Ever the masters of pop-funk, Vulfpeck recently returned with their newest studio effort, The Beautiful Game. In our review, we went in-depth into each track on the album, capturing The Beautiful Game and all of its quirks within the Vulfpeck catalog. At the heart of it all is an insatiable groove, powered by Jack Stratton, Theo Katzman, Joe Dart and Woody Goss.Today, the band has shared their brand new music video for the track “Daddy, He Got A Tesla.” With more of a space-funk Herbie Hancock vibe to it, “Daddy, He Got A Tesla” is a bit of a departure from Vulfpeck’s sound, but they master it all the same. The song includes collaborators Joey Dosik, Pegasus Warning and Jamire Williams, all adding their soulful sounds and musicianship to the tune.Check out the band’s new video, which premiered just now on Facebook, below.
Researching parasites in foodAt UGA, Ortega’s research focuses on detecting parasites in food products and environmental samples that cause diseases in humans and animals. As part of these efforts, she is working to develop new detection methods.”I’m also studying the risk factors associated with parasitic foodborne transmission,” she said. “Our Center’s goal is to help the industry develop safer produce and food products and provide the industry with testing, development and evaluation methods to inactivate parasites on our food.”In 1993, Ortega was part of a team of scientists that first identified Cyclospora, a parasite linked to outbreaks in raspberries, basil and lettuce.The parasite was falsely linked to strawberries in a 1995 Texas outbreak. “The strawberries were blamed,” Ortega said, “and strawberry growers lost $20 million in one week. $500,000 USDA grantOrtega has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. She will conduct the three-year project along with UGA food scientist Yao-Wen Huang and researchers from the USDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”First we will go to the areas where shellfish are normally harvested,” she said, “along the Georgia coast, the Gulf of Mexico and the East Coast. Then we will examine the specimens for the presence of parasites. We will also be evaluating methods to inactivate parasites in shellfish.”Foodborne illnesses linked to parasites can take up to a week to strike, Ortega said. Illnesses caused by foodborne pathogens result in symptoms much sooner. By Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaUniversity of Georgia parasitologist Ynes Ortega will lead a research team looking into whether parasites that are filtered from the water into oysters and other shellfish are infectious to humans.”This is an unknown area, and that’s why this research is so crucial,” said Ortega, a scientist with the UGA Center for Food Safety in Griffin, Ga. “We need to know if this is an area of concern for the public’s health.”