One of the most challenging things throughout the history of mankind has been food borne bacteria. In the United States due to refrigeration, freezing, and additives in our food we have prevented the bulk of these challenges. However we are not without at least some problems. In considering all this the other night, I came up with a new device or invention idea that I’d like to share with the world, you first, since you are reading this article. Okay so, let me describe this new innovation and concept.
Picture a very thin device with a very strong wire center. Moving out from the wire on a vertical plane would be flexible ribs which were also very thin. Consider a fish skeleton for a moment, where the head would actually be an elongated thin spike. Since the wires coming off of the center are flexible they bend and would allow someone to push this device through meat, cheese, fish, fruit, and other food products. The feathered protrusions which are flexible would be coated with anti-bacterial substances which would interact and kill certain types of bacteria.
One would merely push this spike through the food prior to eating. Then they would lay it on a tray which would be charged electrically and also have various rainbow spectrums of light in the UV and LED range, which would finish off the bacteria making the small device ready to be used once more. Several of these little devices could be different sizes, and it would be yet another kitchen utensil used in cooking. It wouldn’t cost very much to make these, and we might even consider making them in bulk, and selling them at the grocery store, or even giving them away. Why would we give them away you ask?
Simple, imagine how much we would save on emergency visits to the hospital if no one ever showed up for a food borne illness anymore? Since these little devices could be made, perhaps a set for as little as $10-$20 for, they would more than offset the cost considering the number of Americans which are sickened or killed each year. And realize, in the United States our food is very safe, actually it is extremely safe, at least compared to the rest of the world.
If we could get the price to manufacture these down to five dollars, which I believe we could, what a wonderful gift to the world, and a great new start-up corporation to make a ton of money and solve a problem which has perplexed mankind throughout human history. Please consider all this and think on it.
Additional Reading and Case In Point:
As an update of the preparing of this article there was a great article in Homeland Security News in the “Food Safety Department” which was titled; “E-beam technology to keep food supply safe,” published on April 9, 2012, which stated; ” More than two million people a year, most of them children, die from food-borne or water-borne illness; more than one-third, or 1.3 billion tons, of the food produced for human consumption every year is wasted or lost because of spoilage.”
Yes, I’d say that makes my point of why we need the latest technology to solve this challenge, not just in the US but globally.