FMM had the opportunity to interview fermentation instructor, author, and blogger, Amanda Feifer! Listen to learn some interesting facts about fermentations and get excited for our upcoming fermented vegetables episode! To learn more about Amanda Feifer and her fabulous fermentations, check out her blog at http://phickle.com!
What is antibiotic resistance? How is it spread? Are there alternatives to antibiotics? Join the FMM team and find out the answers to these questions and much more!
Produce safety is the main topic of this episode of Food Micro Minutes. Join the FMM Team as they discuss about different aspects of produce safety!
The history of beer, innovations in yeast, and brewed beverage safety are the topics in this episode of Food Micro Minutes. Join the FMM Team as they dive into the wonderfully complex (yet straight-forward), happy and hoppy, world of beer!
Dark vs. light drinks: The influence of visual appearance on the consumer’s experience of beer
How to Talk about Beer like a Pro
Gallone B, Mertens S, Gordon JL, Maere S, Verstrepen KJ, Steensels J. Origins, evolution, domestication and diversity of Saccharomyces beer yeasts. Curr Opin Biotechnol. 2018;49:148-155. doi:10.1016/J.COPBIO.2017.08.005
Transfer of Fusarium mycotoxins from malt to boiled wort
From malt to wheat beer: A comprehensive multi-toxin screening, transfer assessment and its influence on basic fermentation parameters
125th Anniversary Review: Bacteria in brewing: The good, the bad and the ugly Journal of the Institute of Brewing
Survival of foodborne pathogenic bacteria (Bacillus cereus, Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium, Staphylococcus aureus, and Listeria monocytogenes) and Bacillus cereus spores in fermented alcoholic beverages (beer and refined rice wine)
Growth and survival of foodborne pathogens in beer
Join Genevieve and Alexa for an interview with the Dean of Cornell University’s College of Agriculture Life Sciences Dr. Kathryn Boor.
In the fourth episode of Season 2, Hannah Zurier and Sophia Harrand explore new sanitizer technologies. They will cover super sanitizer particles in fresh produce applications and enzyme-sanitizer combinations to fight biofilms.
In the third episode of Season 2,Caitlin Carmody and Zhixin Wang hash out the endless Food Micro applications of a genetic based tool for studying diverse populations of bacteria used in this month’s the first paper. Followed by a broader discussion of the global impact of livestock vs. lab grown meat production, related to this month’s second paper.
Peters, J.M., Koo, B.-M., Patino, R., Heussler, G.E., Hearne, C.C., Qu, J., Inclan, Y.F., Hawkins, J.S., Lu, C.H.S., Silvis, M.R., Harden, M.M., Osadnik, H., Peters, J.E., Engel, J.N., Dutton, R.J., Grossman, A.D., Gross, C.A., and Rosenberg, O.S. (2019). Enabling genetic analysis of diverse bacteria with Mobile-CRISPRi. Nature Microbiology 4, 244-250.
In the second episode of Season 2, Alexa Cohn and Jonathan Sogin take us through two new papers detailing a novel operon structure and antibiotic resistance mechanism. For molecular and non-molecular biologists alike, this episode is sure to bring out the science in Food Science. But, it’s not all about science – Alexa tries painting and Jonathan attempts karate; they definitely won’t be quitting their day jobs anytime soon.
Sáenz-Lahoya, S., N. Bitarte, B. García, S. Burgui, M. Vergara-Irigaray, J. Valle, C. Solano, A. Toledo-Arana, and I. Lasa. 2019. ‘Noncontiguous operon is a genetic organization for coordinating bacterial gene expression’, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116: 1733-38.
Duval, Mélodie, Daniel Dar, Filipe Carvalho, Eduardo P. C. Rocha, Rotem Sorek, and Pascale Cossart. 2018. ‘HflXr, a homolog of a ribosome-splitting factor, mediates antibiotic resistance’, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115: 13359-64.
For this episode, join Josh Herskovitz and Emma Farquharson as these two “twins” from the Goddard and Nugen Labs use their “sibling humor” to summarize some of the most recent and fascinating literature in Food Microbiology.
This month, for our 10th episode (but 1st episode of Season 2), our speakers walk us through two new papers, while also splendidly enunciating the ways in which these findings connect to what currently is practiced within the field of Food Microbiology.
Josh and Emma examine how the low levels of persistent glucose and fructose in Western diets directly interfere with the colonization of Bacteroides thetaiotamicron – a critical organism for good health. Next, these two friends chat about the use of pectins as a colonization aide prebiotic, instead of the classical concept of prebiotics as fuel for cells!
We eat food every day, so it makes sense that it would be a consistently hot topic of research. So join us this month as we explore how foods can hurt AND help our health.
Townsend, G. E., Han, W., Schwalm, N. D., Raghavan, V., Barry, N. A., Goodman, A. L., & Groisman, E. A. (2019). Dietary sugar silences a colonization factor in a mammalian gut symbiont. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116(1), 233-238. doi:10.1073/pnas.1813780115
Larsen, N., Cahú, T. B., Isay Saad, S. M., Blennow, A., & Jespersen, L. (2018). The effect of pectins on survival of probiotic Lactobacillus spp. in gastrointestinal juices is related to their structure and physical properties. Food Microbiology, 74, 11-20. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fm.2018.02.015