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How Chemistry Helps You Enjoy Holiday Festivities

The holiday season is upon us. Let’s look at some of the ways chemistry helps us enjoy the many activities of the season.

The Chemistry of a Healthy Thanksgiving

On Thanksgiving, we express gratitude and share a traditional meal with family and friends. And whether you’re cooking a feast for two or 20, you can be thankful for the role that chemistry plays when preparing the turkey, side dishes, and pies.

The Sweet Chemistry of Five Summer Fruits

You may hear a lot of talk that “chemical free” foods are the healthiest for you and your family. But even Mother Nature knows that chemicals are in everything, including the healthiest, most delicious foods.

Keeping Lunch Cool: The Chemistry of Lunch Boxes

As parents are preparing kids for back-to-school, lunch boxes are often at the top of the shopping list. Lunch boxes can fit easily into backpacks and help protect soft foods like bananas and peaches during busy commutes and chaotic school days.

Is It Safe to Microwave Plastic? Answering Common Safety Questions About Plastics Food Packaging

Heating up last night’s leftovers in a plastic container? It’s easy to check to see whether a plastic container or wrap is safe to use in the microwave.

Sweet Colors: Food Coloring and Dyes

While Mother Nature makes an impressive array of colors, those that would work as food dyes are limited. Food dyes or color additives need to meet certain technical aspects to color food.

Does Coffee Need a Cancer Warning Label in California?

Have you heard that your cup of coffee may come with a cancer warning in California? For many people, the idea of starting the morning without their regular latte or double espresso is unthinkable.

The Science of Candy: Sugar Chemistry

June is National Candy Month, and the National Confectioners Association recently unveiled the top three summer candy flavors: strawberry, watermelon, and cherry, and the types of candy enjoyed most during the summer...

Types of Plastic Food Packaging and Safety: A Close-Up Look

You don’t have to be a scientist to understand the many ways plastics are useful.

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