AAMU Scientists Use Standoff Laser Technique to Detect Food Contaminants

Researchers at Alabama A&M University have been awarded a $98,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security to conduct food contamination research. This funding will help to combine the minds of gifted food scientists with the University’s leading physicists to work on the most cutting edge research stemming from lasers that are being used to detect food contamination. The team is working on developments on a laser technique that has the potential to find toxic elements and biological pathogens in commonly used food. If the research is successful, the laser technique could open new doors for monitoring food supplies.

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