National Geographic : 2014 Oct
The Future of Food natgeofood.com EXPLORE 35 million lbs PHOTO: REBECCA HALE, NGM STAFF. ART: ÁLVARO VALIÑO Hungry for information? Make a selection from our menu of food facts—and taste more at natgeofood.com. DANGEROUS LEAVES Rhubarb leaves contain a toxic substance and are poisonous, even though the stalks are fine to eat. LIFE SAVERS Life Savers candies were invented by a chocolate maker who wanted to sell sweets that wouldn’t melt in the summer. CHOCOWEEN A 2013 survey found that 72 percent of people prefer chocolate at Halloween. RICE TO THE PEOPLE Rice is the staple food for more than half the world’s population. TEA COORDINATES What Westerners know as black tea (such as English breakfast) is called red tea in China. CORNY HALLOWEEN More than 35 million pounds of candy corn (original name: chicken feed) are produced annually.