Every year US consumers spend approximately 145 billion in food and beverages. Air is an often overlooked factor in minimizing the risk of food contamination. Food process air quality requirements are a very important item to consider to assure consumers a healthy product.
The main purpose of the Sustainable Fisheries Act of 1996 is to preserve fish populations. Since the 1960s fish populations have been subjected to increased fishing pressure, causing population depletions and harm to fishing communities. Preserving these natural resources is the objective of the Act
Quality is important for food safety. Defining quality in food processing may not be easy. Quality implies control to achive goals whether these are consumer or business oriented. Learn about quality in food processing.
Progeria, a rare genetic disease, appears at an early age. Children with Progeria may look older and develop diseases associated with old age. The genetics of progeria has shown that a single mutation is responsible for this rare genetic disorder which occurs once every 4 million births.
Mold spores are the reproductive bodies of fungi. Molds and mold spores that proliferate within food processing plants can be very dangerous. Learn how mold spores can be controlled and methods for eliminating mold spores in food processing plants
Complete Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome is a genetic disease that affects sexual development of the individual. This articles deals with the causes of complete androgen insensitivity syndrome, signs and symptoms, and medical issues.
Geysers are rare, natural phenomena characterized by violent water eruptions from the Earth’s surface. Why do geysers have these kinds of eruptions? How does their structure create this type of pressure?
There are places on Earth were climate conditions are very harsh. Polar regions are one of them. Here climate is frigid and life is scarce. Learn what is the polar region and what would it be like to live in the Arctic or the Antarctic.
There are many types of soil, from the organically rich to the minerally deficient. Each soil has different chemical properties that will ultimately determine its use. Learn about the chemical properties of red soil and why they determine its appearance and use.
The structure and function of DNA are highly interrelated. From the composition of base pairs to their spacial arrangement understanding the structure and function of DNA as the molecule of inheritance is of paramount importance to grasp modern genetics.