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College hosts science-inspired food event

The College of New Jersey in Ewing Township, N.J., recently hosted a dining event aimed to show the connection between science and food, nj.com reported.

The college’s science school partnered with dining services for the event, which featured a “biologically diverse” menu from the evolutionary tree of life.

Ten stations showcased foods from the three branches of the tree, which include bacteria, archaea and eukaryotes (animals, fungi and plants, respectively). Menu items included cumin-roasted lamb, cheddar insect larvae and a Reuben sandwich made with jackfruit.

Attendees received handouts and talked to biology students to learn about the science behind the meals they were eating.

Read the full story via nj.com

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