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Food Security

Feeding billions of people is destabilizing the environment and contributing to conflict around the globe.
Food Security

The buzz(kill) about caffeine

Caffeine is arguably the most popular drug in America. But what do you really know about it? This short video explains how the beloved stimulant became the key ingredient in top-selling soft drinks and how those drinks came to be blended with foreign-made synthetic caffeine.

Environment

Eating mechanically tenderized beef could make you sick

Mechanically tenderized beef has been put through a machine that breaks up the muscle fiber and tough connective tissue with blades or needles. But if there are human pathogens, such as E. coli, on the surface of the meat, the process can push them deep inside the cut, putting you at risk of foodborne illness.

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