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America’s First “Food Spy” Traveled the World Hunting for Exotic Crops

Anna Diamond Smithsonian Magazine
David Fairchild demonstrates a new crop spraying technique in 1889. A new book, The Food Explorer, tells the story of botanist David Fairchild who, in the 1890’s, sleuthed out over 200,000 kinds of fruits, vegetables and grains around the world. Thanks to his findings, the USDA distributed many new seeds and crops to farmers throughout the states.

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Moringa: The new nutritious vegetable-powder

Wolfgang Moritz, Vitarbo AG New Food Magazine
As a natural vegetarian food, moringa is rich in antioxidants and contains a healthy mix of nutrients, including Vitamin E and Folic acid.

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A Behavioral Scientist Talks Food Psychology and the Myth of Willpower

MADINA PAPADOPOULOS Cooks Science
Interview with behavioral scientist Dr. Brian Wansink, author of Mindless Eating (2006) and Slim by Design (2014) and founder of the Food and Brand Lab at Cornell University. The Food and Brand Lab was started in 1997 at the University of Illinois (before moving to Cornell in 2005), to explore how humans relate to food with the end goal of uncovering solutions to improve eating environments and help individuals eat better. Wansink analyzes why we eat what we eat.
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