Soils play an important role in the nutritional value of our food.
We're in danger of losing the health benefits of soils faster than they are replaced.
Weighing up the options.
Accuracy is a big problem when people self-report what they eat. A new online tool could help researchers and clinicians overcome this hurdle.
The stuff of life.
It is essential to maintain global food supply, but the clock is ticking.
Dental calculus deposits show this Neadertal was eating poplar, a source of aspirin, and moulded vegetation including Penicillium fungus, source of a natural antibiotic.
Paleoanthropology Group MNCN-CSIC
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.
The world’s first lab-grown beef burger, the result of years of research by Dutch scientist Mark Post at the University of Maastricht.
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.
Pastry or fruit? Dietary guidelines aren’t helping us make the best food choices.
Dietary guidelines fail to change our eating habits. So, how can we make them more relevant?
And not a steak in sight.
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Sausages, hamburger patties, lamb chops and T-bone steak. There is nothing like the traditional barbecue on Australia Day.
Tea and Damper by A . M. Ebsworth.
From Digital Collection of the State Library of Victoria.
The first European settlers in Australia used a dizzying array of flora and fauna in their kitchens – but they cooked them in a traditional British style.
Fields of gold: Australia’s wheat industry contributes more than A$5 billion to the economy each year.
Wheat image from www.shutterstock.com
Australia's wheat harvest has stalled over the past 26 years, and worsening weather is to blame.
Malawi is a country that’s particularly vulnerable to the impact of drought and flood.
Understanding the connections between basic food demands and accessibility to water and energy is important when it comes to climate change and its impact on agriculture and livelihoods.
Cash for veg.
Here are some tips to get your picky eater into lifelong healthy habits.
Here is what we know about eating in different positions.
Africa is home to a rich diversity of edible insects like mopani worms.
Insects have often been described with words like "disgusting" and the idea of eating them horrifies some people. But this needs to change as they can be an important food source.
Your phone can be a great way to get your fridge in order.
Is your New Year's resolution to cut your food waste? The answer could be closer than you think.
Eating healthfully adds up quickly.
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Consumers tend to think that healthy foods have to cost more than their less nutritional counterparts. New psychological research looks at how pervasive this is.
Food tattoos run the gamut of knuckle tattoos to cake mixers.
From images of knives to cupcakes, foodies are increasingly etching their identity on their skin. And for chefs, tattoos are markers of non-conformity, self promotion and resilience, as a new book testifies.