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How can farming methods reduce the risk of foodborne illnesses?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing new standards for farms to reduce risk of contamination. Some of these include ensuring the use of cleaner irrigation water and better sanitary practices among farmers. For example, farms can add lavatories to ensure workers don’t urinate in fields, or farms can develop better ways of cleaning farming or processing equipment. The FDA is also proposing changes in how farmers fertilize soil. Some fertilizers, if used improperly, can contaminate the soil and allow bacteria and viruses to get into our food supply.
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