Friday October 21st 2016, 10:00 AMFor the yellow-shafted northern flicker, “you are what you eat” has proven freakishly true. [News Source]
Why yellow birds mysteriously turn red.
The EU’s promotion of meat consumption is misguided, Mr Hogan.
Thursday October 20th 2016, 10:00 AMEver since he took office, Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has promoted the interests of the livestock sector while ignoring health and environmental warnings related to over-consumption of meat. [News Source]
Healthy eating in America: Are we really changing the way we eat?
Thursday October 20th 2016, 10:00 AMConsumers are bombarded with a plethora of healthy food products these days. But does all of this innovation mean Americans are actually eating and living healthier? Not necessarily, say researchers. [News Source]
Sweet-toothed Egypt endures a sugar crisis: ‘People are going to snap.’
Thursday October 20th 2016, 10:00 AMShortages of sugar, a staple of the national diet, and of other products have led to brewing anger against President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. [News Source]
VIDEO: Why most of us shouldn’t drink milk.
Thursday October 20th 2016, 10:00 AMHuman geneticist Spencer Wells, director of the Genographic Project of the National Geographic Society, tracks down the biological and cultural history of our ability to digest lactose. [News Source]
In coal country, farmers get creative to bridge the fresh produce gap.
Wednesday October 19th 2016, 10:00 AMAt least a quarter of people in West Virginia struggle to afford groceries. In one county, two farmers are finding new ways to help their neighbors sell the food they grow and eat more healthfully. [News Source]
A song of ice.
Wednesday October 19th 2016, 10:00 AMGreenland is melting. The shrinking of the country’s ice sheet is triggering feedback loops that accelerate the global crisis. The floodgates may already be open. [News Source]
Time to seek alternative farming practices.
Wednesday October 19th 2016, 10:00 AMWe cannot develop the agricultural sector further without first addressing the changing climate and its effect on our island, and seeking alternative production practices that will keep us abreast of any environmental changes. [News Source]
The secret life of krill.
Wednesday October 19th 2016, 10:00 AMScientists are trying to learn what melting sea ice means for the pinkish, feathery-limbed crustacean that sustains penguins, sea birds and whales. [News Source]
Hundreds of animal species ‘being consumed to extinction.’
Tuesday October 18th 2016, 10:00 AMHumans are consuming hundreds of wild animals “to extinction” for meat, ornaments, medicines and pets, according to scientists. [News Source]
When breast cancer hits young: Growing numbers of women in their 20s, 30s confront the disease.
Tuesday October 18th 2016, 10:00 AMThey’re typically hit with a far more aggressive disease, one that’s more likely to metastasize and strikes at a more vulnerable stage in life. [News Source]
Aflatoxins affect African food exports, experts say.
Tuesday October 18th 2016, 10:00 AMAflatoxins, poisonous and cancer-causing chemicals produced by certain molds which grow in grains, are a barrier to food exports from Africa and threat to human health, according to a senior East African Community official. [News Source]