October 22, 2013

Collaborative Innovation

​We could just wait for serendipity to strike. But we learned that actively courting insight is more effective—not to mention fun.

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September 26, 2013

Pets can’t talk, but they can vote

Author: Amy McCarthy

​Our companion animals can’t voice their opinions about the food we feed them—at least not in words. But they can vote their preference in other ways. At AFB International’s Palatability Assessment Resource Center (PARC) west of St. Louis, Mo., we’ve honed the science of understanding dog and cat flavor preferences through their food consumption.

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September 26, 2013

Do cats experience flavor fatigue?

Author: Nancy Rawson

​When we eat the same thing—even something we find really tasty—day after day, we’re likely to tire of it. That tends to make us think other species will react the same way. And for some, like other primates and even rodents, research shows that’s true.

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