By:Â Dylan Rodgers
My fiance and I just opened one room in our apartment to a European couple to give them shelter as they looked for residence here in NYC.Â As I gave them the neighborhood tour, ultimately stopping at the food market, they asked me a question I guess I have always just taken for granted:Â “Why is your beef in America so red?Â Ours has more of a blue-grey hue.”
The question at first caught me off guard and I thought, “Well surely American beef companies dye their meat to make it more appealing.” Â I decided to do a bit of research into the subject and surprisingly landed on a shocking experiment conducted by Benjamin Franklin.
We have all heard the story about Ben Franklin flying a kite with a key attached to it, thereby unraveling the mystery of lightening in 1752.Â Well I’m here to tell you about another story; one that happened three years before and altered the world of food forever. Read More