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

Evan Funke
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Evan Funke

Evan Funke, former chef/owner of Bucato, recently embarked upon his next adventure as chef at Venice Beach’s new hit restaurant, Felix. Known as a master of handmade pasta, Funke draws inspiration from his trips to Italy as well as California produce. What hooked you on cooking?             What most caught my attention was the physical and … Continue reading

Instant Noodles
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Instant Noodles

Guest post by Panisa Sundravorakul Instant noodles are delicious, cheap, and easy prepare. This combination of traits make instant noodles a seemingly perfect solution for college students’ hectic schedules and depleted bank accounts. Let us take a moment to appreciate what made instant noodles possible – let us savor the science behind this culinary delicacy. … 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

Science & Food UCLA 2017 Public Lecture Series
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Science & Food UCLA 2017 Public Lecture Series

The 2017 UCLA Science & Food public lecture series is here! FOOD WASTE: Solutions Informed by Science (and what to do with your leftovers) Tuesday, May 2nd 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Freud Playhouse, Macgowan Hall World-renowned chef Massimo Bottura, UCLA professor Jenny Jay, Zero Waste Consultant and “Waste Warrior” Amy Hammes will participate in a … Continue reading