The oils in fish are excellent buffers against disease. Why don't we eat more fish?
Nov. 12, 2020 • ~5 min
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Some bees are born curious while others are more single-minded – new research hints at how the hive picks which flowers to feast on
New research suggests individual bees are born with one of two learning styles – either curious or focused. Their genetic tendency has implications for how the hive works together.
Oct. 5, 2020 • ~7 min
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Many of us don't get an adequate amount of nutrients.
Sept. 17, 2020 • ~7 min
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Nurturing enthusiasm for growing food closer to home could benefit people, wildlife and the global food system.
Aug. 26, 2020 • ~7 min
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A new UN report shows that hunger and food insecurity are rising worldwide. The COVID-19 pandemic is adding to this trend, but is not the major driver.
July 17, 2020 • ~7 min
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Duckweed is an incredible, radiation-fighting astronaut food – and by changing how it is grown, we made it better
Duckweed is the perfect space food: small, fast-growing and nutritious. By studying how light levels changed the production of radiation-fighting antioxidants, researchers made it even better.
July 14, 2020 • ~6 min
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Hip food offerings can signal that a neighborhood is gentrifying – especially when they repackage traditional foods for wealthy white eaters.
July 10, 2020 • ~9 min
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Frogs are harvested as food by the millions every year. A new study shows that uncontrolled frog hunting could drive some populations to extinction by midcentury.
June 12, 2020 • ~8 min
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5 ways eating in a pandemic is improving your relationship with food – and why you should stick with them
A nutritionist shares five habits becoming more common during the pandemic that she hopes will continue. Eating family meals together is just the start.
June 1, 2020 • ~7 min
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How to lower your coronavirus risk while eating out: Restaurant advice from an infectious disease expert
It's hard to eat while wearing a face mask, and social distancing isn't easy in restaurants' normally tight quarters. An infectious disease expert offers some tips on what to look for to stay safe.
May 21, 2020 • ~8 min
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