Wishing everyone a wonderful long weekend and a holiday filled with fun, friends, family, and feasting.
Check out one of our food-focused biotech posts and add some science to your thanksgiving meal conversation!
- 5 Science Tips for the Perfect Pie Crust – Find out how science can help make the best pie crust. Great for last-minute bakers and for a new way to compliment your aunt on her famous apple pie.
- Biotech Breakthroughs: Coffee Edition – After dinner time talk of teams, weather, and maybe even politics what’s left to talk about over dessert? How about Finnish scientists making coffee using cell culture techniques? Then see if anyone would try some lab-grown coffee with their pie.
- Apples from Apples – Find out how new breeds of apples are created, cultivated, and named.
- Learning about Food Allergies and the Detection of Allergens – Discover the science behind this pervasive and often serious health issue.
- Fermentation – Discuss the intricacies behind the chemical reaction that’s responsible for many popular foods such as yogurt, pickles, kimchi, kombucha, and bread. Extra points if any of them are on the Thanksgiving table.
- Let them Eat Seaweed – Cows have to eat too. Discuss this new climate solution being cautiously embraced by dairy and meat farmers.
- What’s in my lunch? Analyzing GM foods in your classroom laboratory. – If you like debating at your thanksgiving dinner why not have a lively and fact-filled discussion about GMOs.
- Five Sensational Synthetic Biology Projects – Skip to number #5 Animal-Free Meat and then survey who had a meat-free hamburger this past summer.
- Focus on Food Science for Thanksgiving – Read our post from last Thanksgiving that introduces this diverse, evolving, and often delicious subfield of biotechnology.