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The world’s most popular artificial sweetener may not be safe for consumption

September 5th, 2019 at 11:29 am » Comments Off

The hugely popular sweetener aspartame – also known as Nutrasweet – has been taken to task by researchers for not being sufficiently proven to be safe for consumption. Aspartame has been a controversial ingredient for decades. According to a new study by Professor Erik Millstone, a University of Sussex expert on food chemical safety policy, […]



This brilliant hydroponic system puts a whole garden on your countertop

August 30th, 2019 at 12:18 am » Comments Off

Growing your own food is one of life’s great pleasures—plus it’s good for you and for the environment. But in increasingly tight, urban homes, we don’t all have room for gardens. And hydroponic systems, as appealing as they may be, often appear to be a whole lot of hardware for only a bit of actual […]



The rise of the virtual restaurant

August 26th, 2019 at 11:25 am » Comments Off

Ricky Lopez owns four restaurants: Top Round Roast Beef in San Francisco and three that exist only within the Uber Eats delivery app.CreditCreditCayce Clifford for The New York Times  Food delivery apps are reshaping the restaurant industry — and how we eat — by inspiring digital-only establishments that don’t need a dining room or waiters. […]



There is no such thing as a sugar rush

August 1st, 2019 at 11:41 am » Comments Off

Scientists are debunking the link to hyperactivity Contrary to decades of popular belief (and anecdotal evidence from generations of parents), a new study has found that there is no such thing as a sugar rush. That’s right. The sugar rush is a myth. Rather than making people feel energized and hyped, the new research suggests […]



Blockchains’s impact on food and farming, explained

July 24th, 2019 at 11:17 am » Comments Off

1. Is it possible to track where food comes from? Several companies have launched services allowing shoppers to see a product’s journey from farm to fork, but they often depend on retailers agreeing to be transparent. When you pop into a store to buy fresh fruit, vegetables or meat, it’s common for the packaging to […]



10 Unanswerable questions that neither science nor religion can answer