science

Your digital Food Lab; Feast explores the science of food, food production technology, the origin and future of the foods we eat.

  • Dr Joel Yong
    Published 18 days ago
    What Happens To The Food That We Eat, And How That Affects Our Health.

    What Happens To The Food That We Eat, And How That Affects Our Health.

    We tend to think of our digestive system at a very simple level.
  • What If
    Published 2 months ago
    What Would Happen If Everyone Stopped Drinking Coffee?

    What Would Happen If Everyone Stopped Drinking Coffee?

    We have had a long-lasting love affair with coffee and caffeine, but now might be the time to assess whether it’s worth keeping the “chipper twins” around.
  • Zoe Alice
    Published 3 months ago
    Why you'll never crave a carrot. (but you could always eat a pizza).

    Why you'll never crave a carrot. (but you could always eat a pizza).

    Once upon a time, we humans ate food to sustain ourselves. You see, we are pretty amazing. We have sophisticated systems to enable us to perform our most essential task; find food for fuel. Our taste abilities have been shaped by the ecological niches our evolutionary ancestors occupied and by the nutrients they sought. They helped us to identify nutrients to survive.
  • Amanda Monteith
    Published 3 months ago
    I'm not a chef, but I make Michelin star meals

    I'm not a chef, but I make Michelin star meals

    I definitely am not a chef. I've never gone to culinary school, I maybe have taken one cooking class in my life. I learned how to cook at home, but I constantly cook restaurant-quality meals and dishes, without recipes because of two things. I've learned about flavor pairings, and I learned about food science. Here's why you should too:
  • EPK
    Published 4 months ago
    FOOD FERMENTATION

    FOOD FERMENTATION

    Decomposition of carbohydrates by microorganisms or enzymes is called fermentation. Fermentation of food results in the production of organic acids, alcohol, etc., which not only help in preserving the food but may also produce distinctive new food products.
  • Joshua Jogo
    Published 5 months ago
    AVOIDING FOOD WASTE IN TIMES OF NEED

    AVOIDING FOOD WASTE IN TIMES OF NEED

    The Food Freshness Card
  • Danny Kane
    Published 6 months ago
    Monocultures – the single greatest threat to our food culture (and lives).
  • Jackie Green
    Published 7 months ago
    Avoiding deficiencies on a Plant-Based diet

    Avoiding deficiencies on a Plant-Based diet

    Veganism is on the rise like never before, and this leaves the door wide open for every man and his dog to promote not just their idea of the optimum diet, but medical opinions as well. Please take everything you read in blogs or social media with a grain of salt, yes - my material included, although I do maintain that I share only personal experiences or peer-reviewed/medical research, and I do so to spark discussion or further research by the reader. 
  • Jackie Green
    Published 7 months ago
    Food & Mental Health

    Food & Mental Health

    Disclaimer: Diet is not a fix all for feeling sad, and sadness or depression can be an appropriate response to things that do happen in our daily lives. This piece is aimed towards the ongoing chemical imbalance which results in depression and how diet may help.
  • Logan Sewall
    Published about a year ago
    The Controversy of Soy

    The Controversy of Soy

    The controversy of soy is an interesting mixture of misunderstanding and confirmation bias. I would like to start off by saying there has never been any scientific connection between soy and testosterone levels. Many people like to make the claim that soy has an affect on testosterone levels and will make men more feminine. There is no scientific evidence to back these claims up whatsoever. The majority of these claims come from a misunderstanding of biochemistry and people then latching onto that misunderstanding and spreading it as fact. Media sources who do not cite nor check sources then spread the misinformation to the public.
  • Diego Estevez
    Published about a year ago
    The Way of the Barista

    The Way of the Barista

    Being a barista is much more than just knowing how to brew a cup of coffee using a K-Cup. Being a barista means pouring (get it?) your heart and soul into every cup, every time you brew.
  • Karen Gosal
    Published 2 years ago
    A Yummy Mix

    A Yummy Mix

    Ever wonder how your tasty treats are created?