Gallery: Bacteria Could Keep Bread From Going Moldy, Scientists Claim


Scientists at the University of Alberta and University College Cork in Ireland have found a way to use bacteria to prevent mold from eating up your leftover food. Their research is based on a study of sourdough bread, which doesn’t go moldy like other types of bread. Special bacteria that produce fungus-resistant acids during sourdough production may play a key role in extending the shelf life of bread and other foods, researchers say. The study was recently published in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology.

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