November 13, 2008 8:00 pm
Let’s get right to the point: Corn is much more than a backyard barbecue side dish. In fact, there are more than 3,500 different uses for corn products: Chewing gum, peanut butter, vitamins, paint, antibiotics and ethanol fuel are just few examples.
November 20, 2008 8:00 pm
According to the University of Illinois Extension, 97 percent of Americans eat turkey at Thanksgiving, and 87 percent of people in the U.K. eat turkey at Christmas. Roasting up a big bird is a treat -- it's probably fair to say that many of these noshers look forward to their meaty meals long before the holidays.
December 4, 2008 8:00 pm
Log cabins may be a historical footnote and fossil fuels may reign supreme, but forests remain critical natural resources. What does the future hold for Paul Bunyan's favorite industry?
December 11, 2008 8:00 pm
You could call water a liquid paradox.
December 18, 2008 8:00 pm
Barley, water, hops and yeast might not sound like a recipe for success, but to the beer connoisseur, the fine balance of those four ingredients is the stuff of legend.
January 8, 2009 8:00 pm
If you need a handy metal, you can't get much better than aluminum.
January 15, 2009 8:00 pm
Nutritional and versatile, wheat isn't just for food anymore. Explore its surprising uses in everything from brewing beverages to building houses.
January 22, 2009 8:00 pm
From Columbia to coffeehouses we talk to farmers, baristas, and everyone in between about the incredible beverage that fuels the World.
January 29, 2009 8:00 pm
We delve into the science of salt, the prehistoric, life-sustaining mineral that has 14,000 known uses from seasoning food to so much more.
February 12, 2009 8:00 pm
Durable, flexible, waterproof, and of course, bouncy, rubber is versatile enough for things as different as basketballs and Hollywood special effects.
February 19, 2009 8:00 pm
Lead has gone from a dangerous to indispensable product that is evolving past its former stigma to become an integral part of our daily lives.
March 21, 2009 8:00 pm