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Monday Micro – Microwave popcorn and Cystic Fibrosis - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Feb 24, 2014

What on earth could link microwave popcorn and cystic fibrosis (CF), a life-threatening inherited disease most common among Caucasians? The additive 2,3-butanedione, also known as diacetyl, a volatile colourless liquid with an intensely buttery flavor. Diacetyl is produced naturally as a fermentation product by some microbial species and can be found in some beers, as … Read More