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No-waste lunch: China's "Clean Your Plate" campaign

<i>Agriculture is the third-largest emitter of global greenhouse gas pollution. Yet roughly one-third of what we grow is never eaten. Cutting down on waste is a challenge in China, where ordering more than you can eat is seen as a status symbol among the newly wealthy. But a new grassroots “Clean Your</i> …

Bringing the climate fight to the table

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Sustainability

Recycled lunch: Using human waste to grow food, and fight climate change

<i>Synthetic fertilizers have helped fuel a food boom over the last century, but they also contribute mightily to climate change. So now there’s a growing push for a return to the ancient practice of using human waste as fertilizer, but with modern sanitary safeguards. The idea is starting to catch on</i> …

Soil is ground zero in African farming debate

By Jori Lewis<p>June 04, 2012 | 12:00 AM<p>Listen to this story<p>DownloadEmbed<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2012/06/04/sustainability/food-9-billion/soil-ground-zero-african-farming-debate/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Listen To The …

Farming

The future of food in a warming world

By Jon Miller<p>February 27, 2012 | 12:00 AM<p>Listen to this story<p>DownloadEmbed<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2012/02/27/sustainability/food-9-billion/future-food-warming-world/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Listen To The …

Agriculture

Study Points to 10 Key Nutrition Interventions that Could Save the Lives of Children

A new study in the journal The Lancet outlines 10 key nutrition interventions that could save the lives of almost a million children a year.<p>These interventions include giving vitamin A and zinc supplements to toddlers, and offering calcium to pregnant women.<p>Host Marco Werman speaks with the study's …

Philippines: Too many mouths?

<b>Kai Ryssdal:</b> Over the past 50 years, the amount of food that we as a planet produce has doubled. So too has the number of people who depend on that food. There are 7 billion of us now. The United Nations says we're on the way to 9 billion by the middle of the century.<p>So that's what we're calling …

Haute Cuisine: Spanish Farm Makes Bet on 'Bug Revolution'

In a warehouse in Spain, a French farmer is raising what she hopes will be the next big thing in French and European cooking: insects.<p>It's a sound you'll hear on a lot of farms around the world at night, off in the distance, behind the moos or clucks of the farm animals.<p>But on this farm in the …

Five Examples of Successful Urban Agriculture Done Differently Around the World

<i>On Wednesday, the Landscapes Blog focused on the right to food in honor of World Food Day and Blog Action Day. While hunger, nutrition, and food</i> …

Study finds feeling short makes people prone to paranoia | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - People who experience social situations from a lower height - in other words short people - are more prone to feelings of paranoia, inferiority and excessive mistrust, according to research published on Wednesday.<p>In a study in the journal Psychiatry Research, scientists showed …

10 Ways To Prevent Sleep-Related Weight Gain

<i>By Bonnie Taub-Dix</i><p>Could lack of sleep be secretly sabotaging your health and weight? Sleeping the recommended seven to nine hours nightly can boost your overall health and whittle your waistline. In fact, studies have proven that sleep-deprived people consume over 500 more calories per day on …

This Was The Happiest Day Of 2013

All that turkey and stuffing doesn't just make for a happy belly -- a new Gallup survey shows that Americans' moods were also the highest on Thanksgiving last year.<p>The survey of 175,000 adults in the U.S. revealed that 70 percent of people reported "happiness/enjoyment without a lot of …

15 Minute Kettlebells Workout

Earn a balanced—and bangin'—physique with this killer kettlebells workout<p>No disrespect, dumbbells—you're great and we heart you—but the kettlebell is kind of stealing our adoration. To be honest, this isn't a new crush: We've always been fond of the kettlebell's shape, which creates an uneven …

Workouts

It's Not Just How Many Steps You Take, It's How You Take Your Steps

You've heard it from your doctor, from your pedometer-toting pal -- maybe even your mother: You need your 10,000 steps a day!<p>Accumulating steps over the course of the day (no matter how brief each isolated walk may be) is certainly better than nothing. But, according to recent research, merely …

Classical one

How Many Cells Are In Your Body?

A simple question deserves a simple answer. How many cells are in your body?<p>Unfortunately, your cells can’t fill out census forms, so they can’t tell you themselves. And while it’s easy enough to look through a microscope and count off certain types of cells, this method isn’t practical either. …

Popping A Baby Out Like A Cork, And Other Birth Innovations

An invention to help with obstructed labor has turned some heads — and not just because the idea came from a party trick on YouTube.<p>The Odon Device, created by Argentine car mechanic Jorge Odon, guides a folded plastic sleeve around the baby's head. A little bit of air is then pumped between the …

How Blood Works

White blood cells (WBCs), or <b>leukocytes</b>, are a part of the immune system and help our bodies fight infection. They circulate in the blood so that they …

Immune System

Blood Groups and Types | ABO Blood Types

The main reasons to know your blood group are if you need to have a blood transfusion or if you are pregnant.<p>What is a blood group?<p>Red blood cells …

Circulatory System: Pulmonary and Systemic Circuits

Pulmonary Circuit<p>The pulmonary circuit is the path of circulation between the heart and the lungs. Blood is pumped to the various places of the body …

Why Veins Look Blue Even Though Blood Is Red

Your blood is always red, even when it is deoxygenated, so why do your veins look blue? They aren't actually blue, but there are reasons why veins …

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.<p>During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a …