food safety

Leading Food Safety’s Technology-Driven Future

When the first bacterial genome was sequenced in 1995, it was impossible to imagine the new ways that humans would put microbes to work in service of food safety and security. But today, big data can be paired with microbial sequencing to monitor the microbial ecosystem of food and detect potential threats, transforming the field […]

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Thanksgiving Stuffing and Addressing the Concerns of Future Food Security

Today my American friends in the United States and across the global diaspora will enjoy Thanksgiving. Part of this festivity is the annual feast with family members, which traditionally includes turkey, vegetables, and many wheat-based products including buttermilk biscuits, pies and my favourite, stuffing. While we enjoy the variety of delicious food available to us, […]

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Food safety, security, and defense

Special Issue of the IBM Journal of Research and Development Food plays a crucial role in all of our lives, and this role is affected by food quality, availability, production, transport, and commerce. Moreover, our increased reliance on global supply chains has led to a variety of new challenges for food safety, security, and defense. […]

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