Are Processed foods Safe to eat? | #aumsum

Are Processed foods Safe to eat? Processed food means the food item has been altered in some way or the other. It may involve washing, peeling, cutting the food item Or pasteurizing, freezing, adding oil, salt or sugar. To increase the product’s shelf-life. Processed foods include tinned vegetables, yogurt, cheese, etc. Ultra-processed foods are ready-to-eat […]

The Foods of the Future

Let’s imagine the food of the future. Did you know that scientists are working to help make the foods you already eat do amazing things for your health? This looks and taste like the same old broccoli you have always loved, but scientists are finding ways to make this broccoli love you back. Broccoli naturally […]

What happens in your brain when you taste food | Camilla Arndal Andersen

Translator: Ivana Korom Reviewer: Krystian Aparta So I had this very interesting experience five years ago. You know, me and my husband, we were out grocery shopping, as we do every other day, but this time, we found this fancy, you know, I’m talking fair-trade, I’m talking organic, I’m talking Kenyan, single-origin coffee that we […]

Untangling nature’s food webs

Professor Jane Memmott, University of Bristol One of the fascinating things about food webs is you do see the same patterns come up again and again. So for example, if I had a parasitoid network from my back garden, it wouldn’t look that different to a parasitoid network that we collect from the tops of […]

How climate change could make our food less nutritious | Kristie Ebi

Yogi Berra, a US baseball player and philosopher, said, “If we don’t know where we’re going, we might not get there.” Accumulating scientific knowledge is giving us greater insights, greater clarity, into what our future might look like in a changing climate and what that could mean for our health. I’m here to talk about […]

Food Webs and Energy Pyramids: Bedrocks of Biodiversity

Captions are on! TO turn off, click the CC button at bottom right. Follow the amoebas on Twitter (@amoebasisters) and Facebook! When we were little, we loved nature shows. One reason was because we didn’t have cable and it was one of the few things we actually got a TV signal for that didn’t require […]

Are Frozen foods Safe to eat? | #aumsum

It’s AumSum Time. Are Frozen foods Safe to eat? Yeahh. That’s why I eat Ice-creams. Ohh dude. In food industry, there are two processes used for freezing, mechanical and cryogenic. In mechanical freezing, chilled air is passed over food items. Causing them to slowly cool down and freeze. While, in cryogenic or flash freezing, food […]

Erick Baker Visits the Aquarium and Slows His World Down

My name is Erick Baker, and these are the Tennessee Aquarium River Journey backup singers joining me today on today’s performance of “Slow the World Down.” [MUSIC STARTS] Everybody’s in a hurry. Caught up in keeping up with things that don’t matter at all. Searching for shortcuts to speed things up as if life is […]

DIY Biohackers Are Editing Genes in Garages and Kitchens

People who have been fucked by the system who are now trying ways to unfuck themselves. There’s a lot of things that people think is like 15 years away that you’ll see in six to eight months. We’re in a world of exponentially advancing technology. And exponentially advancing technology cannot survive the bottlenecks of bureaucracy. […]

5 challenges we could solve by designing new proteins | David Baker

I’m going to tell you about the most amazing machines in the world and what we can now do with them. Proteins, some of which you see inside a cell here, carry out essentially all the important functions in our bodies. Proteins digest your food, contract your muscles, fire your neurons and power your immune […]