Ensuring accuracy of weights and measurements
Americans rely on many measurements of mass and volume in their daily lives, from weighing broccoli at the grocery store to putting gas in the family car. In order to ensure both consumer confidence and uniformity ...
Edible coatings for ready-to-eat fresh fruits and vegetables
The scientist who turned fresh-cut apple slices into a popular convenience food, available ready-to-eat in grocery stores, school cafeterias and fast-food restaurants, today described advances in keeping other foods fresh, ...
Predators have outsized influence over habitats, research says
A grasshopper's change in diet to high-energy carbohydrates while being hunted by spiders may affect the way soil releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, according to Yale and Hebrew University researchers ...
Free antibiotics: The wrong prescription for cold and flu season
With an epidemic of antibiotic-resistant infections growing, experts are warning grocery-store pharmacies that antibiotics giveaways are an unhealthy promotional gimmick. If grocery stores want to help customers and save ...
Why or 'wine-not' let New York groceries sell wine?
(PhysOrg.com) -- A Cornell researcher has developed simulation models to predict the economic implications of selling wine in New York grocery stores. With a new law, the state could reap about $22 million a year.
Enticing words on bags of potato chips have a lot to say about social class, researchers find
(PhysOrg.com) -- Like politicians who adopt regional accents to appeal to local audiences, the manufacturers of potato chips vary the wording on their bags to convey their products' authenticity in different ...
Avoiding the aisles at the grocery store can help keep off unwanted pounds
(PhysOrg.com) -- Shopping the perimeter of your local grocery store and avoiding the aisles will give you a head start on fighting the battle of the bulge.
Grocery store chain mixes high and low tech to increase sales
Genealogical tourism redefining leisure travel market, professor says
For the work-weary, the word "vacation" may conjure images of leisurely, carefree days at the beach sipping umbrella drinks. But according to published research by a University of Illinois expert in tourism ...
Asiatic pear genome sequenced
The first sequencing of the Asiatic pear genome has recently been completed by an international consortium of seven worldwide universities and institutions including the University of Illinois.
Shoppers shrug off fears about toxic reusable bags
(AP) -- So you care about the environment, and you take a reusable shopping bag with you to the grocery store to avoid polluting the planet with countless plastic sacks. Now you find out your bag is made ...
Cooling inflammation for healthier arteries
Agricultural Research Service (ARS)-funded scientists have reported new reasons for choosing "heart-healthy" oats at the grocery store.
Study: 'Generic' brands save you money, even if you don't buy them
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study from the W. P. Carey School of Business suggests the simple presence of the store brand can save you money at the grocery store, even if you don't buy it.
Will organic fruit, vegetables get cheaper soon?
Many grocery stores now carry at least some types of organic fruit and vegetables, thanks to the growing demand for these products that are viewed as more environmentally friendly and safer to eat than other produce. From ...