TITLE

BEES COULD HELP BEAT BAD FOOD

AUTHOR(S)
Harris, Siân
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
Imaging & Machine Vision Europe;Jun/Jul2008, Issue 27, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on Inscentinel Ltd.'s utilization of honey bees for the detection of chemical compounds in very small amounts. The company finds bees more advantageous than traditional electronic sensors because they are more sensitive to smells and are highly selective. The idea works by loading honey bees into a detector and by recording their responses using a video camera. Moreover, it notes that the Inscentinel system has already been used in several food applications.
ACCESSION #
33764729

 

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