Want to eat healthy? Try an eco-friendly diet
3 hours ago
Following our annual Christmas overindulgence, many of us have set ambitious goals for the year ahead. But eating healthy shouldn't just mean cutting down on snacks; given the environmental impact of food production, a more ...
Scientists are breeding super-nutritious crops to help solve global hunger
3 hours ago
An incredible 155m children around the world are chronically undernourished, despite dramatic improvements in recent decades. In view of this, the UN's Sustainable Development Goals include Zero Hunger. But what do we understand ...
Craving carbs? Blame your brain, Japan study finds
9 hours ago
Under pressure and gobbling pizza or chocolate? It may not be your fault, according to Japanese researchers who have isolated the neurons that drive a craving for carbs.
Scientists still hoping to serve up insects as food source
Jan 17, 2018
An abundant food source in a time of food insecurity, just one snag – how can we break the 'yuck' barrier and get insects onto our plates?
Measuring metabolism in dolphins to calculate their caloric needs
Jan 17, 2018 report
A team of researchers from several institutions in the U.S. and one in Spain has measured the metabolism of wild bottlenose dolphins in an effort to better understand their caloric needs. In their paper published in the journal ...
Rising CO2 is causing trouble in freshwaters too, study suggests
Jan 11, 2018
As carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in the atmosphere rise, more CO2 gets absorbed into seawater. As a result, the world's oceans have grown more acidic over time, causing a wide range of well-documented problems for marine animals ...
Scientists use underwater robot to spy on zooplankton at night
Jan 10, 2018
Zooplankton are the foundation of the marine food chain. These tiny organisms provide food and energy to fish, sea birds, and other marine mammals—including the bowhead whale, which feeds exclusively on zooplankton. What ...
Climate change drives collapse in marine food webs
Jan 09, 2018
A new study has found that levels of commercial fish stocks could be harmed as rising sea temperatures affect their source of food.
Norway lobsters' appetite for jellyfish caught on camera
Jan 04, 2018
Norway lobsters' secret love of jellyfish has been caught on camera for the first time, raising questions about whether jellyfish blooms are pests or potential food sources for the commercial fishing industry.
Lightening up soybean leaves may boost food supply
Jan 04, 2018
A new university-led study has shown that lightening the color of soybean leaves may increase the growth and yield of this major world food crop. The finding offers a strategy to help address Earth's future food needs.