Dr. Flavor at MIT—Stressing out plants for flavor

Dr. Flavor at MIT—Stressing out plants for flavor

Stressing out your plants can make them more delicious, and using the controllable environments at the MIT Open Agriculture Initiative, I’m going to measure how, to take this idea from concept to knowledge tool. My training is in flavor chemistry, and most of flavor...
MAD Science at WIRED — The Quest for Flavor

MAD Science at WIRED — The Quest for Flavor

  Our head of Research and MAD Scientist, Arielle Johnson, is on a quest for flavor, bringing tools from engineers, plant scientists, microbiologists, and scholars to make science out of some of the ideas that have been percolating through MAD. Right now...
Eating Invaders

Eating Invaders

Anna Lipin is a current student at Yale whose writing has appeared in Lucky Peach and Cherry Bombe. She’s a staff member of the Yale Sustainable Food Program, which is partnering with MAD in the inaugural MAD Yale Leadership summit in June. I’m sitting in...
Fighting Food Waste, One Small Battle at a Time

Fighting Food Waste, One Small Battle at a Time

Diletta Parente is a food activist and co-founder of Plataforma Aprofitem els Aliments, a Barcelona-based NGO dedicated to efforts in reducing food waste. In this article, she shares the story of how she joined the food waste movement, and what her work entails. Food...
Culture of the Kitchen: Cooks Weigh In

Culture of the Kitchen: Cooks Weigh In

René asked, “How do we change the culture of our kitchens?” Here are your responses.  I find it hard to believe that in an industry where hospitality is king, workers are not treated hospitably. We strive to create comfortable, warm, memorable experiences for guests...
MAD and the Future of Hope – Sadza

MAD and the Future of Hope – Sadza

Chido Govera came to MAD 2 in 2012 to tell her story of how she became a farmer and activist in her home country, Zimbabwe. MAD has been collaborating with Chido and her growing Future of Hope Foundation in Harare to turn ideas into empowerment for women, girls, and...

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