Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Organic composts may help farmers prevent foodborne disease outbreaks

(Wiley) Foodborne disease outbreaks linked to the consumption of fresh produce have caused farmers to re-evaluate their practices. A recent analysis published in the Journal of Applied Microbiology of a 27-year experiment comparing organic and conventional soil management indicates that animal-based composts do not promote pathogen survival and may even promote bacterial communities that suppress pathogens.