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The Rice Engineers

The following is a fascinating one suggested by a reader – the process behind removing the hard shell of rice before it gets to our homes, and the brilliance and diligence of the people who made rice farming and hulling (removal of its outer hard covering) possible. Much of the brilliance is really about the way it became possible.

http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/the-rube-goldberg-of-rice?utm_source=tny&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=dailyemail&mbid=nl_Daily%2520%28216%29

On Microwaves and Microwaving

There’s another interesting link by another reader. It explains how microwaving food is neither harmful nor unhealthy.

http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/02/26/jane-says-everything-you-know-about-microwaves-wrong?cmpid=foodinc-fb

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