Researchers study plant chemicals to stop food from spoiling

Argus picture.jpg

In developing countries, more than 40 percent of food is lost between harvest and the market. This is a particular problem in countries with high heat and humidity where microbes thrive.

Argus Neto, a doctoral student from Brazil, is a visiting researcher in the School of Packaging at Michigan State University. He is trying to use the gases that plants make to fight microbes that make food spoil.

Listen to the podcast here.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s