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February 9, 2015 Issue

Volume 93, Issue 6
February 9, 2015 Issue, Vol. 93 | Iss. 6
As foodmakers add protein to more of the things we eat, could a switch to plant-based proteins help our health and the planet?
By Melody M. Bomgardner
(pp. 8-13)
Chemical giant celebrates its 150th anniversary with events aimed at developing solutions to global 
challenges (pp. 16-18)
Science & Technology
Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning examines the scientific evidence behind the titillating claims (p.29)
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