A space for those who care about the science behind their food.

Why do astronauts undereat while in space?

Astronaut Mars

Who in 2021 does not know about Elon Musk? It would probably be weird if so, because Elon, rather than a mind which is changing the world, is a trend. To agree on this, you just need to take a look at the memes that he continuously posts on his Twitter account or to the […]

What does the future taste like?

Book "A que sabe el futuro" by Pedro Rivero

So yes, today’s post is about my book. More than 1,000 days have passed since I decided to embark on this challenging but above all exciting adventure of being a book writer. “What does the future taste like?” is an easy to read and enjoyable book that faces issues relative to the food of the […]

Insects as food and feed

Book insects as food and feed

If you are addicted to steak and processed meats in the XXI century, you probably have been told that red meat is not as healthy as other protein-rich food items would be. If that is not the case and you are indeed a vegetarian, I bet some “experts” in nutrition have tried to convince you that […]

Dinner with Darwin

Dinner With Darwin

Who would refuse a dinner proposition like this? In Dinner with Darwin, researcher Jonathan Silvertown details the relationships between humans, our nutrition, and our environment through the lens of evolution. Dinner with Darwin, though, is not the average science book you would expect. Indeed, Silvertown expected foodies like us to read it, and structured the reading […]

Does viscosity always work the same?

Viscous material flowing

A proper milkshake, yoghurt, or fruit juice are simple instances of mass-produced food items that rely heavily on their viscosities to meet consumer expectations. For example, who would like liquified ketchup on top of their burgers? Probably nobody. Good ketchup should be viscous enough to be spreadable and palatable. Although viscosity might sound like a […]

Mealworms declared safe for humans to eat


The European Union’s 27 nations gave the green light Tuesday to a proposal to put the Tenebrio Molitor beetle’s larvae (mealworms) on the market as a “novel food.”

How healthy is in fact the stevia sweetener?


Can you imagine a sugar that is actually healthy and not containing any calories? That’s what they say stevia is, a healthy alternative to sucrose or other artificial sweeteners such as saccharin. But is it as healthy and non-artificial as it has been reported to be in the media? Find in this blog post everything […]

Insects as sustainable food ingredients

Did you know that we, humans, are indeed insectivorous? This is perhaps the greatest irony of the cultural avoidance of edible insects. Dear reader, be ready because this book will demonstrate to you the feasibility and value of insects as a sustainable commodity for food.

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