Tiny Matters

A science podcast about things small in size but big in impact. Every other Wednesday, join hosts Sam Jones and Deboki Chakravarti as they unpack the little things that make the big things in our world (both good and bad) possible.

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Humans have been finding ways of preserving food for thousands of years—long before the invention of silica gel packs that absorb moisture or chemicals that keep away bacteria and mold. This week’s Tiny Matters is about the evolution of food preservatives and additives and the regulations that came about to keep us safe from the more dangerous ones we came up with (ahem, arsenic candies).


Sam Jones, PhD

Science Writer & Exec Producer

Deboki Chakravarti, PhD

Science Writer & Co-Host

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