5 Science Breakthroughs That Changed the Way We Ate

5 Science Breakthroughs That Changed the Way We Ate

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Jerry James Stone
Apr 18, 2015
Skylab astronaut food from 1970.
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Science and food are natural buddies. From cooking food with fire, to genetically modified apples, the study of food has affected the way we eat and cook. Today we consume food in a way that would’ve been unheard of a mere century or so ago. And modern life is not only made easier by these discoveries, it’s made possible by them.

It's tough to pick just a few of the great discoveries in food science, but here are our considered picks for the five that changed our lives the most.

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