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December 12, 2013

 

Honey spooned out of a jar.

Babies ’n Honey

Ever heard germs can't grow in honey? While true, honey may still contain bacteria spores that can be lethal to infants.

July 20, 2009

 

Three sugar cubes

Preserving Food: Death By Sugar

Some methods of preserving food are easy to understand, but did you know that sugar helps to preserve food by causing microbes to literally die of thirst?

November 29, 2007

 

Two baby snapping turtles

Turtles: Cute but Contaminated

Did you have a pet as a child? Maybe a dog, cat or a turtle? Turtles actually carry salmonella, a bacterium that can cause poisoning.

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