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Scientists have discovered a delicious way to use ultrasound to determine the best chocolate.

By Dave Roos

Were dozens of restaurant owners in China wasting time trying to get diners to ride General Tso's white horse ? What would really happen if you ate opium-laced food?

By Chris Opfer

Flavorists are enlisted by food manufacturers to concoct new and improved flavors for food. But how natural is the process?

By Sarah Dowdey