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Bugs for Breakfast?

In my Food and Culture classes I showed a video called “Bugs for Breakfast?” Could this become a reality?



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Interesting Study About Celiac Disease?

Is celiac disease an infectious disease caused by a viral infection? An interesting study says it’s possible. A reovirus is a family of viruses that cause intestinal diseases. One common one is called a rotavirus. The rotavirus is transmitted by food and water and primarily causes diarrhea. A vaccine could conceivably prevent the disease by vaccination, if this hypothesis holds true. There is along way to go for that conclusion. I’m putting this one in my category of “Weird things” until further research suggests otherwise.

R. Bouziat et al., “Reovirus infection triggers inflammatory responses to dietary antigens and development of celiac disease,” Science, doi:10.1126/science.aah5298, 2017.  


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New Food Words of 2015

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A near-ending game board, tiles and racks of the magnetic Pocket Scrabble (International, Mattel, Inc.) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you are a Scrabble player, you will certainly want to be aware of these new words that describe food-related items and topics. My personal favorite would be Wine-O ‘Clock.   Enjoy!!