Food Science

It’s Not Your Fault! Parents Aren’t (Always) to Blame for Picky Eaters — Parenting News

Hang around with parents long enough and you'll hear plenty of stories about picky eating. A father who was determined to serve nothing at home but organic, in-season produce is now watching for signs of scurvy in an otherwise healthy toddler and hoping the "orange" in goldfish crackers has vitamin C. (So sorry, it doesn't.)

A mother who's an award-winning vegan chef by day struggles with a 3-year-old at home who can't be convinced that there are acceptable foods other than one very specific brand of non-organic chicken fingers, and whose only current source of vegetables is ketchup, on the side. And if that ketchup touches the chicken finger before the 3-year-old is ready? The entire meal is ruined.


How You Taste Food Changes When You’re in a Relationship — Food News

It's no secret that people change when they're in a relationship. Being close to someone makes you alter your behavior, daily patterns, and even habits. And there's no shortage of research hinting at the fact that couples become increasingly similar throughout a relationship — some even say couples start looking alike.

Now, a new study published in the journal Appetite has unearthed a thing or two about the dining habits of couples.


Are GMOs Really Bad? Neil deGrasse Tyson Weighs In. — Food News

You've probably heard of GMOs, and you might even know what it stands for: genetically modified organisms. But understanding what GMOs actually are is a whole other ball game, and there's a lot of misinformation floating around. Fortunately, Neil deGrasse Tyson and his StarTalk on Mashable podcast is here to set the record straight and start the dialogue on what it really means and how it impacts our health.


Scientists Discover Why Some People Hate Cheese — Food Science

It's not difficult to pinpoint the types of people who hate cheese: vegans, lactose-intolerant individuals, sociopaths. Cheese-haters who don't fall into these categories often have an innate distaste for cheese and their peculiar preferences may have less to do with personal taste — in fact, it just might be genetic.


These Golden Bananas Can Change the Lives Of Hundreds Of Thousands Of Children — Food News

Vitamin A deficiency is a worldwide public health problem that especially impacts nations in Africa and Southeast Asia — it's been estimated that anywhere from 650,000 to 750,000 kids around the world suffer from a deficit of vitamin A. According to the World Health Organization, a shortage of vitamin A is the leading cause of preventable blindness in children and increases the odds of disease and death by severe infection.

To curb the global epidemic, researchers at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) have created super-food bananas that are rich in vitamin A.


Groundbreaking Study Spotlights How the Scent of Food Impacts Your Weight — Food News

It's no secret that how you experience your food is linked to how it interacts with your senses. I mean, who hasn't been tempted to indulge in some baked goods after walking by a bakery? But next time you want to loiter a little longer near some cookies, thinking there's no harm in smelling, consider this: A new study from researchers at the University of California Berkeley has linked food aroma to your weight. Specifically, sniffing foods may trigger your body to hoard calories instead of burning them.


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