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Food for Thought

Science profoundly influences our understanding of what we eat, where our food comes from, and whether it's healthy or safe for us. We're making the science of food more accessible because everybody has a stake in a safe, healthy, and sustainable food system.

The bubbles in your pint of beer are a scientific marvel

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Pouring a chilled beer into a tilted glass produces about 1.5 million bubbles

Josseline Ramos-Figueroa, University of Saskatchewan

Misinformation is keeping invasive, destructive lionfish around

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Sarah Heidmann, University of the Virgin Islands

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Scientists find a shortcut to make a rare — and possibly healthier — sugar

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Their one-pot recipe makes a reportedly healthier alternative sweetener

Josseline Ramos-Figueroa, University of Saskatchewan

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Probiotics, not antibiotics, might be the future of livestock farming

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Probiotics are an attractive alternative to longstanding farming practice, and could help us build a better food system

Alice Theibault, Rochester Institute of Technology

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You're eating, drinking, and breathing microplastics. Now what?

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Anna Robuck, University of Rhode Island

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From muscle to meal, this is the journey meat takes

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There's complex chemistry happening every time you throw burgers on the grill

Daniel Bojar, ETH Zurich

Here's everything you need to know to grow your own hamburgers

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Sara Oliveira, International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory