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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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VIDEO: McDonald's Looks to Win Over Millennials

September 30, 2014 2:00 pm | by The Lempert Report | Videos

Fortune recently cited data indicating that since 2011, the number of U.S. consumers ages 19 to 21 that ate at McDonald’s at least once a month was down 13%.              

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VIDEO: Introducing Gluten-Free Foodbanks

September 29, 2014 8:18 am | by The Lempert Report | Videos

With the recently enforced food labeling guidelines on gluten, finding gluten-free food options can be tough. Two organizations are now working to change all that by reaching out to food pantries to help them better serve gluten-free clients by supplying better options.

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VIDEO: Is it Safe to Eat at Food Trucks?

September 26, 2014 8:45 am | by WIBV | Videos

In the last few years, mobile food trucks have hit the streets in record numbers. They require far less start-up capital than restaurants, but are they safe to eat from?                        

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VIDEO: Can 3D Printing Improve Airplane Food?

September 25, 2014 11:38 am | by The Ninjas | Videos

Does 3D printing make it possible to improve the food on flights? Check out this video and see for yourself.                                    

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Sugar: The Curious Ingredient Hiding in Plain Sight

September 25, 2014 9:31 am | by TED-Ed | Videos

While sugar is easy to spot in candy, soft drinks and ice cream, it also hides out in foods you might not expect. Robert Lustig decodes confusing labels and sugar's many aliases to help determine just how much of that sweet carbohydrate makes its way into our diets.

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Colbert: The Russians Buy PBR

September 24, 2014 3:39 pm | by The Colbert Report | Videos

Stephen Colbert of "The Colbert Report" speaks of the devastating blow to grandfathers and hipsters alike as the all-American Pabst Brewing Company is acquired by a Russian company.                          

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