The science behind Texas barbecue | Livestock

As a proud third-generation pitmaster, Bryan Bracewell, Texas A&M University class of 1998, has a passion for Texas barbecue that is steeped in family tradition. Bracewell is the current owner of his family’s business, Southside Market and Barbecue, a barbecue restaurant and market that has served the residents of Elgin since 1882. It was this … Read more

Disease-resistant pigs and oily plants – why UK scientists seek to alter food genes | GM

On 24 July 2019, Boris Johnson stood outside 10 Downing Street and delivered his first speech as prime minister. Among the many pledges he made was a promise that he was going “to liberate the UK’s extraordinary bioscience sector from anti-genetic modification rules”. Such a move would allow the nation to “develop the blight-resistant crops … Read more

Growing their own gardens teaches DD2’s special education students food science and life skills | Features

SUMMERVILLE – On a sun-soaked day in April, the students in Robin Heard’s special education class at Sand Hill Elementary School were outside taking care of their garden. Their classroom overlooks the “Sandpiper Seedlings” beds where the students – mostly fourth and fifth graders – gestured to the different vegetables, listing their favorites. Popular choices … Read more

Dr. Jeanetta Tankson Shares Her Passion for Science and Food Safety

Dr. Jeanetta Tankson loves her work as a microbiology staff officer in the Laboratory Quality Assurance, Response and Coordination Staff (LQARCS), a staff co-located with the FSIS Eastern Laboratory in the Richard B. Russell Agricultural Research Center in Athens, Georgia. The 16-year FSIS staff member conducts federal and state laboratory audits, leads laboratory workgroups in … Read more

What Is the Difference Between a Food Allergy and a Food Intolerance?

Some of the most common foods that people are allergic to include shellfish, eggs, peanuts, soy foods, wheat, sesame, tree nuts, fish, and milk. Many people confuse food allergies and food intolerances, but they’re two different things. Understanding the difference is important if you experience allergy-like symptoms after eating certain foods. What is a Food … Read more

65,000 Years of Food Scraps Show How One Culture Thrived During Environmental Changes

For 65,000 years, Bininj – the local Kundjeihmi word for Aboriginal people – have returned to Madjedbebe rock shelter on Mirarr Country in the Kakadu region (in the Northern Territory). Over this immense span of time, the environment around the rock shelter has changed dramatically. Our paper, published last week in Quaternary Science Reviewsuses ancient … Read more

Commentary: Believe in science? Bad big-data studies may shake your faith | Opinion Columns

Coffee was wildly popular in Sweden in the 17th century – and also illegal. King Gustav III believed that it was a slow poison and devised a clever experiment to prove it. He commuted the sentences of murderous twin brothers who were waiting to be beheaded, on one condition: One brother had to drink three … Read more

New discovery about nature’s ‘high-end machinery’ could have big implications for biology

Working with tiny bacteria, Michigan State University researchers led by Lee Kroos have made a discovery that could have big implications for biology. The researchers revealed a new way that nature can inhibit or switch off important proteins known as intramembrane proteases -; pronounced “pro tea aces” -; which the team reported April 26th in … Read more

PIPA and Mars, Incorporated accelerate science discovery in food and health using Artificial Intelligence

DAVIS, Calif., April 26, 2022 / PRNewswire / – PIPA LLC announced today that it has entered into a multi-year agreement with Mars, Incorporated to accelerate the discovery of new, plant-based ingredients. PIPA’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform, LEAP ™, will leverage biomedical databases and innovation pipelines to provide Mars with unique capabilities for designing new … Read more