Bacteria called enterococci found in raw-milk feta cheese have proven effective in fighting food poisoning, ScienceDaily reports. In other forms, enterococci will cause hospital infections, but some strains are able to kill disease-causing bacteria. Researchers hope to harness the bug, offering an alternative to more synthetic preservatives. So next time you wander into a sketchy restaurant, passing by the dirty chef who smokes as he cooks, make sure to bring your own feta cheese.
(Thanks, BioEd Online.)