If junk food is so bad for you, why does it taste so good? It’s partly because humans have evolved to crave foods high in sugar, salt and fat. But it’s also because junk food is engineered to exploit these cravings.

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Erin Gonzales spoke at Mohawk College in Hamilton about her work as an entrepreneur. Her company, Bread’n Batter, shares a piece of Filipino tradition through baked goods and sweets.

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Ever wondered how Caramilk bars are made or why dogs can't eat chocolate? In celebration of World Chocolate Day (July 7), we've pulled together CurioCity's top resources on the science of chocolate and sugar.

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Has your fresh juicy apple been replaced by an unsightly brown fruit? A special compound called polyphenol oxidase (PPO) is behind the transformation.

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The butchers of the future will sell meat that have never been part of a living animal. Instead, meat will be made from cultured cells. In other words, it will be grown outside the body, instead of on an animal.

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Dates contains most of the nutrition you need to maintain a healthy diet. They’re small and you don’t even need to cut or peel them. Just grab and eat!

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Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield shows us his "kitchen" in space and prepares a zero-g treat. Free-floating food-eating ensues, complete with a tumbling tortilla. (2:26 min.)

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Space food has changed over the years. Astronauts can enjoy such delicacies as beef stroganoff and re-hydrated spinach. But getting all this food ready to be eaten in a gravity-free environment is more complicated than you'd imagine.

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Researchers have found that consuming foods rich in flavanols is linked to more efficient blood flow, which can improve brain function.

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Egg whites and a little sugar are what gives meringue its wonderful texture.

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