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Don’t Rush the Holiday Preparations – Make Certain the Meat is Properly Cooked

By Barbara J. Masters, D.V.M.

Getting ready for holiday “get togethers”, one often finds themselves in a rush or behind on preparing the food for the party.  300 more words

Food

Exergy and the City: The Technology and Sociology of Power (Failure)

Exergy and the City: The Technology and Sociology of Power (Failure)
Source: Journal of Urban Technology

Blackouts—the total loss of electrical power—serve as a reminder of how dependent the modern world and particularly urban areas have become on electricity and the appliances it powers.

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Business And Economics

New Study Shows Increase in Raw Milk-Associated Outbreaks

New Study Shows Increase in Raw Milk-Associated Outbreaks
Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases (CDC)

A study published today in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal shows that the average annual number of outbreaks due to drinking raw (unpasteurized) milk more than quadrupled since the last similar study – from an average of three outbreaks per year during 1993-2006 to 13 per year during 2007-2012.

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Public Health

Sunday Snacks: November 30th, 2014

It’s always fleeting, but Thanksgiving has come and gone. We’ve had our day of excess and gluttony – too much food, too much football (if there is such a thing), and likely a few too many adult beverages. 779 more words

Sunday Snacks

Maybe We Should All Just Stop Eating Sprouts

Sprouts are exactly what they sound like: the first sprouts from plants like beans or alfalfa, grown for a short time and then packaged for maximum deliciousness in a stir fry or on a salad. 255 more words

Recalls And Safety

Let's talk "turkey" safety

Thanksgiving celebrations include large meals with family. Safe food handling in the kitchen is a key part to preventing food poisoning mishaps. To keep your friends and family safe during this holiday, the Minnesota Poison Control System at Hennepin County Medical Center has a few suggestions. 252 more words

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