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MidMorning with Aundrea (Part 1) - July 18, 2017
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You one upped them.

Bearef w be careful while you're grilling out this summer.

We'll have some safety tips.

And, the world's fastest car.

It'll only cost you about 3-million.

Plus, inside a tasty exhibit at the "nationa museum of african-american history and culture.

Midmorning starts right now.

A nerepo a new report is raising questions about chemicals found in foods, particularly the cheese powder used in some macaroni and cheese products.

Don champion reports.

The report funded by four advocacy groups says common chemicals known as phthalates are found in some macaroni and cheese and other cheese products.

The findings are not surprising or inconsistent unfortunately with increasing literature that has documented phthalates easily getting into and staying in especially dairy products phthalates are chemicals used to make plastics soft and can get into food during packaging and processing.

They can disrupt the hormones in the body, and could affect the developing brains of children.

Nats dr. leonardo trasande at nyu langone medical center says his research has shown a link between phthalates and increases in blood pressure and resistance to insulin in children.

While it's difficult to avoid phthalates, dr. trasande says simple steps can reduce your exposure .

Eating fresh fruits and vegetables in particular is a great way to avoid contact with the food packaging in the first place.

Experts say don't microwave in plastic, the heat can cause the chemical to seep into your food.

Also, don't used the dishwasher for plastics.

Glass and stainless steel containers are good alternatives for storage.

And if a plastic container is scratched or damaged, it's best to toss it.

Don champion, cbs news.

Research also shows that phthalates can induce inflammation in our bodies related to diabetes and cardiovascular risk.

Most of us know you shouldn't eat potato salad that's been out all day.

But the life span of food outside the refrigerator or off the grill might be shorter than you would expect.

Kim hutcherson has more tells us more.

Summertime means sunshine, being outside and, of course, barbecues.

But how long can you leave food out before it is unsafe to eat?

The centers for disease control and prevention says... perishable food should go back in the refrigerator or freezer after two hours of being out to avoid salmonella contamination.

Food should be stored after one hour if the temperature is above ninety degrees.

Symptoms of salmonella poisoning can appear anywhere between six and forty-eight hours after ingesting contaminated foods andcan last up to seven days.

The c-d-c suggests to "clean separate, cook and chill" foo to prevent salmonella contamination.

Washing yourhands and utensils after working with raw meat or poultry or eggs is also suggested.

Separate raw proteins from other groceries in the refrigerator and use a food thermometer to ensure meats and dishesare properly cooked.

For today's health minute, i'm kim hutcherson.

Every summer, foodies of the world descend upon new york city to try the latest specialty foods like vegan snacks and "enhanced water.

Roxana saberi recently visited the summer fancy food show to see what new treats may end up on your plates soon.

From rice chips& to coconut milk caramels& "so this is dair free, vegan, and & gluten free."

180-thousand gourmet products filled this summer's "fancy foo show" in ne york& all competing for buyers .

And the market for specialty foods & is sizzling.

"we're 127 billio and growing rapidly."

The specialty foods association says millennials are their biggest consumers.

They're interested mostly in convenience.

But people of all ages are craving food that's healthy and better for the environment& "vegan ha become a big deal."

"this is match almond milk" even non-vegans are buying more plant-based products like almond milk.

"we hav consumers looking to plant- based products for health reasons and also sustainability reasons, looking to have a lower impact on the planet."

Interest in sustainable products is growing.

Almost 40% of manufacturers produce sustainable products compared to 22% last year.

The fastest- growing categories of specialty foods include wellness bars& yogurt& and "enhance water" & like thi oxygenated water.

"added oxygen i better for everything from mental clarity to recovery from exercise."

Let's say i drink this.

Am i going to have greater mental clarity and improved endurance?

Absolutely!

With one bottle?

Everybody is a little different.

And smaller producers are taking a bite out of the big guys.

"big brands ar struggling right now."

Smaller producers can respond more quickly to consumer demands.

They're also finding more ways to reach customers from local farmers markets to the internet.

Shoppers can even buy directly from manufacturers themselves.

And their appetite is directly from manufacturers themselves.

And their appetite is growing.

Roxana saberi, for cbs news children at the columbus boys and girls club now have their very own garden to tend.

The club cut the ribbon on the new garden facility this morning.

The project is part of m-u-w's sowing for success program.

They planted veggies last month, and now they are seeing signs of growth.

The kids will help take care of the garden every single day.

Staff members are excited to see the lessons this can teach these kids.

It shows that, you know, you can grow your own stuff.

You can grow it the way that you want to grow it.

And it show that sometimes...cause the garden is organic, so it doesn't mean that everything is bad for.

If we grow it ourselves, it's something that we'll eat.

That's what we're trying to teach them.

If you grow it yourself, you'll eat it pretty much.

In addition teaching the children about gardening and eating healthy, club leaders say the project teaches them responsibility.

It's fast.

And it's expensive.

We take you on a ride in the fastest car in the world when midmorning returns.

We'll be right back.

One the one of the most exclusive cars on the market today can go from zero to 60 in less than two and a half seconds.

The bugatti chiron can reach up to 261 mph and is said to be the fastest production car in the world.

Only 500 models were built worldwide, and half have reportedly already been sold.

Kris van cleave took the luxurious car for a ride.

That is what $3 million sounds like.

It's about what it's gonna cost you to get behind the wheel of the new bugatti.

It's the most expensive production vehicle made.

And if you think it looks good sitting here in the showroom, wait till you see it on the roads.

The new bugatti chiron is designed to get your attention... but you'd better look fast.

I'll accelerate, and then i'll hit the brakes pretty hard at the top.

Okay.

Whoa.

It's like being in a fighter jet.

And we're stopping.

Wow.

Like a fighter jet--we pulled nearly 2gs -- hitting 116 miles per hour in a just few seconds.

But that need for speed doesn't come cheap.

And you'll need to be in the tom cruise or jamie fox tax bracket to afford one.

What am i gonna spend if i want a bugatti?

I would say the average is 3.3-- three point-- $3.3 million.

$3.3 million?

Correct maurizio parlato is the car maker's chief operating officer.

You get one of 500 cars built worldwide, an exclusive limited edition.

You get-- a car which is the most powerful, most beautiful, and most-- luxurious car in the world.

Our customers, they own an average of 30, 35 cars.

And they want to make it, like, really the pinnacle of their collection.

Re-launched in the late 90s by volkswagen, the bugatti name traces its history to ettore bugatti who over a century ago built cars under the motto that no car could be too beautiful or too expensive.

Today, bugatti's are individually built by hand in france...where nearly every detail --from the specially designed carbon fiber skin to the color of the hand sewn stitching in the leather seats -- can all be customized.

The 1500 horsepower, 16 cylinder engine is the fastest in the world.

Bugatti engineers had to cap the top speed at 261 mph for safety reasons.

How fast could it go if you didn't have to limit the speed?

Listen, we don't know yet.

How is the gas mileage?

You know, that's a very good question.

We don't consider that.

No customer has asked for that.

But the car does come with four years of free maintenance... so there's that.

Of course, for the same 3 million, you could buy about 9 average american homes, give 13 kids an ivy-league education or buy a rolls royce phantom for each day of the week.

But a harvard degree can't do this: under two and a half seconds for zero to 60.

That's fast.

Butch leitzinger- is bugatti's official driver...yes, that's a real job.

This is the moonshot// from the beginning, this car was meant to be no compromises.

Well, bugatti did make one compromise... wow.

..

They let me drive it.

And that-- that's just asking very little throttle.

Right.

I was being conservative 'cause it's not my $3 million car.

The chiron feels like luxury and performs like a missile....and, like most people on the planet, i'll never be able to afford one.

.

This is so fun.

Can i take this home?

You better believe me.

You-- you wouldn't be the first to ask.

So that's a no?

That's a no.

Yes.

Ientts a scientists at mit developed a cheetah you won't find in the wild.

This robotic feline could one day reach places that are too dangerous for humans to enter.

Using less energy than a microwave, cheetah 3 is able to run smoothly with joints that can generate about as much power as a sports car.

The hope is, one day, cheetah 3 may become the first- ever robotic responder.

Dana jacobson got a first look at the technology behind the robot.

Cheetah can dance?

Yes.

So being able to move this // smoothly wasn't-- possible before // inspired by the world's fastest land animal, cheetah 3 runs on a complex computer system and is powered by customized electric motors.

Nat & m.i.t.

Professor sangbae kim and his team have been working on the cheetah for about 7 years.

When we first started-- you know, it's // just pure ambition to build something like a cheetah that can run and turn fast.// a lot of people told me, like, "you're trying t do something science fiction."

Guided by the animal world, kim set out to solve one of robotic's biggest challenges- mobility.

Looked at the cheetah and said, "wow, look a that spine.

Look at the backbone.

It's bending and exploding.

"that's probabl why they're fast."

The machine cheetah reaches speeds of 30 miles per hour.

Cheetah 3 has twice as much torque-- or rotational force--than earlier models& and, it's 12 joints give it four times more flexibility or range of motion.

Actually have as many muscles and joints like animals.// 15:49:37;14 so-- because increasing number of motors too expensive.

You need to actually increase the range of motion of each joint.

Nat alexa& cheetah even responds to commands powered by alexa voice technology.

Nat and packs sensors similar to the ones used in ballistic missiles.

One day, the cheetah may be used to care for the elderly.

Or in disaster relief.

Within 5 years, kim thinks the cheetah could be deployed in dangerous situations like the fukushima power plant meltdown.

They haven't been able to send anything that can actually do physical work like closing valves or removing debris.

Plants where radiation level that we don't want to send a human.

But, there are limits to artificial intelligence.

Cheetah, wiggle.

Cheetah wasn't in the right mode to respond to our commands - all part of the learning process.

And while you may not be able to take cheetah home& some day you may be able to 3- d print a robot that literally walks out of that printer.

Robots building robots?

That's right.

Rob maccurdy, a post-doctoral associate at m.i.t., can print this robot in about 24 hours.

Nat & he then adds what he calls the heart and brains of the robot--the battery and the motor.

Bring this robot to life?

Right.

The computer may help you create it, but it's still not ready to go?

That's right.

Yeah.

Robots like this that are expendable.

So, maybe they go down in some really dangerous place, or a really contaminated place, do some job, they go down and grab something, and move it from one point to another.

And then the robot is disposable// nat tedrake calk mit's toyota professor of robotics russ tedrake says the robot revolution is limited by a very mundane reality- short battery life.

So people think that robots are gonna take over if we keep teaching and building.

Is that a fair assumption?

If you can run for more than about five minutes then-- then-- then-- then you'll beat the ro-- then you'll be fine.

If you can outrun the robot, you're okay.

The battery is gonna die before he gets you.

But-- i think that there's a natural the robots in the labs now into the robots doing meaningful work.

I think we have to do that mindfully and// we have to think a lot about-- the implications.

But i think the potential for good is just so incredible that you wouldn't wanna stop it.

It's a tasty showcase of the rich culture and history of african- americans.

Inside the sweet home caf?

At the "national museu of african- american history and culture" i washington when we come back.

Wi sisconn a wisconsin poce oic police officer has taken her oath "to protec and serve" to remarkable level.

She made a life saving decision for a young boy she'd never even met-- tim elliott has the story.

--reporter pkg-as follows-- : "what's up, dude how you feeling?"

Wherever he goes-- 8-year-old jackson arneson carries a piece of his new best friend with him-- milton township police officer lindsey bittorf.

: "this little bo is like my own son now... i just love this little boy with everything."

Their t-shirts tell the story.

Jackson need a new kidney, and officer bittorf-- a complete stranger-- was a perfect match.

: "it just blow my mind that i just met her 2 months ago."

Jackson's mother kristi and her family are still in awe of lindsey's selfless gift.

: "i took an oat to serve and protect my community..."

: "like, can yo believe what just happened?

You know, like, we just all started sobbing."

She says doctors told her -- even before he was born -- that one day jackson would need a transplant.

: "his kidne function has always been below 30 percent."

After years of searching for a living donor, officer bittorf came across kristi's plea on facebook-- a message that touched her heart.

: "my mom alway told me it takes a village to raise a child.

And this is one child in my village that i can help."

The surgery on june 22 was a success.

Lindsey's kidney -- healthy and the perfect fit.

Kristi right by jackson's side in the hospital to document his experience.

And when lindsey woke up, she had just one thing on her mind.

: "my firs question was, 'how is jackson?'" jackson spent 11 days in the hospital with other complications.

Both his lungs collapsed and he contracted pneumonia.

But jackson stayed strong.

: "i think hi bravery and everything made me feel a lot more comforted."

Four days after getting lindsey's kidney, jackson was up and walking.

: "i was reall proud of him."

Since he's been out of the hospital, jackson is feeling great.

He's also showing off his scar.

: "he has bee eating like crazy, i don't know.

I blame lindsey."

: "you have m kidney now, we are not shy people, remember?"

Jackson is soft- spoken -- a man of few words.

But his message to his new friend-- his hero-- gets straight to the point.

"thank you fo giving me a new kidney."

: "kidney!

Kidney " re tn a more than a million people have visited the "national museu of african- american history and culture" since it opened last september.

But one exhibit in particular is striking a chord with visitors who describe it as -- delicious.

Errol barnett takes us inside.

"we go throug over 600 pounds of chicken a day, we're going through over 100 pounds of catfish a day, oxtail is another 300 pounds a day."

Jerome grant is the executive chef at the bustling "swee home caf?," inside washington's newest attraction.

"what do yo sell out of?"

"we sell out o everything" grant, the son of a filipino mother and african-american father, calls sweet home caf?

The museum's "edible exhibit jg "we reall want to showcase this as being a piece of history and a piece of the museum."

Eb "and the poin being that the african american story goes beyond the south."

Jg "exactly.

Yo know a lot of people associate african american food with southern food.

We are more than southern food.

African americans were some of the true cooks behind american foods whether we were slaves or indentured servants.

We were in these kitchens.

We were in the kitchens at the senate, we were in the kitchens within the stable houses, we were everywhere.

And we helped develop what american cuisine is."

So while southern favorites like fried chicken are on the fifty-item menu, you'll also find oysters made famous by new yorker thomas downing... "his oyste tavern doubled as a stop on the underground railroad."

The thirty-five member staff serve up to three thousand meals per day.

Its an immense operation.

Still, visitors agree, it's something special.

Q: what'd you get?

E: red bean and rice.

And some fish.

And cornbread.

Q: and how does it compare to all that?

E: how does it compare?

I can't tell the difference.

It's good, man, i tell ya.

áerrol laughsá i didn't wanna stop.

álaughterá "i wan everybody to talk away with that positive feeling that, you know what?

I've had that taste of history.

I've had that taste of culture.

And i enjoy it.

I'm amazed by it."

Chef grant, telling the american story, one plate at a time.

"this food&i'm a home!"

A look back at the life and career of oscar- winning actor martin landau.

We'll be right back.

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