Wednesday, October 11, 2006


Talking about food, let me give this quote, dished out by the Quote of the Day on Google personalized home page:

I like rice. Rice is great if you're hungry and want 2000 of something.
-- Mitch Hedberg

Here's the NYTimes story:

What if the candy maker Mars could come up with an additive to the coating of its M&M’s and Skittles that would keep them fresher longer and inhibit melting? Or if scientists at Unilever could shrink the fat particles (and thereby the calories) in premium ice cream without sacrificing its taste and feel?

These ideas are still laboratory dreams. The common thread in these research projects and in product development at many other food companies is nanotechnology ...

These opening lines are just a hook to draw you in; the rest of this interesting and informative story discusses quite a few different things, including benefits and potential dangers of getting nano into our foods.