New Food Science Roundup

Apple Winecrisp 2 - © Baily Nurseries via thetreefarm.com

There’s been a cavalcade of developments this week in the Food Science Department. Herewith find the latest breakthroughs in the ongoing effort to breed better Corn, Tomatoes and Potatoes. And something new in Apples that promises to cut grower losses to disease and, maybe, lower prices…

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Keurig Coffee Gets Political…

Keurig Coffee Maker - © Keurig

Keurig – the company that invented the pod-based Coffee maker – recently withdrew its ads from the programs of a popular Fox News commentator. And conservative-right viewers have responded by posting videos of people ‘killing’ Keurigs – smashing machines and Coffee Pods with all sorts of ‘tools’…

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Fast Food Week!

Hot Cocoa OREOs - 2017 OREOs

Saturday again – seems like just a couple of days ago! – and we have another busy week to sum up on the Fast Food beat. A few more limited time returns to the big menus this week and the beginning of ‘Winter’ season specialties which should be around for at least a few months…

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Papa John’s Unwanted Endorsement

Papa Johns Pepperoni - © Papa Johns

They say any kind of promotion is a good thing, or can be spun to the positive. And Word of Mouth is the best advertising. But there is at least one situation in which those ‘olden, golden’ rules aren’t true. That’s when you’re getting a positive recommendation from a decidedly negative place…

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