Tag Food science

‘Magic’ plus UW science equals world-champ cheese

January 20, 2017

Wisconsin cheese is at least as old as the state. The University of Wisconsin–Madison has one of the world’s great institutions of dairy food science, …

Food scientist aiding fuel ethanol with new engineered bacteria

November 28, 2016

James Steele’s new company, Lactic Solutions, is advancing a judo-like remedy: using genetic engineering to transform enemy into friend.

UW-Madison food science department to celebrate new wine industry partnership

October 4, 2016

Media representatives are invited to an open house to learn more about the University of Wisconsin–Madison Department of Food Science’s expanding educational partnership with members of Wisconsin’s wine industry, including Wollersheim Winery, the Wisconsin Winery Association and the Wisconsin Grape Growers Association.

Carrot genome paints picture of domestication, could help improve crops

May 9, 2016

The crop's full genetic code was just deciphered by a team of researchers led by UW–Madison horticulture professor and geneticist Phil Simon.

Curiosities: Is it safe to reuse plastic knives and forks?

August 9, 2010

Single-use kitchen plastics — such things as plastic eating utensils, cups and containers from cottage cheese, sour cream, chip dip, margarine, and milk — are …

Curiosities: Why is it that often foods with the least nutritional content taste the best to people?

September 24, 2009

It depends on how you define nutrition, says Franco Milani, an assistant professor of food science. The word “nutritious” may mean a food …