Category: Food

Posted in Environment Food Health Science

Study links prenatal phthalate exposure to altered information processing in infants

by Diana Yates,  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Exposure to phthalates, a class of chemicals widely used in packaging and consumer products, is known to interfere…

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Posted in Food Gardening

The Gardener’s Guide to Perennial Vegetables for a Home Greenhouse

By Riley Fortier Earth.com staff writer One of the best things about being a gardener is being able to reap what you sow. Vegetable plants in…

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Sugar not so nice for your child’s brain development

by Cal Powell,  University of Georgia Sugar practically screams from the shelves of your grocery store, especially those products marketed to kids. Children are the highest…

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Changes in mouth bacteria after drinking beetroot juice may promote healthy aging

by  University of Exeter Drinking beetroot juice promotes a mix of mouth bacteria associated with healthier blood vessels and brain function, according to a new study…

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Posted in Climate Change Environment Food

Climate change has slashed global food productivity by more than 20% in the past 60 years, study reveals

Farmers are growing a fifth less food than if the weather were the same as in 1961 In warmer areas like Latin America and Africa,…

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Chocolate’s secret ingredient is the fermenting microbes that make it taste so good

Caitlin Clark, Colorado State University Whether baked as chips into a cookie, melted into a sweet warm drink or molded into the shape of a…

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Posted in COVID-19 Food Health

Fiber may help control inflammation in COVID-19 patients

By Chrissy Sexton Earth.com staff writer 03-30-2021 Fiber is an essential nutrient that has been linked to weight loss, healthy blood sugar levels, and lower cholesterol. Now, in…

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The Gardener’s Guide to Perennial Vegetables for a Home Greenhouse

By Riley Fortier Earth.com staff writer One of the best things about being a gardener is being able to reap what you sow. Vegetable plants in…

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Posted in Climate Change COVID-19 Food Gardening Hydroponics Technology

The sustainable vegetables that thrive on a diet of fish poo

Hamish Cunningham, University of Sheffield and Benz Kotzen, University of Greenwich Who needs soil when you have a fish tank? “Aquaponics” combines growing plants in…

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Posted in COVID-19 Environment Food Gardening Living

How to feed a growing population healthy food without ruining the planet

Sandro Demaio, University of Copenhagen; Jessica Fanzo, Johns Hopkins University, and Mario Herrero, CSIRO If we’re serious about feeding the world’s growing population healthy food,…

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