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Posts tagged with "Food Science"

  • The Story of Soy
    Christine M. Du Bois

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    PODCAST: Q&A with Christine Du Bois, author of The Story of Soy

    What do Buddhist missionaries, Henry Ford, and Greenpeace all have in common? As Christine Du Bois reveals in her new book, the answer is the humble soybean. This week on the Science podcast, Du Bois discusses soy’s vital role in human history, from its ancient domestication and ascendance as an agricultural staple to its emerging… Read More
  • Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat
    Marion Nestle

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    A nutrition expert aims a critical eye at the research and marketing practices of food companies

    Nutrition expert Marion Nestle wasn’t expecting her name to come up in the Democratic Party emails leaked by anonymous hackers during the 2016 presidential campaign. Yet that is exactly what happened. A Clinton campaign adviser, it turns out, was also consulting for Coca-Cola, and the leaked emails included a message from an Australian public relations… Read More
  • The Poison Squad: One Chemist’s Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
    Deborah Blum

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    The Poison Squad

    In 1844, when Harvey Washington Wiley was born, the federal agency at which he would eventually become chief chemist had not even been created. The U.S. Department of Agriculture was founded in 1862. Yet Wiley is still the hero of Deborah Blum’s riveting, stomach-turning new book, The Poison Squad. Whereas today as many as 15 federal… Read More
  • Gastrophysics: The New Science of Eating
    Charles Spence

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    A psychologist probes the invisible influences that shape the dining experience

    How often have you returned, in thought, to a sumptuous dinner eaten some time ago? It’s unlikely that you recall the specifics of the dishes you savored with such delight, but you undoubtedly remember how the meal made you feel, and you can probably recall the atmosphere in which it was consumed. This is, in… Read More