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Category Archive for 'Food in the News'

It’s nothing new that the US is actively pursuing the integration of cloned animals into the domestic food supply. It’s worth noting, however, that the program aimed at putting clones on the market is coming along at a quick enough clip. The BBC reports that dead animals are being used to clone new cows for […]

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When we think of food, most of us just generally think of how to cook it and eat it. But this blog is not just a recipe blog; it’s dedicated to exploring our connection with our food sources from around the world, from start (life) to finish (your meal). Different cultural traditions have different ideas […]

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In honor of the self-described “best week of the year,” I will be posting on the lives of sharks and the oceans in which they live. Why? Because what they do–and what happens to them and other sea critters–greatly affects what ends up on our plates. As any real Shark Week nerd knows, sharks are […]

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Chances are, if you’re reading this, the world as we know it has not ended. But, just in case it does, we now have some of the world’s most prized chili peppers preserved in a doomsday-proof underground bunker. I mean, the first thing that comes to mind when I think “major global disaster” is “Where […]

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Chocolate: Friend or foe?

A recent study seems to point to the possibility that chocolate, while believed to temporarily lift mood, can actually act as a depressant over the longer run.  Of course, the results seem inconclusive and maybe even a little bit contradictory, but still interesting. I’m sure the researchers accounted for this, but I actually wonder how […]

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While this article focuses on the fact that the link between the intake of fresh produce and the decrease in risk of cancer is less than previously thought, the fact remains that there is still a direct link.  And of course, there are many other “overall benefits,” as the article also states.  Vitamins are absorbed […]

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Now, I love Taco Bell the way any red-blooded American does:  as a food in its own category.  It’s not Mexican food; it’s not really… food… it’s kind of this delicious, ridiculous combination of real ingredients, dyes, and preservatives with a crack-like attraction for many people. But Taco Bell and apparently all the major fast […]

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While studying land use policy in Costa Rica, my professor (who happened to be a biologist by training) taught us that our stomachs harbor certain types of flora to deal with the foods we regularly eat.  A mini-forest, if you will, attached to our intestinal wall, adapted specifically for whatever little critters (bacteria) normally pass […]

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