Safety of Conventional and Biotech Food: How Safe is Safe?

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Documentation of the special seminar on Safety of Conventional and Biotech Food: How Safe is Safe? by Dr. Antonio C. Laurena
Research Professor, Crop Science Cluster-Institute of Plant Breeding, University of the Philippines Los Banos on June 20, 2013.

Rapid LC-MS Screening and Quantitative Analysis of Pesticides in Food Matrix

submitted by: Chrom Solutions

Charles Yang presents his scientific poster on automated qualitative analysis with enhanced data quality. Using these selective and sensitive methods can provide data for non-targeted, retrospective data analysis without intensive work using a Thermo Scientific Exactive Plus Benchtop Orbitrap Platform.

Increasing Speed of UHPLC-MS Analysis Using a Thermo Scientific Single-stage Orbitrap Mass Spec

submitted by: Chrom Solutions

Olaf Scheibner presents his scientific poster about increasing the speed of UHPLC-MS methods using a Thermo Scientific Orbitrap mass spectrometer with analysis of complex samples. The results were a significant increase of data quality and improved processing time were achieved due to the reliability and selectivity of the mass spectrometer.

Comparative Bioinformatic Analysis of Proteome and Transcriptome Derived from a Single Cell Type

submitted by: Chrom Solutions

Christian Ravnsborg presents his scientific poster on HeLa cell analysis and a new development in web-based software, Thermo Scientific ProteinCenter – an integration with Cytoscape® for visualization of molecular interaction networks. He discusses overcoming the limitations of peptide-centric proteomics and covering a large number of functional pathways.

No Difference in Nutritional Value Between Organic And Conventional Foods

submitted by: YourUpdateTV

A new study released in the Annals of Internal Medicine revealed that there is no significant difference in organic and conventional foods comparing nutrition and safety. The study included a review of 17 human studies and 223 studies of nutrient and contaminant levels in unprocessed foods.

Foodsafe video

submitted by: bccdc

Foodhandling safety risks at home are more common than you may think. The 4 easy lessons of this Be Foodsafe video are clean, separate, cook and chill ... (more info) (less info)

The United Kingdom had a pepper problem of prodigious proportions.

submitted by: Clare Hovan
A 40,000-pound shipment of chili peppers was brought in from a foreign country, converted into food products, and then distributed far and wide. The government then discovered that the peppers contained Sudan Red, a dye that’s ok in furniture wax and floor polish, but hardly in food. The resulting food recall was one of the largest in history. Watch the video clip to see how Certified Laboratories helps prevent a repeat. Or view the entire video at

Bacteria Lab MWV25

submitted by: MicrobeWorld
What kinds of bacteria are growing in your sink or your refrigerator? How about on your keyboard at work? Does soap really reduce the amount of bacteria on your hands? Dr. Keith Lampel of the Food and Drug Administration helps citizen scientists discover the world of bacteria in and around us. Filmed at the Marian Koshland Science Museum in Washington, D.C., this two-part science lab kicked off with a hands-on activity in the museum to observe the invisible bacteria that are present...

The Singing Toxicologist

submitted by: MicrobeWorld
He's been referred to as the "Elvis of E. coli", the "Sinatra of Salmonella," and in this episode of MicrobeWorld Video the "singing toxicologist." Whatever you call him, Carl Winter, Extension Food Toxicologist and Director of the FoodSafe Program at UC Davis, performs parodies of contemporary popular music by modifying lyrics to address food safety issues such as bacterial contamination, irradiation, biotechnology, government regulation, and pesticides. The goal of his songs is to provide...

The One Health Initiative MWV18

submitted by: MicrobeWorld
Ronald Atlas, former President for the American Society for Microbiology, discusses the new One Health Initiative that recognizes the inter-relationships among human, animal, and environmental health and seeks to enhance communication, cooperation, and collaboration in integrating these areas for the health and well-being of all species. Development of the One Health Initiative began in 2007 with the American Veterinary Medical Association's (AVMA) efforts to strengthen communications and...