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Twelve reasons you need to read about lactic acid bacteria - On Biology

<b>You may not know much about them, but you’ll almost certainly have eaten something that lactic acid bacteria have had a hand in. To mark a new</b> …

Food Microbiology | Research Topics

Life Sciences

Food Safety From Farm to Fork

There’s no better time to attend the Arkansas Association for Food Protection and American Society for Microbiology (SCB) Annual Educational …

Agriculture

Why does food taste better when it’s browned? The Maillard reaction and caramelization, explained.

A reader asks: Why is food that is browned tastier than the same food cooked to the same temperature via steaming, boiling, or microwaving?<p>Thank the …

Gloves? Please. Here Are the Real Food Safety Problems

There are many reasons chefs and others are upset about the law. There are concerns about environmentalism, with people pointing out that at the very …

Smart Food Labels

Are you the type to smell the milk just to make sure it hasn’t expired before you chug it straight from the carton? Etiquette failures aside, there’s some good news for you, buddy. A new smart food labeling system could save you that smell test.<p>Engineers at the University of Alberta are fine-tuning …

Horsemeat scandal: food safety expert warns issues have not been addressed

Horsemeat scandal,Life and style,Business,Food & drink,Environment,Food & drink industry,The meat industry,UK news<p>Chris Elliott led an inquiry into last year's saga and says problems remain with proper control of UK food supply chain<p>The battle to offer lower prices to shoppers is putting the …

Can this cycle spark eating disorder risk?

Hormonal changes each month, part of the menstrual cycle, can cause women to eat more—a normal, biological occurrence.<p>This increased food intake …

Losing weight makes your lungs a potent CO2 emitter

Planning to shed a few pounds after all the holiday excess is over? Better check your carbon footprint.<p>Contrary to beliefs held even by nutritionists, physicians, physical trainers and people who should know better, lost weight does not leave our bodies as heat, get converted into muscle or get …