Discovery News - Food
Nov 20, 2012
Pumpkins: Not Just for Halloween Anymore
Growing 37 different varieties of pumpkin, farmer Dave Heisler wants the world to know that everyone's favorite Halloween ornament is good for more than just carving. Jorge Ribas visits the farm.
Why is it So Hard to Lose Weight?
Most people know it's much easier to gain weight than to lose it. But, have you ever stopped and wondered why it's so hard to shed the pounds? This week Kasey-Dee Gardner finds out the scientific reason for this frustrating battle against the bulge.
Feeling a little parched? Kasey-Dee Gardner finds out why.
Have you ever wondered why ypu get hungry during certain times of the day? Or why you get hungry at all? Kasey-Dee Gardner finds out.
The Skinny On Frozen Fruit Death
Why do freezing temperatures destroy oranges? James Williams unpeels the answer.
Urban Farms Grow Up
Discovery's Matt Danzico investigates vertical farming, an agricultural concept aimed at growing food and raising animals in skyscrapers in city centers.
Urban Agriculture Blooms
Produce is being grown in the most unlikely place. Discovery News' Matt Danzico takes a tour through New York City's sustainable agriculture barge.
Grass Is King on Livestock Farm
Grass is king on one Virginia livestock farm. James Williams gets to the root of the story.
Do you know why spicy food makes your eyes water? This week Kasey-Dee (with a little help from James Williams) finds out the answer to that burning question.
Food and Sleepiness
Did you just eat lunch and now you're ready for a nap? Wonder why that happens? Kasey-Dee Gardner finds out.
A Dwindling Catch: Part 1
Oyster fishermen in Maryland?s Chesapeake Bay struggle despite a 14-year/$58 million program to save the oyster population.
A Dwindling Catch: Part 2
The Chesapeake Bay depends on oysters to filter its waters. And nearby communities depend on oysters for jobs. Jorge Ribas reports on the struggles of saving a tradition while looking to the future.
Have you ever eaten ice cream too fast and gotten a stinging sensation in your face? Discovery News' Kasey-Dee Gardner finds out why we get brain freeze.
Don't you hate when your banana turns brown before you get to eat it? This week Kasey-Dee finds out what causes it.
Robot Gardeners Tend Tomatoes
Who needs a green thumb when you've got a robot to tend to your garden? James Williams get the dirt on a new garden-bot from MIT.
Flavor Chemist: Cool Jobs
Have you ever wondered why your food tastes so good? Discovery News' Kasey Dee Gardner introduces you to one man behind the science.
Inside a Flavor Lab
Discovery News' Kasey Dee Gardner gets a rare, inside look into a flavor lab, and finds out how food flavors are created.
Gobble, Gobble... This week Kasey-Dee Gardner finds out why although we eat turkeys on Thanksgiving, why we never see their eggs in the store.