Researchers found that invasive species can become essential to the very ecosystems threatened by their presence, taking on important biological roles -- such as flower pollination -- once held by the species the interlopers helped eliminate.
Two new studies confirm, once again, that drug-resistant staph or MRSA -- normally thought of as a problem in hospitals -- is showing up in animals and in the meat those animals become. Superbug blogger Maryn McKenna weighs in.
For the first time, researchers have uncovered a powerful connection between loss of access to wildlife and micronutrient deficiencies in children, according to a recently published study by the University of California-Berkeley, Harvard Center for...
As a cherished American holiday and anchor to the harvest season, Thanksgiving reminds us all that food not only nourishes our bodies, but it also brings people and communities together in the spirit of sharing and helping those less fortunate.
few days ago, the U.S. Congress proposed pizza and French fries remain school lunch staples, despite standards proposed by the Agriculture Department earlier this year that would have limited the use of potatoes, put restrictions on sodium and boosted whole grains.
Christine Chessen cooks with vegetables from her own San Francisco garden, she buys organic meat and unpasteurized eggs, and she makes her own kefir for smoothies. She and her kids also drink raw milk - against the...
The potential effect of climate change on polar bears has long been documented, but now it's starting to be seen. The town of Churchill, Manitoba in Canada has recently found itself overrun with the bears, according to Good Morning America.
We are facing disaster unless we rethink everything about the way we produce, distribute and consume food, says food policy professor Tim Lang. Think of a global issue, from peak oil to biodiversity and climate change to obesity, and it can be tracked back to food.