NASCAR speedway returns to its roots with organic track-side farm

Known to racing fans as “The Tricky Triangle,” the Pocono Raceway is one of only seven superspeedways in the United States, nestled in the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania.

It’s also known for its pioneering environmental initiatives. A 25-acre farm of solar panels, completed in 2010, makes the raceway the largest solar-powered sports facility on […]

Study: Proteins from GM plants capable of reducing E.coli in food

A new study is showing that proteins known as colicins, which are produced by genetically modified plants, can be extracted and applied to contaminated meat and produce to kill harmful E. coli bacteria.

Recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the research team engineered tobacco, leafy beets, spinach, chicory and lettuce […]

Research shines light on organic fruit, food safety

Scientists at Washington State University (WSU) have shown that ultraviolet C (UVC) light is effective against foodborne pathogens on the surface of certain fruits and could be used on organic produce as an alternative to chemical sanitizers.

Recently published in the International Journal of Food Microbiology, the method of using UVC light to sanitize surfaces […]