Food Science Facts and Myths: Is MSG Bad for You?

Long before wheat and sugar, a popular salt craze swept across America. Salt in this case was the popular monosodium glutamate (MSG) flavor enhancer, common in Chinese food, soups, and meats. Glutamic acid is also naturally present in our body. It was used as an additive from 1908, it gives …

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10 false scientific facts that everyone knows

We’ve heard it from moms, dads, teachers, doctors and – perhaps most telling – the dairy industry. Want to be strong and tall and have the strongest bones in the neighborhood? Drink your Milk. As a 5 foot (1.5 meter) tall weakling who was forced to drink milk every day …

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Sergio Della Sala: scientific facts, not fiction

Kids can benefit from science festivals, but it’s naïve to think that discussing science can counteract misinformation. Photo: free We go to a burger bar and are tempted by the scrumptious images on the walls showing scrumptious sandwiches filled with tender, chewy beef with the most delicious sauces. If we …

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