By: Alex Pierce-Feldmeyer Last year, I attended the annual Cincinnati, OH coffee festival. In attendance were local coffee vendors and speakers, Austin Childress being one of them. Speakers touched on everything from how to brew at home to the...
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 “The time for food is now.” – Maria Velissariou Food science is a major and a career that spans across many disciplines. Some people study chemistry, microbiology,...
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...
By: Amanda Sia Welcome back for the second installment of “Building a Better Boba Ball.” In Part 1, we covered recent advancements in biotechnology, such as next-generation sequencing (NGS) and gene-editing technologies like CRISPR. Today’s post explores their application...
By: Pat Polowsky Sweetness. It’s one of the fundamental tastes that is crucial to just about every meal and eating occasion. We often think about dessert as being the focal point of sweet foods, but sugar often makes up...