Canning at Home? Brush up on your science to avoid dangerous pathogens

Published: 20Jun2017

The list of “bad things” could range from gross but harmless spoilage to dangerous pathogens such as Clostridium botulinum. In the case of botulism, it’s the toxin produced from the bacteria that...

Could maple syrup help cut use of antibiotics?

Published: 16Apr2015

A concentrated extract of maple syrup makes disease-causing bacteria more susceptible to antibiotics, according to laboratory experiments by researchers at McGill University.

How cranberries impact infection-causing bacteria

Published: 15Jul2013

Consuming cranberry products has been anecdotally associated with prevention of urinary tract infections (UTIs) for over 100 years. But is this popular belief a myth, or scientific fact?