Americans don't eat enough fish and miss out on robust health benefits

The oils in fish are excellent buffers against disease. Why don't we eat more fish?

Michael Tlusty, Associate Professor of Sustainability and Food Solutions, University of Massachusetts Boston • conversation
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.

Chelsea Cook, Assistant Professor in Biology, Marquette University • conversation
Oct. 5, 2020 ~7 min

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Good nutrition can contribute to keeping COVID-19 and other diseases away

Many of us don't get an adequate amount of nutrients.

Grayson Jaggers, Assistant Professor (Teaching) of Biological Sciences, University of Southern California • conversation
Sept. 17, 2020 ~7 min

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Urban farming: four reasons it should flourish post-pandemic

Nurturing enthusiasm for growing food closer to home could benefit people, wildlife and the global food system.

Jess Davies, Chair Professor in Sustainability, Lancaster University • conversation
Aug. 26, 2020 ~7 min

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To reduce world hunger, governments need to think beyond making food cheap

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.

Ntina Tzouvala, Senior Lecturer in International Law, Australian National University • conversation
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.

Barbara Demmig-Adams, Professor of Plant Ecology and Molecular Biology, University of Colorado Boulder • conversation
July 14, 2020 ~6 min

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In changing urban neighborhoods, new food offerings can set the table for gentrification

Hip food offerings can signal that a neighborhood is gentrifying – especially when they repackage traditional foods for wealthy white eaters.

Yuki Kato, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Georgetown University • conversation
July 10, 2020 ~9 min

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More people eat frog legs than you think – and humans are harvesting frogs at unsustainable rates

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.

Kerim Çiçek, Associate Professor of Zoology, Ege University • conversation
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.

Stephanie Meyers, Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist, Instructor in Nutrition, Boston University • conversation
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.

Thomas A. Russo, Professor and Chief, Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York • conversation
May 21, 2020 ~8 min

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