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Microbes can be used to create delicious foods from fermentative processes; on the flipside, microbes can cause foodborne illness. Check out everything ASM has on food!
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CHEESE, GLORIOUS CHEESE

Learn about the microbiology of cheese.
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THE FUTURE OF FOOD SAFETY

ASM speaks to the FDA’s Eric Brown and Errol Strain on how microbial genomics is changing food microbiology.
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The ASM filed an Amicus Curiae brief in August, which provided information about scientific matters related to the need and safety of Biosafety Level 4 laboratories. The Massachusetts Supreme Court will hear arguments on September 5 in the case involving public opposition to the construction of a federally funded BSL 4 facility, the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL), at the Boston University Medical Campus. The ASM brief described the tremendous impact on society of infectious diseases and the emergence of new and resistant infectious diseases globally, in the last 30 years, providing information to the Court about the need for high containment laboratories to study pathogens and to develop new vaccines, diagnostics and therapeutics. The brief described the requirements for strict adherence of high containment laboratories to relevant safety and security standards, practices and procedures, required by government policies.
 

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