News tagged with food chains

How technology will fight food fraud

Food fraud is everywhere. In the aftermath of the horsemeat scandal in Europe, and with cases reported around the world, including in Canada, awareness is high.

dateOct 17, 2017 in Other
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Isolating mercury to protect food chains

Mercury gets a bad rap, and rightly so. It is incredibly toxic to many organisms, and it accumulates in the food chain. That means animals at the top of the food chain, including us humans, often get the highest doses.

dateAug 29, 2017 in Environment
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Mercury is altering gene expression

The mercury found at very low concentrations in water is concentrated along the entire food chain, from algae via zooplankton to small fish and on to the largest fish—the ones we eat. Mercury causes severe and irreversible ...

dateAug 15, 2017 in Biotechnology
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