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Water cake, the dessert of the future!

January 22nd, 2015 at 12:29 pm » Comments Off

How would you like a dessert that disappears if you don’t eat it within 30 minutes, and looks like a giant drop of water?  Then you might be craving water cake, a transparent piece of Japanese rice cake commonly known as Mizu Shingen Mochi.

A map of each state’s most distinctive cuisine

January 18th, 2015 at 4:32 pm » Comments Off

Using data from Yelp, the Huffington Post has created the above map showing each state’s biggest cuisine outliers.  

Gelatin NanoParticles could Deliver Drugs to your Brain

January 14th, 2015 at 10:57 am » Comments Off

Stroke victims could have more time to seek treatment that could reduce harmful effects on the brain, thanks to tiny blobs of gelatin that could deliver the medication to the brain non-invasively.

Facebook is the most Complained about Brand

December 15th, 2014 at 12:15 pm » Comments Off

We complain 879 million times/year (and Facebook is our top target) We complain about brands an astonishing 879 million times a year on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media networks. A full 10 percent of us find something to be angry about publicly every single day.

Calysta, Inc. believes natural gas can feed the world

November 23rd, 2014 at 11:15 am » Comments Off

Alan Shaw, CEO Calysta, right and Josh Silverman, the chief scientific officer. Methane, the primary component of natural gas, can be gobbled up by protein-producing microbes. The protein biomass is converted into things like food for farmed salmon or chemicals or other products, according to Ian Shaw, CEO of Calysta Inc., and Josh Silverman, the chief […]

What’s wrong with our modern diet in 11 charts

November 19th, 2014 at 7:06 pm » Comments Off

When people consume modern processed foods high in sugar, refined flour, and vegetable oils, they get sick. The main reason why people all over the world are fatter and sicker than ever before is our modern diet. Everywhere modern processed foods go, chronic diseases like obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease soon follow.    

Link found between milk consumption and death: Study

November 18th, 2014 at 3:24 pm » Comments Off

The most likely culprit: lactose. The British Medical Journal published a large study that tracked the dietary habits of over 100,000 people in Sweden. The study followed the participants for 20 years taking into account differences in lifestyle and demographics. The researchers at Uppsala University found that women who drank three or more glasses of milk […]

Color more important than taste in food

October 7th, 2014 at 11:37 am » Comments Off

Burger King’s black burgers prompted a backlash in the U.S. Burger King made headlines after unveiling its black KURO Pearl and KURO Diamond burger, earlier this month. The burger comes complete with black buns, black cheese, and black sauce and is available in Japan through early November.    

Why is lab-grown beef better than ranchers raising cows?

October 3rd, 2014 at 11:42 am » Comments Off

If they can grow muscle, can they make meat? Modern Meadow is a startup based in Brooklyn, New York. They are aiming to commercialize leather and meat products that are not made from slaughtered animals but brewed in cell-culture vats. If it works, and if the market embraces the resulting products, it would lead to […]

Artificial sweeteners have been linked to obesity: Study

September 24th, 2014 at 9:24 am » Comments Off

Sugar substitutes might be exacerbating metabolic disease. Artificial sweeteners have widely been seen as a way to combat obesity and diabetes, but according to a new study, the sugar substitutes could, in part, be contributing to the global epidemic of these conditions.    

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