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
July 21, 2016 New study provides insights into the evolution of Mucorales fungi, which cause a fatal infection in ever-increasing segments of patient population, and several molecular pathways that might be ... read more
July 21, 2016 Ecologists are leading a global effort to predict where new infectious diseases are likely to emerge. In a new paper, they describe how macroecology—the study of ecological ... 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
Dec. 19, 2012 Food enthusiasts interested in sustainable farm practices may soon have a new meat alternative: insects. Beetle larvae (called mealworms) farms produce more edible protein than traditional farms for ... read more