Food Technology Archive

By: Alexander J. Taylor Good morning Alex! Thanks for joining me in this interview for Science Meets Food.  First off, would you mind telling me a bit about yourself – your name, your occupation, and how about your favorite...
By: Amanda Sia “You drive me bananas!” When I first started learning English in elementary school, this was one of the English idioms that really stuck out to me because it included a fruit. Other fruit-related phrases and idioms...
By: Abbey Thiel First, we had meatless meat, then ice cream without dairy. Soon, we might have beanless coffee. Atomo Coffee, a Seattle based start-up, is attempting to reverse engineer coffee without the bean. Right now, the drink is...
By Abbie Sommer When I’m reading a menu at a restaurant and the word “bacon” comes up (or even better “bacon lardons”), I am almost always going to order the dish. In my opinion, bacon makes everything better. But...
By: Pat Polowsky Fun Fact #1: Flavor Chemistry Chocolate is made from the fruit of Theobroma cacao trees. The cocoa beans from this fruit are fermented and roasted, ultimately leading to the precursor that makes its way into your...
By: Jo-Ezer Lau Fighting Fraud with Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy This sequel to Part I and Part II in the Food Fraud series uncovers how overcoming wine fraud goes beyond the boundaries of science, considering the social role...
By: Elliot Dhuey Introduction I want to preface this article with the stark statistic that was reported by the 2nd Sustainable Development Goal by the United Nations, which states that there are more than 800 million undernourished people worldwide...
By: Eileen Foerster Now that the semester is coming to an end, hibernating indoors is starting to sound more and more appealing, but most importantly, it’s the time for holiday foods!  We all have traditions with our family and...
By: Abbey Thiel Following in the footsteps of the open source software movement, seed varieties are being pledged as open source, providing an alternative beyond the expensive, licensed options currently on the market. Both these industries are plagued by...
By: Amanda Sia, Abbie Sommer and Mackenzie Hannum Featured Image by Pickwriters As a young girl in Greece, Maria Velissariou never imagined she would end up as Vice President for PepsiCo Nutrition R&D with responsibility for global grains, dairy and...