Serving Up Science The series all about food: where it comes from and how it impacts our health and our planet. History buff, foodie and science writer Sheril Kirshenbaum serves up a side of science and history, explores the reasons behind the recipe, and offers some tasty tips on your favorite foods.WKAR host Karel Vega joins Sheril for the weekly podcast and broadcast Wednesdays during All Things Considered on 90.5 FM in mid-Michigan.
Serving Up Science

Serving Up Science

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The series all about food: where it comes from and how it impacts our health and our planet. History buff, foodie and science writer Sheril Kirshenbaum serves up a side of science and history, explores the reasons behind the recipe, and offers some tasty tips on your favorite foods.WKAR host Karel Vega joins Sheril for the weekly podcast and broadcast Wednesdays during All Things Considered on 90.5 FM in mid-Michigan.

Most Recent Episodes

Are Meal Kits Right For You? | Serving Up Science

On this episode of Serving Up Science, science writer Sheril Kirshenbaum and WKAR's Karel Vega discuss how useful and environmentally friendly meal kits are.

Turkey And Thanksgiving, The Inseparable Duo | Serving Up Science

A turkey trot isn't just a run for families. On this episode of Serving Up Science, science writer Sheril Kirshenbaum and WKAR's Karel Vega discuss the history of turkeys for Thanksgiving dinner.

Current State for Nov. 17-18, 2018

On this edition of Current State - A Serving Up Science takeover: The MSU Fall 2018 Food Literacy and Engagement Poll shows what Americans understand and are concerned about regarding their food; Low carb diets seem like a good idea on the surface, but all nutrients are necessary in moderation; You may soon be faced with another decision when buying meat at the grocery store: farm-raised vs laboratory-grown.

Food Waste Costs Our Wallets & World| Serving Up Science

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, Americans tend to buy a lot of food for the holiday, but some of it goes to waste. An expert explains the thousands of dollars Americans throw away every year & the impact on the planet.

Exploring The Killer Candy Myth | Serving Up Science

From poison to sharp objects, there has been a concern among parents for decades that their children's Halloween candy is unsafe. On this episode of Serving Up Science, science writer Sheril Kirshenbaum and WKAR's Karel Vega discuss the origins of Halloween and how "killer candy" is only a myth.

Latest MSU Food Literacy Survey Reveals Shoppers' Misconceptions

The Michigan State University Fall 2018 Food Literacy and Engagement Poll shows what Americans understand and are concerned about regarding their food. But, it also shows where gaps in knowledge exist. On this episode of Serving Up Science, science writer Sheril Kirshenbaum and WKAR's Karel Vega discuss food misconceptions.

Has The Spread Of Pumpkin Spice Gone Too Far? | Serving Up Science

On this episode of Serving Up Science, science writer Sheril Kirshenbaum and WKAR's Karel Vega discuss where pumpkin spice originated and if companies have gone too far.

How Your Oral Health Affects Your Entire Body | Serving Up Science

Brushing and flossing are both vital for maintaining strong teeth, but there are more ways to keep your mouth, and your body, healthy. One way is being mindful of what you eat. On this episode of Serving Up Science, science writer Sheril Kirshenbaum and WKAR's Karel Vega speak with Dr. Jason Mashni about oral health.

After More Than Half A Century, America's Favorite Apple Has Been Dethroned | Serving Up Science

Red Delicious apples have been around since the end of the 19th century. They were a favorite due to their dark red color, suggesting the apple's ripeness. On this episode of Serving Up Science, science writer Sheril Kirshenbaum and WKAR's Karel Vega discuss America's favorite apples.

After More Than Half A Century, America's Favorite Apple Has Been Dethroned | Serving Up Science

Are Low Carb Diets, Like Keto, Good For Your Body? | Serving Up Science

Low carb diets seem like a good idea on the surface, but all nutrients are necessary in moderation. On this episode of Serving Up Science, science writer Sheril Kirshenbaum and WKAR's Karel Vega speak with Dr. Robin Tucker, assistant professor in the department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Michigan State University, about the pros and cons of a low carb diet.

Are Low Carb Diets, Like Keto, Good For Your Body? | Serving Up Science

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