News of the Weird: Cheese lovers want FDA to leave mites alone

  • by: CHUCK SHEPHERD
  • Updated: June 14, 2013 - 12:58 PM

The Food and Drug Administration proposed recently to limit the quantity of tiny mites that could occupy imported cheese, even though the mites are a feature desired by aficionados. (“Cheese is absolutely alive!” proclaimed microbiologist Rachel Dutton, who runs the “cheese laboratory” at Harvard University.)

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