Tom Palchak – Food Scientist and Manager of Penn State’s Berkey Creamery (Part 2 of 2)

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

What is your take on the position of some very reputable scientists that pasteurization and processing of milk is actually detrimental to human health? To be blunt, my position is one of deep concern. Let’s be clear, milk sustains life and promotes growth in humans. Recently criticism of pasteurized milk has become a sort of […]

Tom Palchak – Food Scientist and Manager of Penn State’s Berkey Creamery (Part 1 of 2)

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

Tom Palchak is the Manager of the world-famous Berkey Creamery on the campus of Penn State University in State College, Pennsylvania. We recently had a chance to speak with him about his career as a food scientist and the day-to-day running of the Creamery. Where are you from? I was born in Trafford, Pennsylvania; a […]

Saul Griffith, PhD – MacArthur Fellow and Inventor (Part 1 of 2)

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

Dr. Saul Griffith was awarded the MacArthur grant (aka “the genius grants”) in 2007 at the age of 33 for being “the prodigy of invention in service of the world community.” He is based at his company Squid Labs in Alameda, California where his protean interests are continuing. He recently took time out of his […]

Gary K. Beauchamp, PhD – Director of Monell Chemical Senses Center

Monday, January 14th, 2008

Dr. Gary Beauchamp is the director of the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia. Known to Philly residents by the iconic statue of a nose in front of the building on Monell’s West Philadelphia campus, the Center (celebrating their 40th anniversary this year) is a world leader in the study of taste and smell. Dr. […]