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Bitterness Blockers & Crispr-Mushrooms
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Bitterness Blockers & Crispr-Mushrooms

A production facility in Aurora, Colorado is producing a powder which binds to the taste receptors on your tongue and blocks bitter flavors. The product could have a health impact on the United State’s sugar-addicted society. This powder, interestingly enough, is made from mushrooms. Also in mycology news, a variety of button mushrooms have been engineered … Continue reading

Citrus Greening Vaccines & Gluten Allergy Studies
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Citrus Greening Vaccines & Gluten Allergy Studies

In Florida, the famous orange industry has been experiencing a major decline ever since citrus greening appeared in their groves. This disease, affecting only citrus trees, is caused by a bacteria which Florida’s orange trees have no resistance against. To save the billion of dollars lost every year, the fifth-generation farmers leaving their groves, and importantly, the state’s signature fruit, … Continue reading

A Primer on Sake
Science & Food

A Primer on Sake

Neither a beer nor a wine, sake is like their often-forgotten cousin, an alcoholic drink made from fermented rice. Typically paired with sushi and lighter Japanese fare, sake can be described as being fruity, flowery, and astoundingly complex. The origins of sake are largely unknown, but some historians guess that like many fermented foods, its … Continue reading