For the first time ever, the number of overweight people on Earth outweighs the number that are undernourished.From the obesity crisis flows a cascade of health and social problems: it burdens healthcare…...
The recommendation to drink six to eight glasses of water a day "is not only nonsense, but is thoroughly debunked nonsense," argues a Scottish physician in a medical journal commentary. But many are already disagreeing.
The Chinese middle class is eating more and more meat, and Beijing wants to keep prices low. That means finding a way to feed all those pigs with grain imported from land cut from the Brazilian rainforest, leading to conflict within the BRICs.
By Jane Switzer Ten years ago, scientist Vladimir Mironov approached a major U.S. meat processing company to invest in his research on “in vitro meat,” a lab-grown alternative to eating factory-farmed animals.
It’s that time of year when the abundance from a backyard vegetable garden can be a tad prolific. How many zucchini squash can one family eat? Or perhaps your produce problem comes from human error: you simply planted way too many onions and not enough greens.
Help is on the way. Beginning next Monday night the people behind the newly formed grassroots group Transition Berkeley invite residents to share their harvest at a Crop Swap in the public park next to the Ohlone Greenway on Sacramento Street.
Researchers have found that genetically modified (GM) Atlantic salmon can reproduce with wild salmon if they escape into the wild. This could allow the genetic modification to enter wild populations, according to Darek Moreau, a researcher in evolutionary ecology at Memorial University in St John's.
A study found that people who drank hot tea were about half as likely to have MRSA in their nasal passages than people who drank no hot tea. The same held for hot-coffee drinkers and for people who drank both.
With antioxidant levels two to four times higher than the blueberries available in the US, two species native to Central and South America may challenge one of summer's favorite treats as a source of these disease-fighting substances.