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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.    



Scientists reinventing photosynthesis to feed the world

September 23rd, 2014 at 12:18 pm » Comments Off

If we could make the process more efficient, scientists estimate we could increase yields by 36 to 60 percent. What if we ended up with 50% more rice and wheat by using the same amount of water and fertilizer? Sound impossible? No, just some chemistry and genetic engineering. Scientists have recently figured out the second […]



‘Smart chopsticks’ let you check the safety and quality of your food

September 18th, 2014 at 9:16 am » Comments Off

‘Smart chopsticks’ There are risks to eating food in China, such as reused cooking oil and rusty woks that can pose a problem for your health.  In an effort to protect people from street food in China, and cash in on the recent obsession with wearable tech, Chinese internet service company Baidu have develop a pair of […]



Brewbot lets you download, brew and drink craft beer right in your own home

September 17th, 2014 at 11:01 am » Comments Off

Brewbot It isn’t easy to brew your own beer. It’s also hard to brew a good batch of beer, and even harder to duplicate that batch to drink later on. And it is near impossible to simplifying the process so that it’s as effortless as baking cookies because of all the factors involved with the […]



Momentum Machines burger robot is poised to disrupt the fast food industry

August 15th, 2014 at 8:26 am » Comments Off

Momentum burger-bot Momentum Machines is cooking up burgers with a robot and they’re serious about fast food productivity. “Our device isn’t meant to make employees more efficient,” cofounder Alexandros Vardakostas has said. “It’s meant to completely obviate them.”    



South Korea sends 10,000 balloons filled with Choco Pies to North Korea

August 11th, 2014 at 11:32 am » Comments Off

South Koreans prepare to release balloons filled with chocolate pies and cookies over to North Korea. Last week, North Korea got a sweet surprise from its neighbor, South Korea. About 200 South Koreans along with North Korean defectors packed 770 pounds of Choco Pies into plastic bags, which they attached to 50 giant balloons and […]



New LED light technology sheds light on the future of food

July 23rd, 2014 at 8:41 am » Comments Off

LED growing lights, delivering sunlight whatever the weather. This century, the challenges of growing enough food to feed the world have grown more severe. We need to feed more people with limited agricultural land and resources. We need to make better use of land, light and logistics for an increasingly urban population. And we need to […]



Yura – a flying drone bartender that can make your favorite cocktail

July 12th, 2014 at 8:10 am » Comments Off

Yura Herman Haydin, a student at the Kyiv National University Of Construction And Architecture in the Ukraine, has designed a robot bartender that comes in the form of a flying drone called the Yura.    



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