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U.S. Scientists Discover Natural Agent That Kills Bacteria in Food
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/08/14/us-scientists-discover-natural-agent-that-kills-bacteria-in ^ | 8-14-2011 | Newscore

Posted on 08/14/2011 8:07:45 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather

MINNEAPOLIS – U.S. scientists discovered a naturally-occurring agent that destroys the bacteria that cause meat, fish, eggs and dairy products to rot.

Researchers at the University of Minnesota reported the discovery of bisin -- a naturally-occurring compound produced by some types of bacteria.

The agent reduces the growth of bacteria including E. coli, salmonella and listeria and could lead to sandwiches that stay fresh for more than a year, The (London) Sunday Times reported

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: bacteria; food; foodbacteria; scientists; us
Very interesting.
1 posted on 08/14/2011 8:07:51 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
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To: sheikdetailfeather

If it’s so good at killing stuff, what happens if you eat it?


2 posted on 08/14/2011 8:10:04 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (2012 is the opportunity to get rid of Obama and his Empire of Lies.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Wonder what it does to the necessary “bacteria” in the intestinal tract.


3 posted on 08/14/2011 8:10:31 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: BuffaloJack
If it’s so good at killing stuff, what happens if you eat it?

If guns are so good at killing people, why would anyone want one?

4 posted on 08/14/2011 8:14:01 AM PDT by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

It’s called fire. Or maybe salt. ;’)

Thanks sheikdetailfeather.


5 posted on 08/14/2011 8:17:22 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

With any scientific advance, if it might result in more prosperity or human freedom the left will oppose it and fan the flames of fear and suspicion.


6 posted on 08/14/2011 8:19:45 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

gama rays will do that rather nicely....


7 posted on 08/14/2011 8:27:33 AM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: SunkenCiv

Scientists have discovered buffalo?.......


8 posted on 08/14/2011 8:29:54 AM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

All this will do is breed ‘superbacteria’.


9 posted on 08/14/2011 8:31:11 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Why did you post this, and why did you post it on Free Republic?)
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To: SunkenCiv

Radioactivity.


10 posted on 08/14/2011 8:33:07 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: sheikdetailfeather

So now we know how the Zombie Apocalypse starts.


11 posted on 08/14/2011 8:33:27 AM PDT by tlb
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To: Talisker
If guns are so good at killing people, why would anyone want one?

Silly comment. Guns have triggers and sights. The question is whether this stuff does, or if it's more of a hand grenade, killing everything in sight.

12 posted on 08/14/2011 8:33:28 AM PDT by slowhandluke (It's hard to be cynical enough in this age.)
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To: dhs12345
Wonder what it does to the necessary “bacteria” in the intestinal tract.

My thought -exactly!

13 posted on 08/14/2011 8:33:42 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Agenda21: Dept. of Life, Dept. of Liberty and the Dept. of Happiness)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

year old fresh fish yum yum


14 posted on 08/14/2011 8:42:34 AM PDT by molson209
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To: Talisker

Guns, unlike germs and vicious dogs, need a handler to “Pull the trigger” to unleash their fury. Dogs and Germs can/will kill all on their own.


15 posted on 08/14/2011 8:42:41 AM PDT by Delmarksman (Pro 2A Anglican American (Ford and Chevy kill more people than guns do, lets ban them))
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To: libertarian27
My thought was Chevy Chase feeding years old milk to his family.

Then again, I heard a piece a few years ago about the US Military's
food lab. They came up with a PB&J sandwich, ready made
(anybody can edibly preserve the individual components), that
will keep for a few years.

16 posted on 08/14/2011 8:46:22 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: slowhandluke
Silly comment. Guns have triggers and sights. The question is whether this stuff does, or if it's more of a hand grenade, killing everything in sight.

Silly response. The article states that "Bisin was discovered by University of Minnesota microbiologist Dan O'Sullivan." Now let's see, would a microbiologist claim to be able to keep sandwiches and wine fresh for a year after discovering something that was a "hand grenade that killed everything in sight."?

You know, there IS a technical word for that - it's called a poison.

Which is why (take notes here), my comment about comparing it to guns was... funny. Because only liberals think guns just go off and... kill everything in sight.

Conservatives, microbiologists, and especially conservative microbiologists, know that some things can be aimed, and that's WHY they are interesting.

:: sigh :: Never mind.

17 posted on 08/14/2011 9:07:26 AM PDT by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
(08/11/2011) University of Minnesota researchers have discovered and received a patent for a naturally occurring lantibiotic—a peptide produced by a harmless bacteria—that could be added to food to kill harmful bacteria like Salmonella, E. coli, and listeria. source
18 posted on 08/14/2011 9:20:10 AM PDT by tarpit
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To: tarpit

Wow! Thanks for info and the link!


19 posted on 08/14/2011 9:36:44 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("Kick The Communists Out Of Your Govt. And Don't Accept Their Goodies"-Yuri Bezmenov-KGB Defector)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
and could lead to sandwiches that stay fresh for more than a year

The Madison Avenue wordsmiths are gonna have to work overtime to dress that up a bit.

"Just sprinkle some 'stay-fresh' bacteria on your sandwich, then toss it in your desk drawer or your briefcase for the next time that you need a sensible snack - yum."

Uh, no.

20 posted on 08/14/2011 9:40:53 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Let me know if you license the technology from them.


21 posted on 08/14/2011 9:42:10 AM PDT by tarpit
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Can we say buh-bye to the FDA inspectors yet? Next up - a form of “bisin” to get rid of carbon...


22 posted on 08/14/2011 9:44:45 AM PDT by bronxville (Sarah will be the first American female president.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Does this mean I can really send the stuff I don’t eat on my plate to some poor kid in Africa now? ;-)


23 posted on 08/14/2011 10:00:14 AM PDT by Average Al
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Look out for the unintended consequences.


24 posted on 08/14/2011 10:38:50 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Nice, natural gamma rays work well too.


25 posted on 08/14/2011 10:40:49 AM PDT by Redcloak (Sans Couth)
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To: Zeppo

But think of the military application, or bringing food to disaster areas that normally rots on piers.

Could be a huge breakthrough.


26 posted on 08/14/2011 11:56:29 AM PDT by Titus-Maximus (Light from Light)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
The agent reduces the growth of bacteria including E. coli, salmonella and listeria and could lead to sandwiches that stay fresh for more than a year, The (London) Sunday Times reported

"Reduces?"
Just how much E. Coli, Salmonella and Listeria is harmless?

As for keeping sandwiches edible for a year, let's not give Mexican restaurants and "roach coaches" any ideas...

27 posted on 08/14/2011 12:20:03 PM PDT by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: Red Badger
gama rays will do that rather nicely....

Thanks for the reminder.
Amazingly, in a country where "choice" and "lifestyle" are sacred, I do not enjoy the choice of buying irradiated food.

Go figure.

28 posted on 08/14/2011 12:22:50 PM PDT by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: SunkenCiv; sheikdetailfeather
Thanks.

This seems to be the same as this: U of Minnesota researchers discover a natural food preservative that kills food-borne bacteria

29 posted on 08/14/2011 1:53:04 PM PDT by decimon
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To: sheikdetailfeather
...it does not need to be pharmaceutically tested and could be on the market within a year

At which time they will discover that it kills 10% of people who eat it.

30 posted on 08/14/2011 2:28:33 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Talisker
Cytokine Storm in a Phase 1 Trial of the Anti-CD28 Monoclonal Antibody TGN1412

I've read about over-confident biologists before. Maybe that's why I didn't catch the humor. The biologists running the trial above thought the drug in question was aimable, up until it killed and mained some of the participants in the first human trial.

31 posted on 08/14/2011 6:05:51 PM PDT by slowhandluke (It's hard to be cynical enough in this age.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather; tarpit
Several lantibiotics are discovered. Search for it here http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/gquery

The domain www.lantibiotics.com was registered 2006 and one lantibiotics http://www.profoodinternational.com/nisin-profood.html was on the market already in the 60s.

32 posted on 08/15/2011 12:46:22 AM PDT by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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So far 53 are listed here http://bactibase.pfba-lab-tun.org/bacteriocinslist.php?x_Class=lantibiotic


33 posted on 08/15/2011 1:20:56 AM PDT by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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