Path to Food Safety Requires Multidisciplinary Approach, Experts Say – Environmental Factor

Read article - Brian Jackson, a research professor in the Department of Earth Sciences; Margaret Karagas, department chair and a professor of epidemiology; and Mary Lou Guerinot, a professor of biological sciences, are featured in an article about human exposure to toxic elements in food. “We are working to develop rice cultivars that restrict arsenic and cadmium accumulation in the grain,” Guerinot said. “Those could immediately be used in contaminated soils, as well as be suitable genetic stock for breeding programs for modern commercial rice production.”