Team helps African scientists to use remote sensing and climate data to predict poor harvests and prevent severe
13 hours ago
In 1984, drought conditions in Ethiopia led to the country's worst famine in 100 years. The picture was even more dire last year, but food aid from the international community staved off a full-blown crisis.
Team of biologists discovers cellular mechanism through which fruit flies sense food texture
14 hours ago
Some people love avocados. Others hate them. For many of the latter, the fruit's texture is the source of their intense dislike. What gives?
Scientists call for increased federal investment in sustainable agriculture
21 hours ago
Based on a new analysis of federal funding from the US Department of Agriculture, researchers say there is an urgent need for increased investment in research and development aimed at making sustainable food production more ...
Ordering food on a touch screen can influence choices
23 hours ago
Order a meal these days and there's a good chance you're using some kind of electronic device—a smartphone, tablet, computer or even a touch screen at the restaurant.
Frog reproduction in created ponds may be affected by disease and food availability
Jul 27, 2016
Food availability and disease in created habitats may affect the reproductive output of reintroduced frogs, according to a study published July 27, 2016 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Kaya Klop-Toker from the University ...
Direct-marketing farms have double the regional impact
Jul 25, 2016
Sacramento-area farmers and ranchers who sell their products directly to consumers generate twice as much regional economic impact per dollar of output as do area food producers who don't engage in direct marketing, reports ...
Students try to overcome the 'yuck' factor in bug eating
Jul 25, 2016
Food security is an issue of major concern along with climate change, as water supplies become scarce and the world's population continues to grow.Combined, these factors are expected to stress the world's agricultural capacity. ...
Most people feel guilty about discarding food, but say it would be hard to stop
Jul 21, 2016
Even though American consumers throw away about 80 billion pounds of food a year, only about half are aware that food waste is a problem. Even more, researchers have identified that most people perceive benefits to throwing ...
New surface coatings for food facilities hold promise for food safety
Jul 21, 2016
One of the keys to preventing food-borne illness and food waste is making sure that the surfaces at production facilities remain free of contamination between scheduled cleanings.
Oceanographers grow, sequence genome of ocean microbe important to climate change
Jul 19, 2016
Sea turtles and whales may be the charismatic critters of the sea, but the true kingpins of the ocean make up 98 percent of the ocean's biomass—and yet individually are too small to see with the naked eye.