Meat products

Fake Meat: Get Ready for The Synthetic Meat Revolution

New Wave Foods, a Silicon Valley start-up, has developed synthetic shrimp in a lab. Will fake meat revolutionize the food industry?
A bowl of mashed sweet potatoes.

Considering the Sweet Potato

The sweet potato is a New World food that spread around the world, including across the Pacific before the Europeans got there.

Will Spicy Foods Preserve You?

Spicy foods may prolong life; they certainly act as food preservatives.

Why It Matters Where We Get Lunch

Choosing a place to eat goes beyond just food.

How Americans Used to Picnic

A historic look at the picnic.

What Soldiers Ate During World War I

By World War I, writes Murlin, emerging nutritional science was becoming a priority in the Army.

A Plan to Get the Poor to Eat Healthy Food—in the 1890s

Early efforts to get Americans to eat healthy food started with targeting poor citizens.

GMOs, Inequality and World Hunger

In a 2008 paper for the British Journal of Criminology, Reese Walters looked at GMO crops from an entirely different perspective.

Do Adults Need to Drink Milk?

Do we really need to drink so much milk?

A Hell of a Cracker

The unusual origin of the graham cracker