New food and farm science blog to bookmark

The cover of Scientific American's Food issue

The cover of Scientific American's Food issue

The intersection of food, farming, health, and science, is red hot right now with the public. And that's a great thing for understanding what we eat, where it comes from, and what that means for our societies and environment.

The venerable magazine, Scientific American, throws its journalistic heft into the ring with its current issue all about food, and a new group blog that sounds wicked interesting: Food Matters. Here's the welcome message posted yesterday:

Do you ever wonder about the science behind your food? We do, too. Our group of writers serves up juicy topics like genetic engineering, gut bacteria and the chemical reactions that occur during cooking. Together, we’ll peer inside factory farms, dark jungles, cafeterias, laboratories and those trendy molecular gastronomy spots.

Food Matters kicked off its coverage with posts about the relationship between two of our senses, and a Socratic method approach to how farm and food are related (although I'll bet "The Kid" would be off to some other pastime before the end of the questioning in real life ;)

Thanks to Scientific American for bringing us a great new source!

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