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“Food and Culture”

Jul 15, 2015 09:53 AM ET // Talal Al-Khatib
Cartoon characters are rarely meant to be a positive influence, but some are downright unhealthy for kids. Continue reading →
Jun 30, 2015 09:10 AM ET // Christopher Wanjek, LiveScience
Sugar-sweetened beverages contribute to death, obesity and heart disease.
Jun 27, 2015 09:00 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
A man recently claimed to find a rat in his fast-food chicken order; it really was chicken, but why did he think otherwise? Continue reading →
May 12, 2015 09:35 AM ET
Caffeine occurs naturally in coffee plants and is often the reason people reach for that early cup of joe but what about decaf?
Jan 30, 2015 06:00 AM ET // Eric Niiler
IBM and Mars Inc. are teaming up to genetically sequence the microbial communities that exist in food production facilities so consumers can be better protected.
Nov 18, 2014 12:30 PM ET // Annalee Newitz, iO9
Roughly 9,000 years ago, humans had mastered farming to the point where food was plentiful. Then, abruptly, these proto-cities were abandoned for millennia.
Do you find the taste of alcohol to be pleasant, or bitter and stinging? The answer is partly decided by your genes, new research shows.
Aug 27, 2014 03:00 PM ET // Sheila M. Eldred
Rats who eat junk food not only get fat, but also lose their appetite for novel foods, new research shows. Continue reading →
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