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In early November, there was a recall of 290,000 eggs from an Ohio facility because of Salmonella contamination. Food producers and suppliers willingly perform recalls, but a recall is a business nightmare because it damages a company's reputation and causes serious fiscal injury. For this reason, a quick and accurate test for Salmonella is vital. Now, a University of Missouri researcher has created a Salmonella test that is both fast and precise.
Just like weapons escalation between warring nations, plants and disease organisms are in a continuous battle. The winner thrives, the loser struggles. Plants have an innate immune system that responds to disease by creating resistance proteins. You can think of them as little soldiers that march in to prevent disease from causing damage. Sometimes, however, a plant's immune system can overreact. Thanks to a University of Missouri researcher, we are one step closer to understanding how plants regulate their immune system. Click Play to Listen to Podcast:
While the U.S. economy continues to struggle there is one bright spot, farm commodity prices are booming. This, in turn, means a jump in farm equipment sales. Just like any good CEO, farmers are taking record profits and re-investing in their business. Photo by Igor Spanholi