Feta Cheese Fights Food Poisoning

| 4/30/2008 12:40:24 PM

Feta CheeseBacteria 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.)

Bennett Gordon

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