Food Safety Friday – Insect-Eating Wild Birds Pose Low Risk of Pathogen Transfer to Crops


By Gwynne Sitsker January 31, 2022

A research paper published in January 2022 in the journal Ecological Applications examines how recent foodborne illness outbreaks have heightened pressure on growers to deter wildlife from farms, jeopardizing conservation efforts. However, it remains unclear which species, particularly of birds, pose the greatest risks to food safety.

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