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Stop chucking food away - you need to plan your eating better

In the UK, nearly 50% of food waste occurs in homes, and despite our thrifty reputation, students are no exception. Recent research at the University of Exeter found that students waste nearly 800g of food per week. Meanwhile, five-to-15kg of food is wasted every night from the University of …

Food Waste

How skinny people stay skinny

The eating routines of slender people seem counterintuitive to those who have struggled with their weight: adults who maintain a healthy weight reported that they don't diet.<p>Well, mostly they don't.<p>Researchers at the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab took a look at the eating and workout habits …

NASA's 'Star Trek' Replicator Challenge Asks Kids for Food Tech Ideas

If future space travelers wish to make a cup of Earl Grey tea like Captain Jean-Luc Picard from "Star Trek: The Next Generation" — or chocolate …

For healthy eating, timing matters

When you eat may determine how long and strong your heart beats.<p>Fruit flies that limited eating to 12-hour stints had steadier heartbeats in old age …

How the great phosphorus shortage could leave us short of food

You know that greenhouse gases are changing the climate. You probably know drinking water is becoming increasingly scarce, and that we're living …

Soilless farming suggested as a solution to food shortage in Qatar

Soilless farming could help developing countries with little arable land and harsh for agriculture climate, such as Qatar, to become self-sufficient …

Aquaponics

India's Food Supply at Risk of GMO Contamination After Lifting 16-Year Corn Import Ban

India, which currently does not allow the growing of genetically modified (GMO) crops, is preparing to lift its import ban on corn for the first time …

Human Emissions Just Cancelled the Next Ice Age. Here's Why We Should Care - One Green Planet

If we condensed Earth’s 4.6-billion year history into one calendar year, humans evolved in the very last hour of December 31 – and the Industrial …

Noma's taste of tomorrow: creating the future of food

One autumn afternoon in 2015, Danish chef René Redzepi is thinking hard about his restaurant's place in the world, both philosophically and …

Lab-grown food: It's what's for dinner!

From CNET Magazine: There's only one thing missing from that perfectly cooked char-grilled burger. The cow.<p>1,800 gallons of fresh water go into 1 pound of beef.<p>National Geographic

The Reason People Go Gluten-Free Isn't Because They're Allergic

Don't blame the gluten.<p>Gluten-free bread. Gluten-free cookies. Gluten-free cereal. With all of the new options to avoid gluten, there’s got to be …

New dietary guidelines emphasize big picture

New dietary guidelines for 2015–2020 have arrived, just in time to assist people whose New Year’s resolutions involved better eating.<p>On January 7, …

What Does the Paris Climate Agreement Say about Waste?

The world has been heatedly debating the significance of the Paris climate agreement since it was published in December. Some see it as a historic …

Sustainability

If You Drink Wine and Care About the Planet, Cork Growers Want Your Attention

I never really stopped and thought much about the cork in my wine bottle, where it comes from or how it’s made.<p>“Cork is actually in the oak family,” …

Melbourne Girls' College pedals toward carbon neutral status with outdoor cinema, solar installations

An all-girls Melbourne high school is on its way to becoming the first Victorian school to go carbon neutral.<p>Melbourne Girls' College is working …

Fossil Fuels

Changing climate means changing times for fish and shellfish in New England and beyond

Wildlife<p>Co-authored by Erica Cirino<p>Dr. Jon Hare and his colleagues at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have just published the results of two years’ work: their first assessment of fish and shellfish species living along the New England coast.<p>What Hare and his colleagues …

Plants grow without soil in this Abu Dhabi farm

Nasser Al Zaabi, a successful farmer who has 33,000 square metres of farm in Al Khatem, the Eastern Region of Abu Dhabi emirate, was surprised to see …

Aquaponics

The ‘Out of Sight, Out of Mind’ Solution to the Capsule Sustainability Problem

Used Nespresso capsules<p>There’s a reason an anti-capsule campaign would state that the number of discarded capsules in a given year could circle the …

Here's Why Leafy Green Vegetables Are Key For Good Digestion

*Takes another helping of spinach*<p>For the first time, scientists have figured out how an unusual type of sugar found in green, leafy vegetables feeds …

Is there a serious problem with coffee capsules?

<b>The German city of Hamburg has banned coffee pods from state-run buildings as part of an environmental drive to reduce waste. Should others follow suit, asks Chris Stokel-Walker.</b><p>First there was the coffee bean, then the instant coffee jar, and then expensive coffee shop drinks on the go.<p>In the past …