Smokin’ hot! Altered tobacco plants point toward race-car photosynthesis
Seeds of dilemma: Who owns the genes that fill the stomach?
Sweet and sour!
Bugs for dinner!
Monkey: When in Rome…
If you teach a group of monkeys that blue corn tastes yucky, they switch to pink corn. What happens when a monkey raised to detest pink More
New food rules: How healthy?
What are the safety fundamentals of the giant American food system? What do the new rules say? Who will (and maybe should) escape More
Love your arteries?
Think you can get away with an occasional high-fat junk food chow-down? A new study confirms that a single meal can harm your arteries. More
The science of cheese
Cheesemaking is older than Homer’s Odyssey, but questions remain. Which bacteria make the best cheese? Must low-fat cheese taste like More
Mock meat: Fit for grilling?
Soy protein: It may look like meat. Could meat be grown, cell by cell, in lab dishes. Could in vitro meat solve health and More
Farming, Native American style
Native agriculture could be a sophisticated response to a challenging environment. What were the secrets of permaculture, companion More
Soil: Key to solving the food crisis?
Could soil help? One-third of soils are degraded. In fighting desertification, erosion and nutrient loss, some soil-restoring More
Testing seafood in the Gulf
Fish contamination was rare after the oil spill in the Gulf, with levels of dangerous hydrocarbons well below “levels of concern.” More
Coffee: Drink of the gods?
Teenagers listen up! Caffeine not just a mood-booster: Coffee’s complex chemistry could help with memory, illness, but in moderation! More
In praise of the lowly apple
Among foodies, apples lack the “healthy-tasty” cachet of acai berries or pomegranates. But in a year-long study, apples produced major More