Researchers identify genes that give cannabis its flavor

UBC scientists have scanned the genome of cannabis plants to find the genes responsible for giving various strains their lemony, skunky or earthy flavors, an important step for the budding legal cannabis industry.

Team discovers key to restoring great tomato flavor

What's wrong with the supermarket tomato? Consumers say they lack flavor, so a University of Florida researcher led a global team on a mission to identify the important factors that have been lost and put them back into modern ...

Video: Are we running out of vanilla?

Vanilla is more than a standby ice cream flavor. It's used to flavor approximately 18,000 food products worldwide and in nearly every sweet you can think of. But a shortage of vanilla beans and a rising demand for them means ...

Hazardous chemicals discovered in flavored e-cigarette vapor

Building on more than 30 years of air quality research in some of the most polluted urban environments on Earth, a team of atmospheric scientists at the Desert Research Institute (DRI) have turned their attention toward the ...

Meeting demand for 'natural' vanilla calls for creativity

In recent years, consumers have increasingly been looking for "natural" ingredients in their food products. But when it comes to one of the world's most popular flavors, vanilla, meeting that demand has been difficult. So ...

Two approaches to enhancing tomato flavor

Anyone who has ever wondered why some tomatoes can taste so bland might be interested in the work of two Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in Fort Pierce, Florida. They are taking two different approaches to ...

Video: Why are truffles truly tremendous?

What is expensive, a delicious addition to pasta and grows underground on the roots of trees? You guessed it—truffles. While some people find the smell of truffles awful, for many people, the smell and flavor is worth tens ...

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