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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.    



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 […]



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