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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…

Curiosities: Are there more food recalls now? Why?

August 24, 2009

2009 has been a big year for food recalls, largely because salmonella-contaminated dried milk, pistachio nuts and peanut products affected thousands of items in a…

Study reveals new options for people with PKU

March 30, 2009

For people with the genetic condition known as phenylketonuria (PKU), diet is a constant struggle. They can eat virtually no protein, and instead get their daily dose of this key macronutrient by drinking a bitter-tasting formula of amino acids. Yet drink it they must; deviating from this strict dietary regimen puts them at risk of developing permanent neurological damage.