Picky eaters may not grow out of it

"Picky eating is common during childhood and parents often hear that their children will eventually 'grow out of it.' But that's not always the case..."

Beata Mostafavi-Michigan • futurity
yesterday ~5 min

Tags: featured health-and-medicine aging childrens-health food parents

Computer models may make lab-grown meat cheaper

Lab-grown meat is still too expensive for the large scale, but computer models could make it cheaper, say researchers.

Matt Swayne-Penn State • futurity
May 22, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: earth-and-environment featured cells food meat money sustainability

Giant armored fish moseyed with its mouth open

The jaws of the ancient giant Titanichthys, an armored fish, suggest how it gathered food.

U. Zurich • futurity
May 21, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: science-and-technology fish food fossils mouth oceans

Will dine-in restaurants survive the pandemic?

Restaurants may look very different after COVID-19. Besides changing the way we eat out, the pandemic may be the end for many restaurants, an expert says.

Katherine Gianni-Boston University • futurity
May 19, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: society-and-culture business covid-19 food jobs restaurants social-lives

Oyster farming doesn’t really bother threatened shorebird

Oyster aquaculture has little impact on shorebirds, such as the federally threatened red knot, which migrates thousands of miles from Chile every year.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
May 18, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: earth-and-environment agriculture birds conservation food oysters

Global cold spell changed rice forever 4,200 years ago

Researchers have written "a first draft of the story of how rice dispersed across Asia." It includes a major cooling event that forced rice's evolution.

Rachel Harrison-NYU • futurity
May 18, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: earth-and-environment featured climate-change evolution food rice temperature

Sourdough is having its moment, but how does it work?

Trying to make sourdough bread while staying at home during the pandemic? Check out this podcast to find out more about how sourdough works.

Tracey Peake-NC State • futurity
May 15, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: featured science-and-technology food microbes

Many older adults faced food insecurity even before COVID-19

Even before COVID-19, one in seven adults between the ages of 50 and 80 faced food insecurity because of cost or other issues, a poll shows.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
May 13, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: health-and-medicine aging food food-insecurity hunger older-adults

Celiac diagnosis more likely with higher blood levels of pesticides

In a new study, young people newly diagnosed with celiac disease had higher levels of chemicals from pesticides, nonstick cookware, and flame retardants in their blood.

David March-NYU • futurity
May 12, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: earth-and-environment health-and-medicine digestive-system food gluten pesticides pollution

The world must act to avert ‘biblical’ famine

COVID-19, plus civil conflicts, hotter and drier weather in many areas, and a locust invasion in Africa and the Middle East, could submit tens of millions of people to famine.

Rob Jordan-Stanford • futurity
May 12, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: earth-and-environment featured health-and-medicine agriculture covid-19 famine food locusts

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