The smartphone app that could keep you from getting food poisoning

Right now, it’s hard to know whether you’ve eaten something that contains E. coli, salmonella or other foodborne bacteria until you’re frantically looking for the closest bathroom. But a team of food scientists at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst have developed technology that could warn you about potentially contaminated food and keep you from taking a single forkful. And – best of all – preventing food poisoning could be as simple as buying a $30 smartphone accessory.

‘Mistrust of science holding us back’, claims Europe food chief

‘Mistrust of science holding us back’, claims Europe food chief

A “mistrust” of scientific advancement is “holding back” science-based innovation in the European food sector, European health and food safety commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis warned yesterday (23 February).Speaking at an event organised by think tank Ambrosetti Club Europe, Andriukaitis said: “I firmly believe that public mistrust of science is actually holding us back in a number of key areas.”​