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April 7th, 2015 at 12:38 pm

The decline of the diet soda drinker


According to the latest industry data after four years of outselling Pepsi, Diet Coke is back in the No. 3 slot for top sodas in the U.S.  Other sugar-free brands are also dropping quickly.   Continue Reading »

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March 20th, 2015 at 2:54 pm

Next for 3-D printers: healthy food


If 3-D printers are to address world food problems in the future, they’re going to have to move into far more nutritious fare, not the sugar polyhedra and chocolate rosebuds that are currently all the rage.   Continue Reading »

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March 9th, 2015 at 12:32 pm

What giant food companies think millennials want


The question that every major food brand is wrestling with right now:  What do millennials want?  An article recently in Forbes clears up why, ”There are 80 million millennials in America alone and they represent about a fourth of the entire population, with $200 billion in annual buying power.”   Continue Reading »


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March 5th, 2015 at 6:58 pm

How emulsifiers are making us fat and messing with our guts


Scanning the fine print on almost any processed food in the grocery store and you’re likely to find ingredients such as polysorbate 80, lecithin, carrageenan, polyglycerols, and xanthan and other gums, all of which are emulsifiers, which are used to keep oils and fats from separating.   Continue Reading »

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January 22nd, 2015 at 12:29 pm

Water cake, the dessert of the future!

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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. Continue Reading »

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January 18th, 2015 at 4:32 pm

A map of each state’s most distinctive cuisine


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

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November 28th, 2014 at 11:25 am

Tableside phone charging top of diners demands when eating out: Study


Diners more concerned about charging phones than eating good food at restaurants.

A new study by the British Hospitality Association has found that fussy diners are less interested in eating good food and more concerned about charging their iPhones.



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November 19th, 2014 at 7:06 pm

What’s wrong with our modern diet in 11 charts

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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.



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October 7th, 2014 at 11:37 am

Color more important than taste in food

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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.



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September 23rd, 2014 at 12:18 pm

Scientists reinventing photosynthesis to feed the world


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 of three steps to make photosynthesis a whole lot more efficient in plants.

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