May 3, 2021. -  Attorney Woodhouse has finished his first year of graduate studies in Soil Science at the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. In his Spring 2021 Semester, he completed his research project on the pathogen contamintion of fresh RTE produce via the transmission vector of agricutural irrigation water. RTE Produce - Ready-to-Eat - has been a frequent source of foodborne illness in recent year and has resulted in many costly recalls for the produce industry.

This project is now being readied for submission to peer-reviewed science journals.

Pathogenic bacteria are readily degraded in agricultural soils by time and exposure to sunlight, but this paper highlights the statistical assumptions in mathematical degradation models and suggests that some assumptions regarding rates of degradation under actual field conditions may be overly optimistic.

Attorney Woodhouse plans to focus, in the coming year, upon mycorrhzal network exchange efficiency in agricultural soils with respect to essential nutrient cations.

For Attorney Woodhouse, a practitioner of Food Law, a Soil Science graduate degree "completes the circle" of Food Safety in its three components - Food Production (Soil Science) - Food Safety (the microbiology and toxicology of contamination) - and Food Packaging (the protection and preservation of food after processing and packaging).