The causal agent of the Tropical Race 4 of the Banana Fusarium wilt fungus Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense, known throughout the industry as TR4 or Panama disease, is considered the biggest threat to bananas in Latin America and the Caribbean as well as in Asia, Australia, and Africa. Fazil Dusunceli, an expert on TR4, working… [Read More]
A graduate of the University of Miami, Keith Loria is an award-winning journalist who has been writing for major newspapers and magazines for close to 20 years, on topics as diverse as food, sports, business, theater, and government. He started his career with the Associated Press and has held high editorial positions at Rinkside, BCA Insider, and Soap Opera Digest. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Articles by Keith Loria
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal that more than 48 million Americans get sick each year from foodborne illnesses. The social and economic impact of foodborne illnesses, such as salmonellosis, is significant. Most foodborne diseases outbreaks can be prevented if the contaminating bacteria are detected before food products are released to market. This… [Read More]
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