Pocket-sized sensors help safeguard against food contamination

Food in the U.S. is often mislabeled, coming with an assortment of hazards such as carcinogens and pesticides, not to mention the threat of food poisoning. When you take this all into account, the cost of cheap and bountiful food in the U.S. is far more expensive than what we pay at the counter, but what if we could know exactly what we were putting into our mouths to avoid such trade-offs? Soon this will be the case with products like the Nima made my 6SensorLabs, a pocket-sized scanner that can recognize proteins in individual foods, including bacterial contaminants such as E.coli and salmonella. Other startups are creating similar technology for other areas of the food industry, like quickly examining fish for mercury contamination. Technology like this is still developing, but it will surely help make the food industry more honest and safe.

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Pocket-sized sensors help safeguard against food contamination

Food in the U.S. is often mislabeled, coming with an assortment of hazards such as carcinogens and pesticides, not to mention the threat of food poisoning. When you take this all into account, the cost of cheap and bountiful food in the U.S. is far more expensive than what we pay at the counter, but what if we could know exactly what we were putting into our mouths to avoid such trade-offs? Soon this will be the case with products like the Nima made my 6SensorLabs, a pocket-sized scanner that can recognize proteins in individual foods, including bacterial contaminants such as E.coli and salmonella. Other startups are creating similar technology for other areas of the food industry, like quickly examining fish for mercury contamination. Technology like this is still developing, but it will surely help make the food industry more honest and safe.

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