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3 Kickstarter Food Projects That Leave Potato Salad In The Dirt

3 Kickstarter Food Projects That Leave Potato Salad In The Dirt

| July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

One guy’s Kickstarter quest for $10 to make his first potato salad has now raised over $50,000 — a kind of Internet joke gone viral. Here are three modest food projects to consider instead.

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Globe-Trotting GMO Bananas Arrive For Their First Test In Iowa

Globe-Trotting GMO Bananas Arrive For Their First Test In Iowa

| July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

A new banana enhanced with vitamin A is intended to address diet deficiencies in Uganda. But if the past history of “biofortified” crops is prologue, it faces a tough road ahead.

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Raw Milk Producers Aim To Regulate Themselves

Raw Milk Producers Aim To Regulate Themselves

| July 7, 2014 | 1 Comment

To create accountability and transparency, some raw milk producers are coming up with guidelines for testing and safety. But federal agencies say all raw milk is still risky to consume.

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‘The Great Fish Swap’: How America Is Downgrading Its Seafood Supply

‘The Great Fish Swap’: How America Is Downgrading Its Seafood Supply

| July 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

One-third of the seafood Americans catch is sold abroad, but most of the seafood we eat here is imported and often of lower quality. Why? Author Paul Greenberg says it has to do with American tastes.

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Breeding Battle Threatens Key Source Of California Strawberries

Breeding Battle Threatens Key Source Of California Strawberries

| July 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

The University of California, Davis is the source of most commercial strawberries. Now, the university’s strawberry breeders are going into business for themselves, and farmers are worried.

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‘Artisanal’ Ramen? Instant Noodles Get A Healthy Dose Of Hacking

‘Artisanal’ Ramen? Instant Noodles Get A Healthy Dose Of Hacking

| June 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bake them, grill them, even smother them in chocolate. College students and food writers who count instant ramen noodles as a staple are devising all sorts of ways to make them healthier and tastier.

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USA Vs. Belgium: If The World Cup Were Played In Beer

USA Vs. Belgium: If The World Cup Were Played In Beer

| June 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

If Tuesday’s match were played in beer, it seems that everyone would win. Here’s some analysis to shed light on what the U.S. and Belgium bring to the table.

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Chemist With Visual Flair Answers Burning Food Science Questions

Chemist With Visual Flair Answers Burning Food Science Questions

| June 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

A high school chemistry teacher in the UK started honing his visual talents by making posters for students. Now his infographics about food science and chemistry basics are a hit on the web.

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Excessive Drinking Causes 10 Percent Of Deaths In Working Adults

Excessive Drinking Causes 10 Percent Of Deaths In Working Adults

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Drinking too much alcohol is a big factor in deaths of adults under age 65, CDC researchers say, from obvious risks like vehicle accidents to more subtle effects like higher rates of breast cancer.

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Is It Time For Food To Get Its Own Major Museum?

Is It Time For Food To Get Its Own Major Museum?

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

The U.S. has no major museum dedicated to food and drink, but a group of upstart foodies says it can change that. The first exhibition will feature technology that revolutionized breakfast cereal.

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Kandinsky On A Plate: Art-Inspired Salad Just Tastes Better

Kandinsky On A Plate: Art-Inspired Salad Just Tastes Better

| June 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Would a salad arranged like an abstract painting be more enjoyable and valuable to diners than a typical salad presentation? Psychologists set out to find that out.

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‘Natural’ Food Sounds Good But Doesn’t Mean Much

‘Natural’ Food Sounds Good But Doesn’t Mean Much

| June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

A consumer advocacy group says it’s time to ban the word “natural” from food labels because it’s misleading. But the quest to get the government to outlaw the word entirely faces tough legal hurdles.

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Tequila Nation: Mexico Reckons With Its Complicated Spirit

Tequila Nation: Mexico Reckons With Its Complicated Spirit

| June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Some of tequila’s oldest traditions are fast being erased as international spirit conglomerates take over family businesses. And tequila makers are worried about their impact on the environment.

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School Nutrition Fight Widens As School Board Members Join In

School Nutrition Fight Widens As School Board Members Join In

| June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Leaders of the National School Board Association say they’re concerned about “federal overreach on school meals.” But the First Lady maintains that now is not the time to turn back the standards.

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