Millions of people are undernourished globally and with the population growing, food security is a major concern. Food security is multifaceted, requiring advancements in food safety, ensuring products have a good shelf life, reducing spoilage and providing dietary additions to improve the nutrient intake of the population. The application of microbiology is far reaching, and new approaches are required to maintain food security. Through an improved understanding of plant-microbe interactions, it is possible to forecast and mitigate food shortages.
Dr. Mustafa Akbulut, professor of chemical engineering, has teamed up with horticultural science professor Luis Cisneros-Zevallos to engineer longer-lasting, bacteria-free produce.Read story
Researchers have identified changes in the gut microbiome that can result in an inability to digest sorbitol.
Researchers are developing new technology to rapidly detect and mitigate salmonella and other foodborne pathogens throughout the poultry supply chain.
A number of Applied Microbiology International Advisory Group members contributed to the POSTnote research briefing, ‘The Future of Fertiliser Use’. The full report has just been published.
After discovering how the classic veining of blue cheese is created, experts have created a variety of fungal strains that could be used to make cheese with colours ranging from white to yellow-green to red-brown-pink and light and dark blues.