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In the 18th century Joseph Priestley and others developed processes for manufacturing artificially carbonated mineral water, uniting the therapeutic powers of an ancient natural restorative with the emerging science of modern chemistry.
Brave New Butter
In the early 20th century, chemists prophesied a future that seemed both surreal and somehow within reach.
A Recipe for Good Health
John Harvey Kellogg’s Battle Creek Sanitarium was at the intersection of new ideas of religion, health, and nutrition.
Probing the Mysteries of Human Digestion
The strange, sometimes sickening things we’ve done to understand what goes on inside our guts.
Processed: Food Science and the Modern Meal
Tools & Technology
The early 20th century was a rich time for creating new ways to process food.