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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

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