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Science Supersized Your Turkey Dinner

Wired runs a piece on the scientific modification of our Thanksgiving dinner, focusing on the sugar levels of corn and the size of turkeys:
Most everything on your plate has undergone tremendous genetic change under the intense selective pressures of industrial farming. Pilgrims and American Indians ate foods called corn and turkey, but the actual organisms [...]

Artificial Mouth Can Taste if Something Has a Flavor

Wired reports on what they're calling the Bitebot, an artificial mouth developed by French engineers that can simulate "the conditions inside a human maw—from the saliva to the grinding motion—and then whisks away the compounds for analysis."

Frankenfood: Purple Tomatoes

Lest you thought scientists gave up splicing genes from one thing to another, here come purple tomatoes, engineered to maybe ward off cancer:
The tomato is purple because it contains the same class of health-promoting pigments found in blueberries, blackberries and cranberries. The pigments are thought to ward off some of the most serious diseases associated [...]

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