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Food Week on #SciAmBlogs network!


You may have noticed that the September 2013 Issue of Scientific American Magazine is a special issue devoted to the topic of food, plus all the web-only exclusives.

You may also remember that we had a food day on the blogs here two years ago - Passions of Food—Special Day at #SciAmBlogs.

Obviously, food is a big, complex and exciting topic that many people are passionate about. Thus, this whole week will be the Food Week on the blogs. Our network bloggers, as well as several guest bloggers, will publish food related posts all week long, and at the end of the week we will compile them all in one space.

In the meantime, check out the blogs posts about food and agriculture that appeared on our site throughout this year, up till now, and then come back every day this week for more:

- Patrick Mustain - Dear American Consumers: Please Don’t Start Eating Healthfully. Sincerely, the Food Industry


- Krystal D'Costa - Burger with a side of toys: How is fast food being marketed to children?


- Maria Konnikova - A bite of fresh lilac: The age-old allure of edible flowers


- Layla Eplett - The Fast and the Not Necessarily Furious Ramadan Mood and Circadian Rhythms


- Susana Martinez-Conde - Fat Tuesday: Does Jet-Lag Make You Chronobese?


- Julianne Wyrick - Gluten Sensitivity: What Does It Really Mean?


- Stephen L. Macknik - A New Molecular Brain Pathway May Cause Obesity


- Layla Eplett - Exploring the DromeDairy: Camels and Their Milk


- Gary Stix - Got (Skim) Milk?: Maybe a Recipe for Obesity and Cancer


- Stephen L. Macknik - Fat Tuesday: Facial Restoration


- Kevin Bonham - Allergic to Science–Proteins and Allergens in Our Genetically Engineered Food


- Ashutosh Jogalekar - Ok, so you hate GMO’s because they are untested. What about feelbetteramine from the health store?


- Tiffany Stecker - You Say Potato, I Say Double-Stranded RNA


- Arielle Duhaime-Ross - Mystery Lingers around Origin of GM Wheat in Oregon


- David Ropeik - Filipino ruling on Bt eggplant


- Julie Hecht - How to make people eat dog food


- Layla Eplett - Second Helpings: Recycling Cairo’s Food Waste


- David Wogan - Junk food addiction and the gap between the world’s obese and undernourished


- Ian Branam - Escape Online from Food Deserts


- Christina Agapakis - Growing the Future of Meat


- Julianne Wyrick - Can Synthetic Biology Keep Your Food Safe?


- David Biello - Cultured Beef: Do We Really Need a $380,000 Burger Grown in Petri Dishes?


- Stephanie Swift - Making Pretty, Meaty, Friendly Animals


- Jason Goldman - Is Meat-Eating A Conservation Tactic?


- Mary Karmelek - A Horse Is a Horse, of Course, of (Main) Course


- John Platt - Lion Meat Tacos (You Read That Right) Are the Latest Threat to Conservation


- Arielle Duhaime-Ross - Your Meat Should Be Raised on Insects, U.N. Says


- Krystal D'Costa - What’s stopping us from eating insects?


- Layla Eplett - Rub A Dub Dub, Is It Time To Eat Grubs?


- Kyle Hill - I Hate to Break it to You, But You Already Eat Bugs


- Katherine Harmon - Mealworms: The Other-Other-Other White Meat?


- Christina Agapakis - Medieval Tines: A Brief History of the Fork


- Stephen L. Macknik - I Just Preordered My HAPIfork


- Patrick Mustain - The Decline and Fall of Food: How Our Greatest Fuel Source Became Our Greatest Health Threat


- Christina Agapakis - Soil Inspired Cuisine


- Ashutosh Jogalekar - Energy drinks: Glorified caffeine delivery systems?


- Matina Donaldson-Matasci - Honey bees and monoculture: nothing to dance about


- Jennifer Ouellette - An-Ti-Ci-Pa-Tion: The Physics of Dripping Honey


- Felicity Muth - More than honey – a review


- Rob Dunn - The Sieve Hypothesis: Clever Study Suggests an Alternate Explanation for the Function of the Human Stomach


- Ferris Jabr - Is Sugar Really Toxic? Sifting through the Evidence


- Susana Martinez-Conde - Fat Tuesday: Sugar, obesity and the big C


- Scicurious - Liking sweet and liking alcohol


- Stephen L. Macknik - Fat Tuesday: Illusory Portion Control


- Ferris Jabr - Outgrowing the Traditional Grass Lawn


- Hilda Bastian - Nutrient X prevents disease? Sorting the wheat from the bran


- Stephen L. Macknik - Fat Tuesday: Was I addicted to food?


- Krystal D'Costa - You Are What You Eat: Unraveling the Truth in Food Records


- Patrick Mustain - What Space People Can Teach Us about Healthy Living


- Jason Goldman - Once Upon A Time, The Catholic Church Decided That Beavers Were Fish


- Jennifer Ouellette - Pop Goes the New Year: Popover Science


- Stephen L. Macknik - Fat Tuesday: Hungry for love


- Krystal D'Costa - How does competitive eating represent us as Americans?


- Stephen L. Macknik - Fat Tuesday: Even if you eat a healthy diet, your genes can make you fat


- Jennifer Frazer - American Pecan Truffle May Be Coming to a Plate Near You, By Way of Extremely Cute Courier


- Marissa Fessenden - Food Delivers a Cocktail of Hormone-Like Signals to Body


- Stephen L. Macknik - Fat Tuesday: Surgery for everyone! How science validated the gastric bypass.


- Christine Gorman - Does My BMI Make Me Look Fat?


- Jennifer Ouellette - How Dry I Am: When Is That Sponge Cake Past Its Prime?


- Joanne Manaster - Adventures on the Alimentary Canal with Mary Roach


- Julie Hecht - Drinking: An Acrobatic Tongue Act


- Stephen L. Macknik - Fat Tuesday: Feed the Addict


- Ricki Rusting - Call Us “Scientific Home Journal”


- Ashutosh Jogalekar - Turning the tables on obesity and BMI: When more can be better.


- Krystal D'Costa - Can Cookie Monster teach us about peer pressure?


- Stephen L. Macknik - Fat Tuesday: Neurosurgery versus bariatric surgery in obesity.


- Emily Buehler - Enzymes: The Little Molecules That Bake Bread

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