Yvonne Carts-Powell

Tasty or Toxic? Chatting with your yogurt

In Science, technology on May 20, 2014 at 7:07 am

By cheriedurbin

By cheriedurbin


Food poisoning sucks — and sometimes kills. What if your Tupperware could tell you whether the leftovers were tasty or toxic? What if you could tell at a glance whether your yogurt was full of healthy probiotic bacteria or unhappily past it’s “best if used by” date?

That’s the idea behind some work from researchers at University of Valencia in Spain. Bacteria that turn colors indicate their health. Article from New Scientist: The bacteria that chat back and tell you how they are.

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