Autumn Pet Safety

Keeping our furry friend safe is a year-round job, but each season has its own challenges as we try to protect our pets!

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How to Store Chanterelle Mushrooms

Interested in how to store chanterelle mushrooms? Read on to learn the best methods for storing these gourmet mushrooms.

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Even in dry climates, mold can become a problem for your home and your health

Mold is a natural substance that is present in the air we breathe. It’s not usually a problem for humans unless a dangerous strain is inhaled at greater levels than

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Ohio Mushroom Society hosts Mushroom Foray in Holden Arboretum’s forests

Of the planet’s five million species of fungi, more than 60 types of mushrooms were brought back from a recent half-day Mushroom Foray into a pair of the Holden Arboretum’s forests. “Mushrooms are …

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8 Types Of Wood To Never Use For Smoking And Grilling

It might seem like any old wood is fair game for grilling and smoking – but that’s not the case! There are indeed some toxic and unsafe woods to watch out for.

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How To Get Rid of Musty Basement Smells + Why You’ll Want To Act Fast

That unmistakeable smell is likely due to mold and mildew. Here’s how to get rid of them, fast.

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Can These Fungus-Studying Scientists Make the Planet More Resilient to Climate Change?

A team of scientists drove hundreds of miles through the steppes of Kazakhstan in search of what may be one of the largest and most diverse fungi ecosystems on Earth.

The Washington Post believes their efforts “could help make the planet more resilient to climate change.”

When these underground f…

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Climate cesspool: Extreme rain is turning homes into havens for toxic mold

Household mold can cause or exacerbate many health issues, including asthma, respiratory infections, bronchitis, and even neurological damage.

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Agronomists found microbes to protect tomatoes from dangerous fungus

RUDN University agronomists and colleagues from Tunisia have discovered a way to stop the spread of a phytopathogenic fungus, Botrytis cinerea. It affects crops, especially tomatoes. The…

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How To Clean Ice Maker So Your Cubes Taste Fresh and Stay Frozen

These tips from cleaning experts will make your iced drinks taste better than ever!

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13 Of The Unhealthiest Store-Bought Meat Alternatives

While meat-free options may seem like a healthy alternative there are some worrying ingredients in many of them. Here are 13 meat-free products to reconsider.

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Why You’ll Want To Sprinkle Cinnamon On Your Grass

Ensuring your lawn is always green and luscious is not an easy task. However, a dash of cinnamon may make this chore a bit easier. Here’s how.

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9 Foods You Should Never Feed Hummingbirds

Exploring the nine foods you should never feed hummingbirds, and why you should exclude these from your hummingbird feeder.

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Detroit has a flood problem. It’s got an even bigger mold problem.

In Detroit, residents are battling persistent flooding and mold issues. Climate change is making it worse.

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How modern medicine was made, part 3: The history of antibiotic development

‘From weird and wonderful places’

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Plant Fungus: Easy DIY Ways to Prevent and Control it

Plant fungus can cause many serious plant diseases. Here are quick DIY solutions to help you deal with common plant fungal diseases.

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How To Grow Potatoes Indoors: Easy to Follow Steps for a Thriving Harvest

Are you interested in learning how to grow potatoes indoors? Here we have a quick and easy 5 step growing guide!

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If You Love A Good Before-And-After Photo, Here Are 48 Products With A+ Ones

If these photos were graded on a report card, they’d pass with flying colors.

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What To Do About Unsightly Dog Vomit Fungus In Your Yard

Nobody wants to walk through their yard only to come across a pile of unsightly dog vomit fungus. However, if you have, here’s what you can do about it.

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Switching from harmful to helpful fungi

Mold and diseases caused by fungi can greatly impact the shelf life of fruit and vegetables. However, some fungi benefit their hosts by aiding plant survival. Colletotrichum tofieldiae (Ct) is a root mold which typically supports continued plant development even when the plant is starved of phosphorus, an important nutrient for photosynthesis and growth. Researchers studied a unique pathogenic strain of the fungi, called Ct3, which conversely inhibits plant growth.

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A blueprint for fall gardening

The end of summer does not mean the end of gardening. In fact, fall provides opportunities for planting vegetables, as well as bulbs and hostas…

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12 Things to Never Buy at a Thrift Store Even If is a Bargain

Thrift stores are a great way to save cash while still getting quality items. These stores are great for recycling the things people don’t want or need anymore. There is a saying, “One person’s trash is another person’s treasure,” and thrift stores are perfect examples. However, there are a few times you should be mindful of what you buy from thrift stores. These items might look like a profitable deal but could come with cons that could outweigh the pros. In this article, we will be sharing the top 12 items you should be careful about before purchasing them from a thrift store.

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This Is The Most Expensive Soy Sauce & How It’s Made

Serious soy sauce connoisseurs associate the name Kamebishi with elite-level quality, a hefty price tag, and an extensive production process.

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Newly Discovered Fungus Helps Destroy Patulin Mycotoxin 

Scientists have identified a new fungal strain that transforms patulin, a dangerous mycotoxin sometimes found in fruits, into less toxic byproducts.

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Scientists discover fungal strain that can “destroy harmful food toxins”

04 Sep 2023 — Researchers have identified a species of fungus that transforms patulin, a dangerous mycotoxin sometimes found in fruits, into less toxic byproducts. Patulin is a harmful mycotoxin produced by fungi typically found in damaged fruits, including apples, pears and grapes. The researchers say that the latest findings provide important insights into the degradation mechanisms for patulin found in nature and can lead to new ways of controlling patulin toxicity in our food supplies.

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Science News | Scientists Discover How Fungus Helps Destroy Dangerous Food Toxin

Get latest articles and stories on Science at LatestLY. Patulin, a mycotoxin produced by several fungi, is deadly to a variety of organisms, including humans, mammals, plants, and microorganisms. Many of these fungal species grow on damaged or decaying fruits, particularly apples, and can contaminate apple products such as apple sauce, apple juice, jams, and ciders when necessary hygienic procedures are not followed during food production. Science News | Scientists Discover How Fungus Helps Destroy Dangerous Food Toxin.

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Dangerous Food Toxin Could Be Disarmed by Fungus

Patulin is a mycotoxin responsible for a wide variety of health hazards. A research team looking for ways to keep toxicity in check has discovered a filamentous fungal strain that can transform absorbed patulin into a less toxic compound.

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Newly discovered fungus helps destroy a harmful food toxin

Patulin (C7H6O4), a mycotoxin produced by several types of fungi, is toxic to a variety of life forms, including humans, mammals, plants, and microorganisms. In particular, environments lacking proper …

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Researchers discover how fungus helps destroy harmful food toxin

Patulin, a mycotoxin generated by various fungi, is harmful to a wide range of creatures, including humans, mammals, plants, and microbes. Many of these fungi species tend to grow on damaged or decaying fruits, specifically apples, and even contaminate apple products such as apple sauce, apple juice

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Higher Levels of Toxic Metals Found in Blood, Urine of Regular Marijuana Users

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 30, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Marijuana users may be building up high levels of toxic metals in their blood, a new study suggests.According to researchers, people who use marijuana exclusively have significant levels of lead and cadmium in their bodies. These are the same toxic metals…

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