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Science profoundly influences our understanding of what we eat, where our food comes from, and whether it's healthy or safe for us. We're making the science of food more accessible because everybody has a stake in a safe, healthy, and sustainable food system.

Bacillus bacteria can keep fruits and vegetables free of Listeria

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Some bacteria make us sick, and others keep our food safe to eat

Madeline Barron, University of Michigan

Misinformation is keeping invasive, destructive lionfish around

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Sarah Heidmann, University of the Virgin Islands

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To fight agricultural pests, scientists try spray-on plant vaccines

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RNA interference can be used to protect food crops and improve plants' health, no genetic engineering required

Fabiola De Marchi, University of Padua

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Probiotics, not antibiotics, might be the future of livestock farming

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Alice Theibault, Rochester Institute of Technology

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You're eating, drinking, and breathing microplastics. Now what?

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Anna Robuck, University of Rhode Island

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Reducing agricultural carbon emissions will be good for the planet and our stomachs

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From soil microbes to factory farming, the Green New Deal could radically improve our food system

Lauren Sara McKee, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

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Here's everything you need to know to grow your own hamburgers

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Sara Oliveira, International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory