Why do we harvest horseshoe crab blood? – Elizabeth Cox

During the warmer months, especially at night during the full moon, horseshoe crabs emerge from the sea to spawn. Waiting for them are teams of lab workers who capture the horseshoe crabs by the hundreds of thousands, take them to labs, harvest their cerulean blood, then return them to the sea. Oddly enough, we capture […]

The New Superbug!

Last week, doctors announced that an antibiotic-resistant superbug has been found in America for what some headlines are /saying/ is the first time. It’s a strain of E. Coli bacteria that’s resistant to colistin, one of the strongest antibiotics we have. This discovery has some important implications for the future of medicine — and most […]

Secrets of supermarket meat and fish: Testing the food you buy (CBC Marketplace)

(♪)>>Erica: Tonight, onMarketplace…>>It’s a guessing game here, how would anyone know?>>Erica: A shopping trip you won’t want to miss. We put the food you eat every day to the test. What do you mean by profiteering?>>People who are engaging in food fraud.>>Erica: Question what you buy, and buy into, when it comes to filling the […]

Testing shrimp for antibiotic-resistant bacteria (Marketplace)

[♪♪] -[Chef] Everything looks good. -[David] We’re in for a treat. A taste test from an award-winning chef. Robert, this looks so good. Anything added to it? Or it’s just– This is as basic as it’s gonna come. Please dig in. -[David] Okay, I’m gonna go for it. On tonight’s menu, shrimp. No sauce, no […]

Injecting Yourself with Killer Bacteria

Whether they’re talking about people or animals, looks can be deceiving. The most innocent-looking critters can pack a huge punch. Take this tiny fish. Pretty cute, right? Or maybe it’d look like a tasty snack if you were a predator in a reef. At least, until it reveals a pair of sharp fangs in its […]

Kentucky Supplier Recalls More Than 22,000 Pounds Of Beef

WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP BECAUSE OF CONCERNS HE HAD ABOUT THE PRESIDENT. MORE THAN 22,000 POUNDS OF GROUND BEEF AND OTHER BEEF PRODUCTS ARE BEING RECALLED TONIGHT DUE TO POSSIBLE E.COLI CONTAMINATION. THE BEEF WAS DISTRIBUTED BY A COMPANY IN KENTUCKY AND SOLD IN FOUR STATES, INCLUDING OHIO. THE AFFECTED PRODUCTS WERE PRODUCED FROM MAY 31 […]