The Mill City Museum in Minneapolis, Minn., offers a flour explosion demonstration to give visitors an idea of how dangerous flour dust can be. The museum guide says that these explosions happen "very suddenly, very unexpectedly, and are over in an instant."
Salmonella-tainted cantaloupe has again appeared on store shelves. This time health officials have discovered the contaminated fruit in over twenty states. The race is on to stop a deadly outbreak, as over 140 illnesses and two deaths have already been connected with this most recent salmonella outbreak.
Liquid Metal Battery is now developing new technologies that could help manufacturers looking to green up their businesses. The lack of storage options for solar and wind energy have long been barriers to entry for companies to source less electricity from the grid. Liquid Metal Battery's new low-cost battery may help ease more companies into the green energy market.
President Obama stopped in Iowa this week to talk to local farmers about the USDA's plan to buy pork, chicken, lamb and catfish from farms hurt by the drought hammering the Midwest. Dry conditions have created difficulties for farmers who rely on corn for animal feed. The USDA's plan is meant to mitigate these losses by providing an addition revenue stream to these farmers.
Wright Foods has opened a new facility in Troy, N.C. The facility will process fruits and vegetables, extending shelf-life without the need for refrigeration.
A new study finds that steady consumption of egg yolks may be as bad for your heart as smoking.
Tennessee Tech University has developed three courses in collaboration with the USDA, which will teach students about food safety requirements for agritourism businesses.
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As a drought in the Midwest cuts into U.S. corn yields, some experts are reviving the old debate about whether earmarking 40 percent of corn for ethanol production is worth the loss in food production.
A European chocolatier has received approval to market its products as beneficial for blood circulation. What could this mean for future health claims?
Some Doctors in Washington D.C. are writing prescriptions redeemable for fruit and vegetables through a joint program between Unity Health Care and community non-profits.
Science writer Elizabeth Weise answers a USA Today reader's question about radioactivity testing and labeling and predicts that we're a long way from such a mandate due to low risk and funding cuts.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta details the implications of a study last year finding that sugar, consumed at the high levels common in the U.S., is actually a toxin.
Some researchers are questioning beverage industry claims on "power drink" labels and insist the drinks may not be such a healthy option for active consumers.
A look into how Coca-Cola's iconic bottle helped the company rise above its competitors to be the most popular soft drink in the world.
In the face of an international economic slow-down and unfavorable foreign exchange rates, the burger giant is seeing lower sales and profits.
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Despite rapid growth, Chipotle recently announced lower-than-projected revenues, leading investors to back off a bit.
Good Morning America reveals the strange foods that Olympic athletes eat to keep their bodies in competing shape.