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VIDEO: Food Security vs. Food Sovereignty

October 15, 2014 10:25 am | by PBS Food | Videos

The Lexicon of Sustainability's Know Your Food is a short film series that introduces consumers to key terms and principles that can help them make more informed decisions about the food they eat. This part of the series focuses on food security and food sovereignty.

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VIDEO: Companies Are Cutting Calories

October 14, 2014 3:06 pm | by TheLempertReport | Videos

In addition to companies cutting calories and serving sizes, Supermarkets can help guide shoppers to easy, healthy meal solutions.                                 

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VIDEO: The Secret Behind Wisconsin Cheese

October 14, 2014 10:13 am | by PBS Food | Videos

PBS Food ventures north to the land of Cheeseheads to discover exactly what is so special about Wisconsin cheese. What they find is a fascinating mix of strategic farming, homogenized cultures and immigration politics.        

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VIDEO: Late Night HBO Host 'Investigates' Pumpkin Spice

October 13, 2014 3:43 pm | by Last Week Tonight | Videos

John Oliver, host of HBO's "Last Week Tonight," investigates pumpkin spice. Well, he doesn't really investigate. He says things about it, though!                             

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VIDEO: A Taste of Honey

October 13, 2014 3:04 pm | by CBS Sunday Morning | Videos

Mead is a drink made by fermenting honey instead of grapes, resulting in a libation that can be either dry or sweet. Correspondent John Blackstone sips and shares its secrets at California meaderies.              

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VIDEO: The Chemistry of Pizza

October 13, 2014 7:56 am | by Reactions | Videos

Whether it’s a plain cheese, a deep-dish stacked with meats or a thin-crust veggie delight, there’s just something about pizza that makes it delicious. There’s a lot of chemistry that goes into creating the perfect pizza pie, though.   

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VIDEO: Why Beers Get Skunked and How to Stop It

October 10, 2014 10:28 am | by Reactions | Videos

There’s nothing worse than reaching for a cold beer, taking that first sip and realizing your beer’s been skunked. Skunking is a chemical reaction that causes an awful, bitter taste. Reactions explains why beers get skunky and what to do about it.

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VIDEO: Why Does Bacon Smell So Good?

October 9, 2014 2:55 pm | by Reactions | Videos

What is it about cooking bacon that makes it smell so good? The Reactions team puts its nose into everyone's favorite breakfast food. We teamed up with the Compound Interest blog to break down the science of that sweet smell.       

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VIDEO: iBeacon Alerts Consumers of Food Deals While Shopping

October 9, 2014 8:00 am | by TheLempertReport | Videos

Increasingly, consumers are hitting the supermarkets with their smartphones in hand, looking to efficiently pick up the best deal and the best price. To make the most out of the tech-savvy shopper, Apple introduced iBeacon a device to do just that. 

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VIDEO: The Science of Spiciness

October 8, 2014 3:00 pm | by TED-Ed | Videos

When you take a bite of a hot pepper, your body reacts as if your mouth is on fire. This video details the science and history behind spicy foods, giving insights into why some people continue to pay the painful price for a little spice.   

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VIDEO: Heirs of Real 'Aunt Jemima' Sue For $2B

October 8, 2014 10:48 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos

The descendants of a woman who they say portrayed Aunt Jemima are suing Quaker Oats for $2 billion over profits they claim the company promised to their great-grandmother.                     

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VIDEO: Chobani Founder Pledges $2M For ISIS Refugees

October 8, 2014 10:42 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Hamdi Ulukaya, founder and CEO of Chobani, is giving $2 million to refugees displaced by the terrorist group ISIS.                                      

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VIDEO: Investigating GMOs in Food

October 7, 2014 9:53 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos

Labeling food that contains genetically modified organisms is not required in the U.S. despite worries about the potential health risks. Urvashi Rangan, consumer safety and sustainability director at Consumer Report, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the results of the study.

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Sugar Showdown: 'We Haven't Even Achieved Type 3 Diabetes Yet!'

October 6, 2014 2:23 pm | by PBS NewsHour | Videos

As a vote on whether to raise the tax on sodas, teas, energy drinks and any others that contain added sugar sold in San Francisco draws near, advocates for the beverage industry and public health arena weigh in on how this tax would affect consumers. 

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VIDEO: New Label Could Change the Food Packaging Industry

October 6, 2014 2:12 pm | by Reuters | Videos

An award-winning perishable label that reacts to protein decomposition could herald a change in the way the freshness of food is measured, according to its London-based designer, raising the prospect of reducing consumable wastage and even improving organ transportation. 

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VIDEO: Pumpkin-Lovers Beware of Added Sugar

October 6, 2014 9:56 am | by NBC News | Videos

With cooler weather, Fall brings sweeter treats. Fans of this season often turn to pumpkin-flavored goodies, but may not be aware of the dangerous amounts of sugar that hide inside these favorite sweets.            

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VIDEO: Experimenting With 3D-Printed Food

October 3, 2014 12:30 pm | by TechSmartt | Videos

At CES 2014, 3D Systems introduced two 3D printers for building food. Items such as geometric sugar designs were created. With 3D printing thriving, just imagine what kinds of foods we'll be able to print next.           

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Colbert: Kim Jong-Un Has a Cheese Obsession

October 3, 2014 10:19 am | by The Colbert Report | Videos

Host Stephen Colbert of "The Colbert Report" questions North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un's  disappearance from the public eye. Colbert predicts it may be because of problems related to his dangerous obsession with cheese.     

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VIDEO: The Secret Ingredient in Our Food Chain

October 2, 2014 10:25 am | by TED-Ed | Videos

John C. Moore details the "brown food chain," explaining how such unlikely delicacies as pond scum and animal feces contribute enormous amounts of energy to our ecosystems.                       

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VIDEO: Hundreds of Tapeworms Infest Man Who Ate Sushi

October 1, 2014 9:59 am | by USA Today | Videos

A Chinese man who went to a doctor complaining of stomach aches and itchy skin was horrified to learn his body had become riddled with tapeworms. He reportedly told doctors he had recently eaten sushi.              

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