Data from: Comanaging fresh produce for nature conservation and food safety

Daniel S. Karp, Sasha Gennet, Christopher Kilonzo, Melissa Partyka, Nicolas Chaumont, Edward R. Atwill & Claire Kremen
Fresh produce has become the primary cause of foodborne illness in the United States. A widespread concern that wildlife vector foodborne pathogens onto fresh produce fields has led to strong pressure on farmers to clear noncrop vegetation surrounding their farm fields. We combined three large datasets to demonstrate that pathogen prevalence in fresh produce is rapidly increasing, that pathogens are more common on farms closer to land suitable for livestock grazing, and that vegetation clearing...

Registration Year

  • 2015

Resource Types

  • Dataset


  • The Nature Conservancy