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Indonesia’s palm oil ban is hurting its own people the most
Banning exports has backfired for local farmers.
What the FDA is doing about the US baby formula shortage
The FDA will work with the largest US baby formula maker to reopen a key facility.
From the archives: When food allergies were ‘strange pranks’ for scientists to decipher
A November 1936 Popular Science article presented the available data on food allergies, albeit limited.
This fermented meat alternative could help halve global deforestation rates
It might be time to swap animal protein for similarly-delicious fungi.
This robot chef can taste salt with its arm
Robot chefs are becoming more common, but their ability to taste is undercooked.
5 heirloom foods that farmers want to bring back from obscurity
These old delicacies are making a comeback and bringing back bygone tastes.
What MIT’s new ‘Oreometer’ revealed about twisting Oreos
It’s basically impossible twist an Oreo evenly in half.
Which expiration dates actually matter?
Food might still be okay longer than you think—but it isn't the case for everything.
Traeger’s new Timberline series grills can cook pretty much anything outside
Traeger's new high-end pellet grill is easier to clean and more versatile than a typical grill.
What robots can and can’t do for a restaurant
The food industry is investing more in robots, but these machines just sometimes lack the human touch.