Given the carnivorous trend of the US presidency, it is unsurprising that food is a significant metaphor in House of Cards.
People with anorexia and bulimia often have a strange desire to be near the very thing that is being avoided.
For decades, experts worried that there wasn't enough protein to feed the world's population. They were wrong.
Avocado demand is driven not just by their supposed health benefits, but by their newness, exclusivity and symbolic, aspirational value to a burgeoning middle class.
Evidence suggests that most Americans wildly underestimate the amount of sodium in their food.
The restaurant chain may well be trying to head off union pressure and sidestep collective action ... but a win is a win.
New research reveals why some people use food to soothe their emotions.
The color scheme, the music, even the weight of the servers – all can play a role in getting customers to spend money.
It's all about what you do after you indulge.
South Africa's social grants, which benefit a third of the country's population, are widely celebrated. But these grants fall far short of addressing the country's malnutrition challenge.
Is there an art - or a science - to figuring out what stories will soar from the lab to the front page?
We're in danger of losing the health benefits of soils faster than they are replaced.
Accuracy is a big problem when people self-report what they eat. A new online tool could help researchers and clinicians overcome this hurdle.
It is essential to maintain global food supply, but the clock is ticking.
Neanderthals had a very varied diet based on what foods were available to them where they lived. They also knew what to eat when they were sick.
It's an idea that keeps returning, but there's not convincing evidence to show eating from smaller plates will make a difference to obesity levels.
Scientists' success in producing synthetic vanilla flavouring means it is used 99% of the time. So why does the price of genuine beans keep rising?
The great British curry crisis.
We might be able to grow artificial meat but are people really prepared to eat such produce over meat from farmed animals?
Getting food on to our plates out of season relies on a fragile business ecosystem. The latest shortages show how easily this can break down.