SGS renovates Peru sustainability-focused food testing laboratory offering faster turnaround times

PERU – SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company has renovated its food testing laboratory in Callao City, Peru, to offer increased testing capabilities and faster turnaround times, while significantly reducing its environmental impact. The 100m2 sustainability-focused laboratory provides critical food testing services with a turnaround time that is 50-70% quicker than that of its predecessor. It conducts…

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Spanish researchers uncover bacterial contamination in organic leafy greens

SPAIN –  A study by Spanish researchers has uncovered that amoebas that live on organic leafy vegetables can shelter human pathogens like Pseudomonas, Salmonella, and Helicobacter. Single-celled organisms such as free-living amoebae (FLA) feed on bacteria and can act as hosts to pathogenic bacteria which resist FLA digestion. “Food and food-related environments create an ideal meeting place for free-living amoebae…

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Nigeria, Ghana team up to promote adoption of Pod Borer Resistant Cowpea

NIGERIA/GHANA – Nigeria and Ghana are to team up to augment adoption of Pod Borer Resistant (PBR) Cowpea with a view to further enhancing scientific bilateral collaboration for a “New Africa.” A delegation from Ghana led by the Chairman Parliamentary Select Committee on Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), Dr. Emmanuel Marfor, and the Ranking Member, Parliamentary Select Committee on…

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