The Significance of Picky Eating

May 9, 2012


Ms. Shoubash's students test the bitter/sweet properties of various plants in her Foods class. (Lori L. Stalteri/Flickr)

Danielle Renee Reed is a researcher at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia. She explains why sensitivity to bitter tastes has been a key to good health for many species.

Watch Neil deGrasse Tyson meet a genetically modified mouse that can't sense bitter tastes.

Watch Video Short: Blocking Bitter Taste on PBS. See more from NOVA scienceNOW.

NOVA: Picky Eaters
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