You’ve likely heard some of the recent buzz around edible insects. But most Americans still think of insects primarily as pests, vectors of disease, or perhaps pollinators.
For billions of people across the globe, however, insects are also an important part of the diet. While the idea of eating insects—termed entomophagy—may seem peculiar in the West, it has been practiced by humans thr... Read more
Over the last few years, I’ve felt an increasing unrest at something I’ve observed in real food communities and groups…. Mainly the idea that there is one specific diet that is great for everyone, and that each group seems to have found this holy grail of protocols.
The research continually points to personalization and diet variation as keys for overall health, yet in the online world,... Read more
On thousands of acres of orange groves in Florida, farmers are adding beneficial fungi and bacteria to the soil, which makes the oranges grow bigger and sweeter–and makes the soil suck up enough extra CO2 so that each acre offsets the emissions from a passenger car. Call it... Read more
By Shenggen Fan, Sivan Yosef, and Rajul Pandya-Lorch
Agriculture is the single most important innovation in human history. Over the course of thousands of years, it has staved off hunger, allowed populations to leave their hunter-gatherer lives behind, and freed up time for other pursuits (like inventing writing and the wheel!) that have propelled societies forward. As recently as the 1... Read more