Fruit ripening is all about plants getting animals to eat the seeds that are inside their fruits. This helps the plants get their seeds to somewhere new where they can grow into a new plant.
The UK is home to more than 3,600 apple varieties - but they can't be told apart by look or taste alone.
Teaching children to grow their own fruit and vegetables could be key to tackling the obesity crisis.
Copycat criminals are inspired by media depictions of previous crimes. But they also have to have a criminal mindset to start with.
It's not just about getting kids to eat their greens; they should be eating fruits and vegetables of all different colours. Here are some strategies to make it easier.
The Trump administration's promise of $12 billion in aid to offset losses from retaliatory tariffs will not make up for the long-term consequences of a prolonged trade war.
Several studies on locavores – people who go out of their way to buy foods and other products from local sources – explore the beliefs and values that makes them tick.
Preparing healthy meals can be difficult. Here's what a doctor recommends.
Monkey see, monkey do: it's important to be a good food role model.
An invasive insect native to Asia, Halyomorpha halys, has been detected in the US, Canada and southern Europe. It’s now made its debut in Paris.
The story of Britain's favourite tropical fruit (and how it came to dominate the world).
Most parents will tell you their kids love juice. It tastes good and often comes in convenient and child-friendly packaging. Is the occasional juice OK?
We often hear that we need to reduce our sugar intake. But don't skimp on the fruit – eating whole fruit (not juice) is much healthier.
Two people have died after eating rockmelon contaminated with listeria. A total of ten cases have been confirmed in NSW, Queensland and Victoria between Jan 17 and Feb 9, and more are expected.
When it was discovered that citrus fruits could be used to treat scurvy, suddenly Sicilian lemons were very valuable. Enter the mafia.
Antioxidants are meant to be good for us, but not all antioxidants are equal.
On December 30, 1967 the UK's highest court drew a line in the sand over the rise of casinos. Here's what happened next.
Folk medicine has favoured apple cider vinegar for centuries and many claims are made for its supposed benefits. But what does the science say?
From donuts to avocados, food impacts your heart health. Here we delve into the science of how to eat -- to reduce your chances of cardiovascular disease.
Dried and frozen fruit contain more sugar than their fresh equivalents. So, why do we think they're healthy?