Steam can more effectively combat food pathogens on cantaloupes than traditional removal methods. That’s the finding of an Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist in Pennsylvania. Dike Ukuku and his colleagues have demonstrated that a relatively inexpensive steam cleaner (designed to remove wallpaper and clean outdoor grills) can rid cantaloupes of common pathogens more effectively than existing techniques.
Small Scale Organics: A Guidebook for the Non-certified Organic Grower
This report simplifies the process of determining whether an organic farming operation is in compliance with the USDA standards. It includes guidelines and an organic system plan.
Author: George Kuepper