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Feast Your Eyes: Taco Ingredients Under the Microscope

GOOD reader Adam Saynuk sent us these stunning micro-photographs of different taco ingredients.


GOOD reader Adam Saynuk sent us these stunning micro-photographs of different taco ingredients. Saynuk explains that the Hoboken-based Taco Truck gave him 35 little cups filled with everything from red cabbage and diced tomato to Mexican cinnamon and guajillo chiles.

I shot them with a high-magnification lens. The vibrant colors present in the photos are all natural. It's often surprising how much color is available in tiny things that our eyes can't normally see.

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Food Studies: The Four Reasons People Choose a Restaurant

When dining out is your homework: In a Food Entrepreneurship class at NYU, Megan is learning what it takes to get people to choose your restaurant.

Food Studies features the voices of volunteer student bloggers from a variety of different food- and agriculture-related programs at universities around the world. Don't miss Megan's first post, in which she describes a semester in NYU's Food Studies program, writing about South Korea's kimchi crisis at the same time as studying wine list creation.

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Quick disclaimer: We are patently against fearmongering, so don't anyone start panicking. That being said, when you look at some of the ingredients used in cosmetics and body-care products, it raises some serious questions of the "How is that even possible?" variety. Well, here's how: The cosmetics industry is self-policed, operating with very little regulatory oversight. As such, it is free to use just about anything it wants in its products, no matter how bizarre (or gross, or dangerous).

As the FDA literature states: "With the exception of color additives and a few prohibited ingredients, a cosmetic manufacturer may, on his own responsibility, use essentially any raw material as a cosmetic ingredient and market the product without approval."

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