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Forbes

Midwest Corn Farmers Put New Fertilizer Alternative To The Test

Synthetic fertilizer comes with environmental drawbacks like water pollution. Pivot Bio is one of the synthetic biology companies working on a microbial alternative, and has now...

Forbes

2019 Could Be A Turning Point For Plant-Based And Cultured Meats

It's been a big year for plant-based and lab grown meats, but next year could be a turning point. Sales grew over 23% in the last year, exceeding $760 million. In 2019, look for...

Forbes

Kin Euphorics Promises Benefits Of Booze With No Hangover

Kin Euphorics is looking to disrupt the alcohol industry, but what exactly is a euphoric? Part adaptogen, part nootropic, the drink promises to "elevate your state, connect with...

Forbes

Are Consumers Ready For Genetically Engineered Animals? Depends How You Ask

Since the first genetically modified tomato hit the U.S. market in 1994, consumers have been suspicious of scientific tinkering with their food. Back then, genetically modified...

Mentalfloss

Everything You Need to Know About Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal is everywhere. Touted in alternative health circles as a versatile treatment for almost anything that ails you, its proponents claim that it clears up your...

Forbes

Eat Less Meat? Ready Or Not, Welcome To The Great Food Transformation

The EAT-Lancet Commission, a three-year project of 37 experts across different disciplines, is calling for sweeping food system changes to grow food that is healthy and good for...

Forbes

FDA And Leafy Greens Growers Agree: Romaine Lettuce Will Now Be Labeled

As the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control continue investigating last month's E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce that has, to date, infected 43...

Thrillist

Here's Why American Have Been Drinking Milk Wrong for Centuries

ilk is stuck in a time warp in America. We might be game for goat's milk Brie or Key lime pie-flavored yogurt, but milk? Don't mess with milk. Americans grow up drinking milk....

Healthline

How Long Can You Safely Store Meat?

How long you can keep that steak in the fridge? Is that can of tuna still good enough for your casserole? We've got you covered. From freezer and fridge to canned foods, we've...

SELF

How Worried Do You Need to Be About Those Cancer Warnings for Your Coffee?

For many of us, coffee is an essential part of our daily ritual. The smell, the taste, that boost of alertness-these are perks that many of us can't (or don't want to) live...

Mentalfloss

What Is a Calorie?

Vaccines have long been hailed as one of our greatest public health achievements. They can be made to protect us from infections with either viral or bacterial microbes. Measles...

Curiosity.com

How Do They Make Meat-Like Burgers from Plants?

It's an all too common scenario for vegetarians: there you are, sadly chewing away at your dry veggie patty while the carnivores around you enjoy their smoky, juicy burgers....

Forbes

Ripe.io And Its 'Blockchain Of Food' Secures 2.4 Million In Funding

Ripe.io wants to use blockchain technology to transform the food industry, and it just received a major influx of cash to do it. The agritech startup just secured $2.4 million...

The Cut

The Science of How Your Diet Affects Your Mental Health

Telling people to eat their way to a different outlook is nothing new. Think of religious fasting. Or John Harvey Kellogg's anti-masturbation cornflake diet. In 17th-century...

Thebreakthrough

Better Living Through Technology -- Why Feedlot Cows Might Be Happier Cows

appy cows come from California." So reads the tagline of a famous ad campaign run by the California Milk Advisory Board, featuring cows casually chatting in a wide-open field....

The Cut

'Processed Food' Gets an Unfair Bad Rap

"Eat real food" is simple-seeming dietary advice that's actually anything but. On the one hand, it sounds easy enough: Unlike some Goop-approved detox, it's a guideline that...

Washington Post

Perspective | I was determined to have a VBAC, but in the end, it didn't matter

I was in a drugged out, hazy blur the day my son was born. Two days before, I had been diagnosed with pre-eclampsia, and learned I would need to deliver him eight weeks early,...

Mentalfloss

What Is a GMO?

If you've followed the debate about GMOs with any sort of regularity, there's a strong chance you've come across a picture of a tomato stabbed by a giant syringe. That image,...

Science of Us

Whole Foods Would Look a Lot Different If It Were Science-Based

Whole Foods used to be my idea of grocery heaven. Once upon a time, I shopped at the California Street location in San Francisco - it was light and airy with produce for miles....

Salon

My food paranoia wake-up call: The EWG wants us to be afraid of the food we feed our kids -...

When my doctor told me I'd be delivering my baby at 32 weeks, I looked at her like she was crazy. Nothing was ready. Not the crib, not his room, and certainly not me. At the...