Monday, April 18, 2011

ARS Newslink

ARS News Service
USDA Agricultural Research Service
April 15, 2011

Targeting E. coli relatives:
Lesser-known relatives of the pathogenic microbe E. coli O157:H7 are increasingly of concern to food safety scientists who are sorting out "who's who" among these related pathogens so that the microbes can be identified and detected quickly and reliably. (4/12)

Antibiotic alternative eyed:
A dietary yeast extract could be an effective alternative to antibiotics for poultry producers, according to an ARS study. (4/14)

New findings on food, nutrition:
Blood plasma low-density lipoprotein (LDL or "bad" cholesterol) is lowered most when plant sterols are consumed in smaller amounts more often throughout the day, rather than in one large amount each day. That's among the new findings in the newest issue of the ARS Food and Nutrition Research Briefs. (4/15)

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