Before you post another Instagram picture of your awesome entree, consider what you’re doing to your friends’ taste buds. You may be wearing them out, even if they never take a bite of the thing. That’s according to a study from Brigham Young University’s School of Management that’s been doing the rounds Monday. The study took 232 students and asked them to rate pictures of food by how tasty they looked. Half were given pictures of sweet treats, the others looked at salty snaps: a whopping 60 Instagrams’ worth of each. See also: 8 Signs You’ve Overfiltered Your Instagram Photos At the end of the experiment, the participants were given peanuts (the snack, not the metaphorical poor payment). The ones who had been looking at salty snacks, across the board, reported enjoying the peanuts less. This fits with established theories on satiation. “Youre becoming tired of that taste without even eating the food, said professor Ryan Elder, who co-authored the study. Its sensory boredom. Youve kind of moved on. You dont want that taste experience anymore. “Even I felt a little sick to my stomach during the study after looking at all the sweet pictures we had,” added co-author Jeff Larsen.
Where Food Comes From(R) Announces Joint Marketing Agreement With Micro Technologies to Provide Greater Value for the Beef Supply Chain
(ICS) verification divisions. In addition, the Company’s Where Food Comes From retail and restaurant labeling program utilizes the verification of product attributes to connect consumers to the sources of the food they purchase through product labeling and web-based information sharing and education. Go to www.wherefoodcomesfrom.com for additional information. About Micro Technologies An MWI Company, Micro is a value-added distributor to the production animal market, including the distribution of feed additives, pharmaceuticals, vaccines, parasiticides, supplies, and other animal health products. Micro also is a leading innovator of proprietary, computerized management systems for the production animal market. Micro is headquartered in Amarillo, Texas. http://www.microbeef.com CAUTIONARY STATEMENT This news release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, based on current expectations, estimates and projections that are subject to risk. Forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain, and actual events could differ materially from the Company’s predictions. Important factors that could cause actual events to vary from predictions include those discussed in our SEC filings. Specifically, statements in this news release about plans to develop new solutions and initiatives for the beef industry; expectations for 1,000 new customers and $700,000 in new revenue resulting from the Micro transaction; and demand for, and impact and efficacy of, the Company’s products and services on the marketplace are forward-looking statements that are subject to a variety of factors, including availability of capital, personnel and other resources; competition; governmental regulation of the agricultural industry; the market for beef and other commodities; and other factors. Readers should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.