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Food & Culture deals with how we perceive food in our daily lives and how it can affect us in both positive and negative ways.


From Lo Mein to Lasagna: Noodles of the World Quiz

 From Lo Mein to Lasagna: Noodles of the World Quiz

The world of noodles extends far beyond spaghetti and ramen. Test your knowledge of different types of noodles with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

When did we begin genetically engineering food?

 When did we begin genetically engineering food?

The practice of genetically engineering food started taking off after some key discoveries about DNA. Learn when we began genetically engineering food. See more »

Why is there a gluten-free backlash?

 Why is there a gluten-free backlash?

Gluten-free diets have become the diet trend du jour in the U.S. Find out why there is a gluten-free backlash at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How close are we to a meal pill?

 How close are we to a meal pill?

A meal pill might cure world hunger. Find out how close we are to developing a meal pill at HowStuffWorks. See more »

What does 'No Added Sugar' really mean?

 What does 'No Added Sugar' really mean?

When you see a 'No Added Sugar' label, just what exactly does that mean? Learn about food labels and sugar-free products at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Is there a biological reason to eat three meals a day?

 Is there a biological reason to eat three meals a day?

Is there a biological reason to eat three meals a day, or is it a societal construct? Find out at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Soda Fountains Work

 How Soda Fountains Work

Soda fountains once dispensed pure carbonated water that could be mixed with hundreds of flavors. Learn more about the history of soda fountains. See more »

How Soylent Works

 How Soylent Works

Soylent is stuffed full of vitamins and minerals and can replace the meals you're tired of making. Learn all about Soylent. See more »

How many people does one farmer feed in a year?

 How many people does one farmer feed in a year?

One farmer's annual output can feed many people -- but exactly how many? Find out how tricky it is to see how many people a farmer feeds each year. See more »

Should you make your own kimchi?

 Should you make your own kimchi?

The health benefits of fermented cabbage are touted by kimchi fans. Find out if homemade is the way to go to get your kimchi fix. See more »