Returning the 'three sisters' – corn, beans and squash – to Native American farms nourishes people, land and cultures
For centuries Native Americans intercropped corn, beans and squash because the plants thrived together. A new initiative is measuring health and social benefits from reuniting the "three sisters."
Nov. 20, 2020 • ~9 min
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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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Many of us don't get an adequate amount of nutrients.
Sept. 17, 2020 • ~7 min
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The constraints of COVID-19 can act as a catalyst to eat more thoughtfully and, perhaps, eat better.
Aug. 7, 2020 • ~8 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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Fast-food restaurants can be comforting places, but when they saturate communities, they crowd out healthy food sources and leave residents less nourished.
June 29, 2020 • ~9 min
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A new study shows high-fibre brown rice also contains more arsenic than white rice – so which is better for you?
June 17, 2020 • ~7 min
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We all have white and brown fat cells – but recent research shows there's a third type, called "beige" cells.
May 18, 2020 • ~6 min
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Bubbly waters are becoming increasingly popular. While these carbonated, sometimes flavored beverages might cause slight harm to teeth, they are far better than soda. They might even be good for you.
May 7, 2020 • ~6 min
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