Locust sits on a wheat stalk.
Insects have been in a feature in agriculture since the end of the 19th century. Using a combination of new and old control methods is the best way to deal with our food competitors.
‘Tasters’ often dislike bitter green vegetables, such as broccoli and Brussels sprouts.
Hate the taste of Brussels sprouts? Do you find coriander disgusting or perceive honey as too sweet? Your genes may be to blame.
On the list of students' struggles are basic necessities – food.
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Seventy-one percent of low-income college kids are going hungry due to lack of money. Seven percent are unable to buy food for an entire day. And this is true even for undergrads at elite colleges.
Whether or not you feel inclined to eat depends on the balance of the activity between two sets of neurons.
Our bodies have a complex system to control food intake, driven by hormones. Hormone levels also change when we gain and lose weight.
Smaller portion sizes can help decrease food intake, but multipack options don’t.
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While a single, smaller portion leads people to eat less, having multiple smaller portions on offer appears to lead some people - notably the diet-conscious - to eat more.
New research claims banning trans fats could save thousands of lives. The reality is we've already moved on.
Dung beetle rolling in the shade.
Dung beetles have been cleaning up the planet for at least 65 million years. The 6000 species across the world have adapted to a life at the back end of the food chain in the most remarkable ways.
It’s not still good.
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A food scientist explains the nitty gritty of the five-second rule.
Food insecurity is not only a matter of hunger but may have multiple manifestations.
Food insecurity is a problem that doesn't only stem from hunger. It is also a result of eating food that is not nutritious.
A new survey shows that we're healthier than we give ourselves credit for. But could our pessimistic perceptions actually be bad for us?
See your doctor if you suffer from gastrointestinal symptoms, particularly if you’ve had them for weeks or months.
Conditions affecting the stomach and bowels are common in modern humans and many are on the rise.
Farmers' protests against the big supermarkets demonstrates the importance of good supply chain management.
Industrial agriculture has created a food system that is inherently undemocratic in its disregard for human need.
The global food production system is inherently undemocratic. Based on shared experiences of the adverse effects, the world's citizens need to intervene as democratic publics to transform a broken system.
Waste not, want not.
US Department of Agriculture
There's a crackdown happening in food waste but we also need to ensure it's safe.
Research and technology can improve the yield and sustainability of crops like wheat.
By embracing science and technology, Australia's agricultural industry could be more efficient, productive and sustainable.
Balanced harvesting adds new fish to the menu.
Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
Spreading fishing pressure evenly across whole marine ecosystems sounds like a great idea. But there's a hitch – we can't technologically do it, and even if we could, it would be expensive.
Food can prompt behaviours and brain responses similar to those seen in more traditional forms of addiction.
Are you a "carb craver" or "chocaholic"? We often use language associated with addiction to describe our relationships with food. But is it really possible to be addicted to certain types of food?
National priorities can help focus our research efforts.
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The nine science and research priorities will help focus and coordinate our efforts, and aid government departments in supporting the future of Australian science.
Expected tip size isn’t the only thing that influences the quality of service.
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Blacks and Hispanics do tip, on average, less than whites. But research shows waiters aren't only motivated by economics when they offer inferior service.
Dining room scene from the Luttrell Psalter, 1325-1335.
At the time of Magna Carta a food revolution was taking place, which would no doubt have been reflected in the barons' celebrations.