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Dr. William A. Mitchell was the Bright Mind Behind Pop Rocks, Tang and Cool Whip

Dr. William A. Mitchell was an American food chemist who worked for General Foods Corporation between 1941 and 1976. During his entire career, he was able to register about 70 patents. But do you know what else he invented that is quite popular today? Dr. William A. Mitchell was a food chemist from the United …

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Which Religion Does Not Permit Eating Lettuce?

The health benefits of lettuce leaves include cancer prevention, neuroprotection, anxiety and stress relief, and improved sleep. In addition to these benefits, lettuce provides a steady supply of antioxidants and aids in inflammation suppression. But did you know that there is a religion that does not allow its followers to consume lettuce?  Yazidis are prohibited …

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What’s the Quickest Way to a Woman’s Heart?

We’ve heard the age-old saying; that the quickest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. But did you know that the theory also applies to women? Science has evidence of this claim. According to recent studies and brain scans, women are more receptive to romance after eating, thus, food is also a way …

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About a third of all fish and seafood eaten around the world is mislabelled, and the amount of fraud being committed is increasing.

Food fraud: Do you really know what fish species you are eating? A Taste of the Sea When you buy fish from a store, or when you are served a fish dish in a restaurant, you expect to get what the label says or to eat what you ordered. Unfortunately, the reality is sometimes far …

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Researchers taught African grey parrots to buy food using tokens. They were then paired up, one parrot given ten tokens and the other none. Without any incentive for sharing, parrots with tokens started to give some to their broke partners so that everyone could eat.

Parrots Will Share Currency to Help Their Pals Purchase Food Parrots go bonkers for walnuts. After snatching the seeds, these brightly plumed birds crack into them with glee. When offered the nuts as a prize, parrots will do tricks, solve puzzles and learn complex tasks. They’ll even trade currency for them in the form of …

Researchers taught African grey parrots to buy food using tokens. They were then paired up, one parrot given ten tokens and the other none. Without any incentive for sharing, parrots with tokens started to give some to their broke partners so that everyone could eat. Read More »

In 1999, Kraft met with America’s other biggest food companies to discuss the growing public health concerns over packaged and processed foods. They decided to not down-regulate the usage of salt, sugar and fat, as it would make the food taste not as good and their shareholders would lose money.

How The Food Industry Manipulates Taste Buds With ‘Salt Sugar Fat’ Dealing Coke to customers called “heavy users.” Selling to teens in an attempt to hook them for life. Scientifically tweaking ratios of salt, sugar and fat to optimize consumer bliss. In his new book, Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, Pulitzer …

In 1999, Kraft met with America’s other biggest food companies to discuss the growing public health concerns over packaged and processed foods. They decided to not down-regulate the usage of salt, sugar and fat, as it would make the food taste not as good and their shareholders would lose money. Read More »