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The myth of the immortal Twinkie is dead, thanks to a new analysis of moldy snack cakes

When Colin Purrington tweeted photos of his eight-year-old Twinkies, he caught the attention of fungi researchers. The researchers analysed Purrington’s Twinkies and found that mould had colonised them. Their findings kill the myth that Twinkies last forever. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Matthew Kasson usually studies fungi that […]
The myth of the immortal Twinkie is dead, thanks to a new analysis of moldy snack cakes
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Why you should never eat moldy bread

If your bread is moldy, it is safest to throw out the whole loaf since mould’s roots can spread undetected to the naked eye. While most molds aren’t dangerous to consume, some produce toxic byproducts called mycotoxins. Others can cause allergic reactions like coughing, sneezing, and vomiting. Storing your bread […]
Why you should never eat moldy bread
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A CDC study found people who smoked cannabis had a slightly higher risk of fungal infections than those who didn’t

A new study suggests that cannabis use could lead to potentially life-threatening fungal and mould infections, especially for people who are immunocompromised. Previous research has shown cannabis plants are susceptible to fungus and mould growth. Researchers suggest people abstain from smoking cannabis, or learn more about the testing results for […]
A CDC study found people who smoked cannabis had a slightly higher risk of fungal infections than those who didn’t
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Never eat the ‘clean’ part of moldy bread

We’ve all been there. The loaf of bread you bought a couple weeks ago is starting to grow mould and you’re wondering “Maybe I can just cut the part where I can see the mould and eat the clean part.” It turns out, even though you cannot see it, your […]
Never eat the ‘clean’ part of moldy bread
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