Researchers have unearthed a 'biological switch' which could boost crop yield worldwide.
Jan. 14, 2021 • ~7 min
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PODCAST: Once fringe and futuristic, this renewable energy shines brightly today as a cheap and efficient source of energy. Still, it remains controversial — for much different reasons.
Jan. 13, 2021 • ~16 min
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Chemicals found in food and solar cell technology have an interesting history – as my own research shows.
Jan. 13, 2021 • ~6 min
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Anti-nutrients naturally occur in food and can block the amount of other nutrients available for your body to use. But their effects aren't all bad, which is why they're undergoing an image makeover.
Jan. 12, 2021 • ~8 min
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18 million US children are at risk of hunger: How is the problem being addressed and what more can be done?
An estimated 1 in 4 US children have trouble getting enough to eat at least sometimes. We asked four scholars for their insights..
Jan. 11, 2021 • ~13 min
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A new survey shows that food-secure people didn't change their diets much, but many are turning to more comfort food than usual.
Jan. 6, 2021 • ~6 min
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A new study finds Danish and Chinese people taste bitter stuff like broccoli and chocolate differently, suggesting ethnicity may play a role in taste.
Jan. 5, 2021 • ~6 min
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