Windermere has seen extensive algal blooms, attracting attention over its ecological consequences. But this is nothing new.
Diets high in fat, sugar and processed foods are associated with higher calorie intake, poorer memory and lower cognitive function.
Current expiration date system leads to confused consumers and wasted food.
A new review of the evidence found long-term low-carb dieters lost just under a kilo more weight than other dieters. But they could be missing out on some important nutrients.
Sugar gets a bad rap, but exactly which sugar is meant? Nutrient-dense sweet ripe fruits are a far cry from refined table sugar – and their differences can have big health implications.
In almost every way, one cheeseburger does not equal six apples. With the goal of optimal health in mind, a calorie is not a calorie is not a calorie.
A food historian spent a month at the Library of Congress trying to answer the question of why we have historically been, and remain, so focused on dietary protein. Here is what she found.
As the global South transitions to a predominantly urban future, food offers a way to understand the role of cities in future development.
Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, a native of Trinidad and Tobago, is the winner of the 2021 World Food Prize for her work identifying small fish as valuable nutrition sources for developing countries.
A new study finds more deciduous trees like aspen are growing in after severe fires in the region, and that has some unexpected impacts.
We may think of plants as passive life forms, but they can cooperate, share resources, send one another warnings, and distance themselves from their communities when survival depends on it.
The spread of tawny crazy ants may be driven, in part, by their need for calcium. The calcium-rich limestone bedrock of the lower U.S. Midwest may provide ideal conditions for populations to explode.
Anti-nutrients naturally occur in food and can block the amount of other nutrients available for your body to use. But their effects aren’t all bad, which is why they’re undergoing an image makeover.
To avoid global warming on a catastrophic scale, nations need to reduce emissions and find ways to pull carbon from the air. One promising solution: spreading rock dust on farm fields.
Insect populations are falling as what they eat becomes more like iceberg lettuce and less like kale.
Storing more carbon in soil helps slow climate change and makes croplands more productive. But there are two kinds of soil carbon that are both important, but function very differently.
Shoppers struggle to make sense of food labels – and aren’t always sure what they’re eating.
To understand how healthy a food is, we often look at fats and proteins, vitamins and minerals. But this approach overlooks one property that’s a key part of a food’s health potential – its structure.
Processed foods can be nutritious as well as economical and convenient. So let’s stop demonizing processed foods, and ease up on those who turn to them for convenience and price.
Are you getting enough vitamin B12, calcium, iodine and iron? Here’s what can happen if you don’t get enough – and how to ensure you do.