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Taking a bite for science

Students test their granola bar against the store-bought competition

A small door slides open and a hand pushes out Sample 322. Crunch. Crunch. Mmmm, tastes like blueberry. Flip a switch and the door opens again with Sample 763. This one definitely has a strawberry tinge to it. Recently, more than 100 students, staff and faculty members participated in a blind taste test in the Food Science and Nutrition Sensory…

Space-age taste

New book gives history of astronaut food — plus out-of-this-world recipes

Charles Bourland, who earned a PhD in food science and nutrition from the University of Missouri in 1970, spent 30 years with NASA developing food for astronauts.