The world's first test tube burger was cooked and eaten in a demonstration of "cultured beef" technology. Volunteers said it lacked flavor, but its developer hopes lab-grown meat can help the environment and feed a growing population.
AP (June 10, 2014) After years of struggling to make a profit farming his black-eyed peas, Trey Nickels decided to try something new. Now the Texas farmer has turned the dinner plate staple into vodka. (June 10)
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Reuters - Light News Video Online (Jan. 10, 2015) Twenty-three dogs, which were once destined to be served on a dinner plate in South Korea, are awaiting homes after being rescued from a dogmeat farm in Seoul. Nathan Frandino reports.
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Howdini (May 19, 2014) You can't beat fresh, sweet corn on the cob, but picking all the little bits of silk off can turn a quick side dish into something time-consuming. Fine Cooking's Nicki Sizemore has a trick for ... watch video
Oct. 3, 2015 Every day, hundreds of different plant species -- many of them listed as invasive -- are traded online worldwide on auction platforms. This exacerbates the problem of uncontrollable biological ... read more
Oct. 2, 2015 Tick species not normally present in the United States are arriving here on migratory birds. Some of these ticks carry disease-causing Ricksettia species, and some of those species are exotic to the ... read more
Oct. 1, 2015 How do our brains allow us to smile and breathe? Scientists have identified a network of neurons in the nerve cords of live fruit fly larvae that are similar in most organisms, including humans. ... read more
Sep. 26, 2015 Researchers have discovered how a tiny viral protein enables the infection of a complex plant, and the finding could lead to understanding viral diseases in other plants, animals and ... read more
Oct. 1, 2015 A new DNA stain that can be used to image living cells has been created by scientists. The new stain works by binding to a part of the DNA helix known as the "minor groove." Once bound, it turns on ... read more
Oct. 2, 2015 Imitation behaviors play a key role in many collective phenomena seen in animals. An analysis of the collective movements of grazing sheep has revealed that sheep alternate ... read more
May 20, 2014 The scientific progress that has made it possible to dream of a future in which faulty organs could be regrown from stem cells also holds potential as an ethical and greener source for meat. So say ... read more
July 14, 2011 Meat grown using tissue engineering techniques, so-called 'cultured meat', would generate up to 96% lower greenhouse gas emissions than conventionally produced meat, according to a new ... read more