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The Bittersweet Story of Vanilla

Simran Sethi Smithsonian Magazine
Today, less than 1 percent of vanilla flavoring comes from the vanilla flower. The reality is that very little of the vanilla we consume comes from the precious pods. Today, most of what we eat is actually artificial vanilla flavoring. As Iain Fraser, a professor of agri-environmental economics at the University of Kent, recently wrote in The Conversation, less than 1 percent of the total global market in vanilla flavor is actually sourced from vanilla beans.


Processed or Ultra-processed: is there a difference?

Andy Bellatti Eating Rules
To combat the voices of health advocates who expressed concerns on the health effects of the Standard American Diet, which is high in processed foods, the food industry cast doubt and reframed the conversation on processed foods.
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