Tag: "manure" at medical news
Dangerous food bacteria
...m. The scientists also say the increasing use of manure
as fertilizer poses the risk of spreading harmful bacteria to food, either by contaminating irrigation water or by coming into contact with crops. The study also warns against overuse of antibiotics in livestock, saying there is growing evidence that...
Vegetables And Fruits Cause More US Food Illnesses
...hich affect humans and animals make their way into manure
fertilizers. The practice of using manure
fertilizer is more common in Latin America, which is a substantial supplier of fresh produce to the ...
Petting Zoos Can Lead To Bacterial Infection And Illness
...orida. Feeding or touching a cow or goat, having manure
on shoes or stepping in manure, drying hands on clothes after washing them at the zoo were found to result in increased risk of infection and illness. On the other hand, washing of hands and feet wit soap and lather following a visit to the zoo has a...
Are We To Be Blamed for The Bird Flu
... networks involving poultry, eggs, meat, feathers, manure
and animal feed. In an article the GRAIN suggests that maybe the migrating swallows and arctic terns are not carrying the H5N1 flu virus after all but the large and unregulated agribusiness could be to blame. That the disease rarely occurs in small...
Organic Farming May Increase The Output Of Apples In Himachal
...armers can take the initiative and produce organic manure
on their farms," said Singh. The experts said the Indian apple must be produced organically instead of chemically on a large scale in order to compete in the international market. This would not only fetch higher returns but help in greatly resto...
Manure Blamed as Cause for the E Coli Out Break
...E coli could have been transmitted to the crops by manure
commonly used as a fertilizer by the farmers. Samples of the suspected cattle dung are being tested presently to gauge if the same strain of E coli which caused umpteen people to fall sick will bloody stools and a form of kidney failure, is pr...
Researchers Develop Technologies to Devour Food Pathogens
...nt sanitary policies, as well as practicing better manure
and water management, can go a long way to help prevent future outbreaks, Linton said. E. coli is especially problematic because it only takes as few as 10 cells to infect humans. Other pathogens, like salmonella, need thousands or millions of cell...
A New Cattle Vaccine to Keep E.coli Out of Food
...on (VIDO), which reduces the amount of bacteria in manure
shed by cattle. The bacterium, E. coli 0157:H7, is a deadly strain that caused the death of seven people and sickness in thousands more in Walkerton, Ont., six years ago. E coli doesn’t affect cattle but causes bloody diarrhea, cramps and kidney fai...
Raw (or) Undercooked Sprouts May Carry Harmful Bacteria
...f the Investigators speculated that bacteria-laden manure
from dairy farms would have contaminated the spinach and lettuce growing in close proximity. Another theory is that water used to wash the produce may have been contaminated with animal feces from nearby farms. Some other Experts feel that E.coli O15...
Extinction Risk of Grazing Animals Depends on Reproductive Speed
...se animals help disperse plant seeds through their manure
and keep plant growth in check. You can completely change the ecosystem without knowing it if you hunt these animals to extinction," Price said....
Contamination of the Environment by Antibiotics Fed to Livestock
...ic present in the soil that has been enhanced with manure
containing antibiotics. The research was presented...Plants were grown on soil modified with liquid hog manure
containing Sulfamethazine, a commonly used veterinary antibiotic. This antibiotic was taken up by al...
Five Killed by Methane Gas on Virginia Farm
...ell victims to the deadly methane emanating from a manure
pit in a dairy farm in Shenandoah Valley, Virginia...trail. Farmers typically take pains to ventilate manure
pits where methane often gathers. A family member questioned whether cattle feed could have trickled...