiotics sold for use in US livestock in 2011 alone. Read the rest of Nearly 50 Percent of All US Meat is Contaminated with Superbugs Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: animal cruelty , Animals , antibiotics , antibiotics animals , e.coli , Environmental Working Group , ewg , farming drugs , food health , livestock , meat industry , MRSA , pharmaceuticals , salmonella , superbugs. food poisoning        

Read the original post: 
Nearly 50 Percent of All US Meat is Contaminated with Superbugs

Nearly 50 Percent of All US Meat is Contaminated with Superbugs

April 19, 2013 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Nearly 50 Percent of All US Meat is Contaminated with Superbugs

Photo via Shutterstock A new analysis by the Environmental Working Group has found that close to 50 percent of supermarket meat products in the US are tainted with so-called superbugs—strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. These bacteria are not only responsible for food-borne illnesses (such as E. coli), and other infections but are also tied to the spread of resistance to antibiotics in humans. The reason for this incredibly high presence of antibiotic resistant bacteria in meat? It has something to do with the 30 million pounds of antibiotics sold for use in US livestock in 2011 alone. Read the rest of Nearly 50 Percent of All US Meat is Contaminated with Superbugs Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: animal cruelty , Animals , antibiotics , antibiotics animals , e.coli , Environmental Working Group , ewg , farming drugs , food health , livestock , meat industry , MRSA , pharmaceuticals , salmonella , superbugs. food poisoning        

Go here to read the rest: 
Nearly 50 Percent of All US Meat is Contaminated with Superbugs

Study Finds Majority of Pork to be Contaminated with Bacteria

November 29, 2012 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Study Finds Majority of Pork to be Contaminated with Bacteria

A recent study has shown that pork  is the  most contaminated  meat found on the market. The Consumer Reports study tested variations of the meat after being processed, revealing the majority of pork chops and ground pork to contain high levels of bacteria associated with food poisoning. As if the presence of bacteria wasn’t enough, the tests also showed that many of the strains are antibiotic-resistant. Read the rest of Study Finds Majority of Pork to be Contaminated with Bacteria Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Consumer Reports , contaminated pork , e.coli , eco design , green design , pork bacteria , salmonella , sustainable design , Yersinia enterocolitica in pork

Read the original: 
Study Finds Majority of Pork to be Contaminated with Bacteria

‘Under the Canopy’ Creates a Peaceful Meeting Place Amidst Manchester’s Dunham Massey Gardens

November 29, 2012 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on ‘Under the Canopy’ Creates a Peaceful Meeting Place Amidst Manchester’s Dunham Massey Gardens

Under the Canopy is a low-impact and sustainable pavilion designed and built for the National Trust’s Dunham Massey Gardens . Conceived by students from the Manchester School of Architecture , the pavilion is composed of three lightweight arch structures that create a gentle focal point for the surrounding canopy of trees. Located in the heart of a conservation garden, the designers aimed to demonstrate the beauty of sustainable design. The frames are assembled from a flat pack kit of parts that are tessellated onto locally sourced FSC plywood sheets and fixed together off site. This minimizes material wastage and results in a light and open space that maximizes light in the enclosed surroundings. With the generous support of wood donors, ‘Under the Canopy’ was completed for under £300, and stands as an exemplar for what can be achieved with a low budget and an environmentally friendly agenda. + Under the Canopy The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags:

Read more:
‘Under the Canopy’ Creates a Peaceful Meeting Place Amidst Manchester’s Dunham Massey Gardens

Prevent Food Poisoning With This E. Coli Scanner That Snaps onto Your Smartphone

February 27, 2012 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Prevent Food Poisoning With This E. Coli Scanner That Snaps onto Your Smartphone

Wouldn’t it be great if you could prevent food poisoning before it happened? A new device developed by engineers at UCLA may be the answer. The compact prototype snaps right onto a smartphone, transforming it into an E.Coli scanner. The smart gadget would let a diner detect the harmful bacteria before they take a bite out of an infected  burger . Read the rest of Prevent Food Poisoning With This E. Coli Scanner That Snaps onto Your Smartphone Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bacteria scanner , e.coli , E.Coli Scanner , eco design , FLuorescent scanning , green design , portable E. Coli scanner , prevent food poisoning , sustainable design , ucla

Read the original: 
Prevent Food Poisoning With This E. Coli Scanner That Snaps onto Your Smartphone

Next Page »

Bad Behavior has blocked 1165 access attempts in the last 7 days.