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May 19, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
Even though urban soil often is contaminated with harmful pollution, eating vegetables grown in it isn't as hazardous as some have feared. 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?
Mar 6, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Eric Niiler
A Finnish/German scientific team has analyzed some of the oldest preserved beer samples from an 1840s shipwreck to try to provide insight into how they were made.
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.
Jan 8, 2015 06:30 PM ET // Paul Heltzel
USDA diet recommendations aim to help Americans make healthy eating choices, but the guidelines may soon take into consideration the impact on the environment.
Nov 26, 2014 01:40 PM ET // Calla Cofield, SPACE.com
Like most Americans back on the ground, astronauts aboard the International Space Station will celebrate Thanksgiving with a feast: NASA food scientists have created zero-g versions of classic Thanksgiving dishes for this week's celebration.
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.
Oct 28, 2014 04:39 PM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
Too much rain can reduce the concentration of chemicals in tea that make it taste good, scientists have discovered.
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