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The FDA Tells the Food Industry to Change How It Uses ‘Expiration’ Dates

June 2nd, 2019 at 10:55 am » Comments Off

The Food and Drug Administration is going after food waste with a new effort to make sure we don’t throw out groceries until they’re absolutely inedible. On Thursday, the agency issued a letter to the food industry at large, throwing its support behind a growing trend to almost universally adopt a “Best if Used By” […]



It’s not just salt, sugar, fat: Study finds ultra-processed foods drive weight gain

May 31st, 2019 at 11:06 am » Comments Off

An example of one of the study’s ultra-processed lunches consists of quesadillas, refried beans and diet lemonade. Participants on this diet ate an average of 508 calories more per day and gained an average of 2 pounds over two weeks. Over the past 70 years, ultra-processed foods have come to dominate the U.S. diet. These […]



Restaurants are ignoring calls from Google’s Smart Assistant

May 13th, 2019 at 10:47 am » Comments Off

   Hello, This Is Robot Almost exactly a year ago, everyone was flipping out over Google’s newly announced Duplex feature, which basically pretends to be a human assistant in order to make reservations at restaurants or schedule trips to the hairdresser. But the AI-powered assistant has struggled to win over the hearts of service workers. […]



Maine passes the U.S.’s first state ban on foam food packaging

May 11th, 2019 at 2:00 am » Comments Off

The state joins several U.S. cities and counties in restricting the containers in an effort to reduce waste. This article was created in partnership with the National Geographic Society. Maine has joined a growing list of states, cities, and counties, including 14 towns in Maine, to ban foam food containers in an effort to reduce […]



MIT’s ‘cyber-agriculture’ optimizes basil flavors

April 21st, 2019 at 10:09 am » Comments Off

The days when you could simply grow a basil plant from a seed by placing it on your windowsill and watering it regularly are gone — there’s no point now that machine learning-optimized hydroponic “cyber-agriculture” has produced a superior plant with more robust flavors. The future of pesto is here. This research didn’t come out […]



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