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A Cleaner Meat

March 29, 2022

Mosa Meat is a company in the Netherlands. Its scientists grow meat in a lab. It looks just like the meat you buy in a supermarket. Why are people making lab-grown meat? It might be better for the environment. Most…

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Technology

Making Meat

March 28, 2022

Meat grown in a lab starts with a cow. It ends up similar to a regular burger. But making it is harmless to the animal. Mosa Meat is one company growing beef. Learn about the steps below. 1. Cells are…

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Health

Summer Snacking

May 21, 2021

Popsicles are a summer treat. But are they good fuel for playing outside? Here are some healthy snack ideas from cookbook author Katie Kimball. 1. Make a System. A snack schedule makes everyone happier. Create one with your family. Then…

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Science

Future Food

March 20, 2020

In the future, people might eat a new kind of meat. It will be grown in a lab. Lab-grown meat starts off as tiny cells that are safely taken from animals. Scientists feed the cells nutrients. The cells grow and…

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World

Food for Good

October 25, 2019

On September 1, Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas. It damaged houses. It flooded neighborhoods. It left people without food and water. After the storm, a team of chefs sprang into action. The team was led by chef José Andrés. He…

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Health

Allergy Relief?

October 25, 2019

More than a million children in the United States are allergic to peanuts. Many of them have to go to a hospital when they have an allergic reaction. A new treatment for peanut allergies could be on the way. In…

Environment

Waste Not

August 30, 2019

Each weekday, some 30 million students in the United States eat a school lunch. Then they fill cafeteria trash cans with uneaten food. Wasted food is a waste of money, a missed chance to feed hungry people, and bad…

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Health

The Peanut Solution

February 22, 2019

Nearly 2 million kids in the United States are allergic to peanuts. Brett Treichel, 13, is one of them. For Brett and others who are allergic, even a tiny bit of peanut can be dangerous. “I have to be careful…

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Community

Fish for Lunch

October 12, 2018

Salmon burgers. Salmon mac-and-cheese. These foods are on the school-lunch menu in Sitka, Alaska. The salmon comes from fishing in the area. This is thanks to Sitka’s Fish to Schools program. It brings wild-caught fish to local school lunchrooms. “Fish…

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Environment

Eating Cactus

April 23, 2018

Some cactuses can be eaten. One is the prickly pear cactus. Its fruit is sweet. It is used in juices, jams, and candies. A prickly pear’s pads are also edible. They are prepared and eaten like vegetables. They are a…